If you have recurrent or stuttering priapism, to prevent future episodes your doctor might recommend:
- Treatment for an underlying condition, such as sickle cell anemia, that might have caused priapism
- Use of oral or injectable phenylephrine
- Hormone-blocking medications — only for adult men
- Use of oral medications used to manage erectile dysfunction
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