Doctors had to help with the erection.
The coronavirus has a few unusual side effects, such as loss of smell and taste, and doctors are finding more and more symptoms. For example, in a French man, a four-hour erection was caused by covid19, the health magazine health.com wrote.
The 62-year-old man, whose name was not made public, went to the Center Hospitaliser de Versailles in Le Chesnay, near Paris, with fever, dry cough and diarrhea. He received antibiotics and was sent home, but two days later he went back to the hospital with breathing difficulties, where he had to be put on a ventilator, and it turned out that his covid test was positive.
The patient had to be sedated and was unconscious when placed on a ventilator, and doctors then noticed that he was suffering from priapism, a prolonged, painful erection of the penis.
It is a complaint in which the erection does not disappear permanently, and if the situation is not resolved, in the worst case the organ itself may die, writes Házipatika.
Doctors first tried to eliminate the problem with icing, but it didn’t work, so they used a needle to draw the erectile blood from the penis. It was then that they noticed that a blood clot was causing the problem. Roughly 30 percent of patients with severe covid19 develop a potentially life-threatening blood clot due to the virus.
The man was reportedly on a ventilator for two weeks and eventually left the hospital healed.