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Can your penis get fractured?
07 Feb 2022
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Yes, it can happen very rarely. Since the penis has no bones, penis fracture differs from other sorts of fractures. 

Even in this case, fracture only happens if there is a trauma to the erect penis. During an erection, the penis is filled with blood that fills corpora cavernosa. 

When the erect penis bent got fractured, this can rupture the lining of one of the tunica albuginea. It can lead to penis fracture.

The trauma mostly happens when the penis slips out of the vagina and is accidentally thrust against the pelvis.

 But a penis fracture can also occur due to aggressive masturbation or, a cultural practice in which the top of an erect penis is forcefully bent to relax an erection.

Here are the signs and symptoms of penis fracture.

  • Intense pain
  • Lossing the erection ability
  • Discoloration of the penile shaft due to bleeding underneath the skin
  • Audible cracking like the sound
  • Blood leaking from penis
  • Having difficulty in urination

What is the cause of penis fracture?

As discussed above, fracture happens when sudden trauma or bending of the penis breaks the tunica albuginea.

Here are the main causes behind penis fracturing

  • Forceful bending of the penis during vaginal intercourse.
  • High pressure masturbaions. 

What to do next?

It is better to seek a doctor’s help immediately. Otherwise, there are more chances your penis can be permanently damaged. It can affect your erection also. It is known as erectile dysfunction. 


A doctor can easily confirm the penis injury based on the details of how this happened. If not, your doctor needs to conduct an imaging study. 

Here are some imaging studies to diagnose penis fracture.

  • a special X-ray, called cavernosography, which requires injecting a special dye into the blood vessels of the penis
  • a penile ultrasound, in which the internal structure of the penis is imaged with sound waves
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a scanner that uses a magnetic field and radio-energy pulses to create detailed images of the inside of the penis


Because it is a highly sensitive case, you will need surgery to make this right. The surgeon will use stitches to close the tear in the tunica albuginea and corpus cavernosum. Two goals of this surgery are to maintain the ability to have erections and preserve urinary function. 

How to recover from penis fracture?

As we mentioned above, surgery is the treatment for this.

It is very important to get a good rest and follow all the instructions given by the doctor after the surgery.

It takes a good amount of time to heal this. Might take months to completely cure this. Some men may experience side effects after the repair, including erectile dysfunction, the curvature of the penis, and painful erections.

Corpus spongiosum damage symptoms?

The mechanism of injury is due to a rupture of the corpora cavernosa following blunt or sexual trauma to the penis when fully erect. Penile fractures usually present with a ‘popping’ sound with concomitant sudden swelling and ecchymosis of the penis followed by rapid detumescence.

Is the corpus spongiosum sensitive?

During an erection, the corpus cavernosal engorges as blood flows into it. The corpus cavernosa becomes hard and inflexible, but the sponge-like tissue of the corpus spongiosum remains pliable. Damage to the corpus spongiosum may cause reduced sensation during sexual activity.

How do you increase blood flow to corpora cavernosa?

According to many studies, about 40 percent of men are affected with erectile dysfunction.  

Having healthy erections is important to lead a healthy sex life. 

So here are some tips you can do to increase the blood flow to corpora cavernosa.

Eat food that improves blood flow

Your food has a significant impact on the blood flow to the penis. 

Here are some foods you can try. 

Garlic, Onions, Citrus fruits, Nitrate rich vegetables, Nuts, and dark chocolate.

Maintain a healthy weight

Having a healthy body is very important for blood circulation, cardiovascular health, and sexual performance. 

Obesity and erectile dysfunction are closely linked, with men who are overweight or obese more likely than average to experience some sexual performance issues.

Start exercising

Exercising can give your body a whole boost up. It improves your blood circulation, including the tissue in your penis responsible for helping you get and keep an erection during sex.

Reduce stressful environments

Your body’s activity got down when you are stressed. It leads to constriction of blood vessels and increases in the production of stress hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. Gradually, it can cause higher blood pressure levels and a reduction in blood flow throughout your body.

Avoid nicotine and alcohol consumption

Your heart will start beating more speedily due to nicotine means your blood pressure starts increasing. As a result, arteries that control blood flow throughout your body will start to constrict.

But alcohol can directly restrict your blood flow. If you use alcohol heavily, it can even lead to sexual dysfunctions. 


Fractirung penis is a rare case. But if this happened to you, you must seek the help of a doctor soon as possible. Otherwise, it can lead to many problems related to the penis. 

Make sure to use lubricants during sex and be careful when hard penetrations.

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