Man “swallowed an unidentified pill” …
4-Day Erection Results In Injury, Lawsuit
(BRUCE Y. LEE, FORBES) You know that commercial that says call your doctor if an erection lasts for longer than 4 hours? Well, it’s 4 hours and not 4 days.
A $5 million civil right lawsuit alleges that a former prison inmate in Oklahoma developed a painful erection that lasted 91 hours, didn’t receive proper medical care in time despite pleading with the prison staff, and now has permanent injury [presumably to his penis].
It all apparently started for Dustin Lance on December 15, 2016, when, while at the Pittsburg County jail in Oklahoma, he swallowed an unidentified pill from another inmate.
Of course, the words “swallowed” and “unidentified pill” should never go with each other.
Reportedly, the next day he informed the prison staff that he was suffering “unbearable pain” because of a resulting continuous erection but received mocking rather than any medical treatment until December 19, when he was finally transported to McAlester Regional Hospital.
It is not yet clear what permanent injury Lance suffered as a consequence, and there seems to be some confusion about his current health status.
‘Not a part of the body with which to experiment’
While the suspect pill has not been identified, there are a number of drugs out there that can cause erections, some approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some not.
FDA-approved drugs such as Cialis (tadalafil), Viagra (sildenafil), and Levitra (vardenafil) work by relaxing the muscles of the vessels that bring blood to the penis. Of course, each of these drugs come with a number of warnings and specific dosing instructions.
In general, do not even try a pill, drug, or supplement to help with erections without first consulting your doctor. You may not be able to stand the consequences and that is not a part of the body with which you want to experiment. READ THE FULL STORY AT FORBES. Also of interest: Common Kitchen Item Helps Causes of ED