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Cracking sound, pain in penis after injury. PENIS FRACTURE?

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Recently I had a minor(ish) accident with my penis (sorry for being so blunt). It was in an upwards position with my pants on when my partner sat on my lap. What happened was her thigh landed flat on it and I heard a cracking noise, causing pain to ensue. It wasn't very loud or worrying, except for the fact that it was originating from the middle of my penis. The pain only returns upon getting an erection, which seems harder to get and lasts a shorter amount of time now (likely just due to the pain). there is no bruising, but when erect, I can feel a small crack under the skin that I do not recall being there. I though waiting would work to at least reduce the pain, but if anything, it has slightly increased.

Now, although my penis is still straight and don't not have a kink in it or any crookedness, I am getting worried I have a small penile fracture. The crack I found was 2/3 of an inch long and about 2 mm wide. Squeezing it when erect seems to lessen the pain drastically as long as I don't move.

I am 17 and would really like not needing to mention this to my parents.

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Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
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Thank you for posting your query at

It appears that you had penile fracture and urgent treatment is
needed. Surgery should be done within 24 hours.
However, appreciable time has elapsed since injury and surgery shall
not help. It is good to know that you are getting some erection. With
time your injury shall heal and erection shall also improve.

I will be happy to answer if you have any other queries,

Patient replied :

Is there anything i can do that would make it heal faster or reduce the risk of complications? It seems like it could have been alot worse, but i still dont want it hurting for a few months.


There is nothing much you can do to allow it to heal it faster or
prevent complications. It shall take its own time to heal.
Please avoid intercourse or masturbation till complete recovery.

Don't panic and stay calm.


Dr. Rajiv Goel
Category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STD)Specialist
MCh(urology) Medical Council of India
Fellow, Laparoscopic urology, Germany
Fellow, Urooncology and Robotic urology, Australia
Felloship - MCH, Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, AIIMS, 2004
Residency - MS, Master of Surgery, AIIMS, 2001
Medical School - MBBS, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, AIIMS, 1998
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