French Doctors Horrified to Find Covid Patient Suffering Priapism as A Possible New Symptom of COVID 19
Coronavirus world figures are all set to reach 12 million in a couple of days which is not a good sign and an indication that people should not think that lockdowns being relaxed are an indication of an ebb in the coronavirus. Lockdowns across the world are being lifted out of socio-economical concerns and to help people get on with their lives in the midst of the pandemic. Every citizen should be following strict self-disciplinary methods that is the only weapon against the virus. That being said and this is not funny, is a new symptom that doctors are finding out with one case already being hospitalized and that is men with priapism caused by the virus.
1Doctors in France find condition of priapism as new side effect of the coronavirus
Well, you heard that right. A man in France suffered from the condition even as he was in hospital receiving intensive care. The man’s reproductive organ was filled with blood contain blood clots which incidentally is one of the more dangerous complicating symptoms of the virus that usually attacks the lungs. This is the first-time doctors are warning about priapism as a symptom of COVID-19 which can be defined as an erection that lasts over four hours or more.
2Priapism is a painful condition
The man who remains unidentified due to privacy reasons was found suffering from Priapism which is a painful condition. That most men will agree now wouldn’t it? The 62-year-old man had already been hospitalized with a severe condition of the coronavirus and his condition was due to the rush of blood trapped in his organ. It was also found full of blood clots which had to be drained by doctors later. Now that must have been even more painful.
3Blood clotting is a frequent symptom of the virus suggesting the main reason for the priapism
One-third of coronavirus patients have been found to be suffering a type of thrombosis which is blood clots and this can be a dangerous complication in patients infected with covid19. When veins or arteries get blocked with blood clots, it can result in a possible stroke or even heart attack. It can also cause the condition of priapism.