Man Suffers Broken Penis, Heard it 'Snap' Feb 1, 2019 2:40:02 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Feb 1, 2019 2:40:02 GMT -5
Man Suffers Broken Penis, Heard it 'Snap'
Sean Marsden, 48, was getting frisky with girlfriend Louise Gray, 36, when he “slipped” and heard his manhood snap. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where surgeons operated on what was diagnosed as a penile fracture and torn urethra.
In an interview, Marsden, a painter and decorator who lives in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, said, “I heard it snap and I said to Louise straight away that something was wrong. I grabbed hold of it and it just grew and grew. I didn’t think it was going to stop. It went up to the size of a bottle of wine. It was beyond my control and scared me to death.” He admitted to being fearful he wouldn’t be able to “perform” again and might be left unable to impregnate a woman. “The pain was off the scale. It was really excruciating. It came in waves,” he continued. “I could actually see where it had broke and snapped. I knew that I had to go to hospital.”
Marsden and Gray had been dating six months and were doing it “doggy style” on December 22 when Marsden misjudged and his member impacted her pelvic bone.
He was treated at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, where he was administered morphine and kept overnight.
A penile fracture occurs when the tissue fibers responsible for erectile function – the corpus cavernosum – rupture, causing an immediate loss of erection and severe bruising. Marsden’s penis was wrapped in bandages and a plastic rod was placed down the shaft to the base to ensure the muscle repairs straight – not “wonky.” Marsden was unable to walk for several days.
Gray admits to feeling “traumatized” and guilty. “I was in complete shock when it happened. I knew that something was seriously wrong. I could see the break and could see that it was broken. It was extremely traumatic and he has really struggled with it. I didn’t even think it was possible for a penis to snap. I felt so bad about it. I felt guilty and still feel guilty because I thought I was responsible. He’s been in so much pain and it has been awful to see. It was really scary when it happened. I didn’t know what to do. I felt helpless.”
Though things are back to normal, apparently, Gray still had misgivings. “It was a scary thing to do because I didn’t want to hurt him again,” she added, “It’s a relief that he can still have sex. He looked okay so I couldn’t say no. Obviously everything was working how it should.”
This isn’t the first time a penis has snapped. Last summer, a father in India who took Viagra to boost his sexual prowess snapped his penis after his son jumped onto his bed for a morning hug. The 36-year-old went to a hospital and complained of swelling, pain and a “deformed” penis two days after the incident.
The night before the injury occurred, he had taken 100 milligrams of the erectile dysfunction drug, the normal dosage for a man having difficulty performing. But afterward, his erection wouldn’t subside. He tried “vigorous masturbation” to relieve his problem, however, according to the British Medical Journal case report, nothing worked.
He decided to sleep, hoping his erection would go away during the night and the following morning, his child “mistakenly fell over his erect penis” causing it to snap and resulting in “sudden severe pain.”
Upon examination, doctors at King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, India, noticed an “eggplant deformity” on the man’s member and diagnosed a fractured penis. A penile fracture occurs when an erect penis is hit with considerable force.
The penis consists of three cylindrical tubes, two of which fill with blood when a man becomes aroused. The tissue surrounding these tubes also expands. But if the penis is hit with force, it can bend and cause a pressure overload in the tubes and rupture. In this case, the man had a half-inch tear in one of the tubes and a large blood clot. He was taken to surgery, where the blood clot was evacuated and the tear repaired. The surgery was successful and the patient was able to get an erection normally again.
According to the case report, the first surgical repair of a penile fracture was performed in 1936.
Sources: Bradley Jolly, The Irish Mirror, January 31, 2019; Alexandria Hein, Fox News, January 31, 2019; and Andrea Downey, The Sun, August 15, 2018.