Penile Fracture
A Bent Penis

penile fracture

penile fracture

What Is A Penile Fracture?

There are no bones in your penis, even when you have such a hard erection that you think there must be.

But, if you were having intense sexual intercourse, and your penis came out, and your partner slammed down on you and your penis missed the opening... and you heard and felt a "snap", yes, you very well may have caused a penile fracture.

What Snapped?

The bone you thought you might have broken was most likely your tunica albuginea.

But, your tunica albuginea is not a bone. It is a soft tissue.

And that is why the pain from it is worse than from a broken bone. It is the same awful pain as a sprain ot torn ligament.

You may also have torn the corpus cavernosum (the chambers in your penis that fill with blood and cause your erection) and/or your urethra (the tube you urine and semen come out of).

Why It Snapped

Your tunica albugines is a balloon-like covering over your corpus cavernosum. It is a very tough and strong tissue.

When your corpus cavernosum fill with blood your tunica albuginea expands just like a balloon.

But it's expansion has a limit. When it reaches that limit, your erection feels hard as a bone.

Now, when you have a hard erection, your tunica albuginea is pulled so tight that forcing it to bend will usually make it snap (just like pulling a rubber band too far). That is what a penile fracture is.

In a limp or flaccid state, your tunica albuginea is very flexible. You can never cause a penile fracture when your penis is limp and soft.

What You Should Do

Normally (even though they may hurt like hell) these injuries are not life threatening. But, they can cause severe and possible permanent damage to your penis.

If not treated properly and quickly, you could wind up with a severely bent penis.

If you have fractured your penis, or even suspect you have, you should get to your doctor or an emergency room immediately.


The symptoms of penis fractures include:

  • Intense sudden pain

  • Your penis (and sometime the surrounding areas) turns purple shortly after you feel the snap

  • Your penis is bent

  • Blood comes out from the tip of your penis (if the urethra was torn also)

Usually a fractured penis hurts so much and so suddenly that you know exactly what has happened.

Don't Take Unnecessary Risks

A penile fracture actually means an "internal tear". You are bleeding inside. That is why things are starting to turn purple. It is a serious injury. And it should be checked by a professional as soon as possible.

As I stated earlier: If you even suspect you have just fractured your penis, go to your doctor or an emergency room immediately. Normally a penis fracture can be fixed without complications.

Be Well.....

~ William

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