The not so strange case has taken place in France. A 62-year-old Frenchman, infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, maintained a prolonged erection for 4 hours. At the moment, we are investigating if this is a new symptom of the COVID-19.
Several of the symptoms of the new strain of coronavirus are strange. It is not the first case that the disease affects the sexual organs. In this case, the doctors who attended him have stated that the erection was caused by the virus.
The man, of French nationality, presented serious complications from Covid-19. When he was admitted to the hospital, he manifested fever, cough, breathing complications and diarrhea. After two days in the hospital, he required a ventilator to breathe.
When he was admitted to the hospital, he required an artificial respirator to breathe. At the time when the doctors intubated him, they found that the man had an erection, without any sexual stimulus. There were blood clots in the French patient’s penis.
In order to lower the erection, the doctors applied ice to the penis, but after four hours with no result, they had to resort to an injection to relax the blood vessels.
What happened is known as priapism. It has nothing to do with anything sexual, since it is a prolonged and painful erection.
At this time, with no previous evidence to deny it, it is believed to be the first case of penile thrombosis caused by coronavirus.
Influence of Covid on male sex hormones
The American Journal of Emegency Medicine pointed out that there are already scientists studying whether prolonged erections are a new symptom of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In fact, research already reveals that the serum luteinizing hormone was significantly increased. However, the ratio of testosterone to LH and the ratio of follicle-stimulating hormone to LH decreased dramatically in men with Covid-19. A direct evidence on the influence of Covid on male sex hormones.
In addition, it should be noted that in China 38 men were evaluated and found that at least 16% of them had evidence of coronavirus in their semen. Both in seriously ill patients and those who were recovering.