Watch out for a popping noise, pain, immediate loss of erection, and bruising at the base. If that happened, you probably broke your penis. “You need to see a urologist within 24 hours, because all studies show that if he’s seen in 24 hours then the outcomes are excellent. If you wait, the tear will heal as a scar,” says Paduch.
Basically, the layer holding the blood in your erection can completely break, and it may even damage the urethra, nerves, or arteries. This isn’t a sore throat you can blow off — your penis needs immediate attention.
The doctor will do an ultrasound or MRI to assess the damage. If it’s a fracture, they’ll do an immediate operation where they use sutures to close the defects. If it’s just a small tear, your penis might just need some ice packs and a three- to four-week vacation from sex.