Man Hospitalised After Getting Three-Day Erection From Bull Stimulant
A man in Mexico found himself in an unfortunate - and, I'd imagine, extremely uncomfortable - position after he reportedly took bull stimulants and ended up with a three-day erection.
He then went on to develop an erection for three days, and had to be hospitalised for urgent surgery.
The anonymous man is believed to have bought the bull stimulant in the city of Veracruz, in the eastern Mexican state of the same name.
He was admitted to a hospital in Reynosa in the north-eastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, where he reportedly said he decided to take the 'bull Viagra' because he was planning to have a sexual encounter with a 30-year-old woman.
The doctors who attended him said: "He was hospitalised in the Specialised Hospital 270 of the city of Reynosa, he had taken a sexual stimulant which he had bought in Veracruz, used by farmers in that region to invigorate bulls for insemination."
Brazilian newspaper La República reports that doctors had to carry out urgent surgery to treat the man's erection. After the procedure was performed there have been no further updates on the patient's condition.
The specific name or brand of the bull stimulant has not been reported.
Over in the UK, Lloyds Pharmacy has recently launched an over-the-counter Viagra service called Viagra Connect, following a survey that found one in 10 men would rather give up sex altogether than seek help for their erection troubles.
Nearly 42 percent even admitted that they'd had sex with a semi-erection, while a quarter said they had erectile problems every time they had sex.
Dr Kieran Seyan - an online doctor for Lloyds Pharmacy, which has also launched an online '60 Sec Erection Check' - says: "Having the ability to achieve and maintain an erection is extremely important for men - both physically and mentally.
"When men experience a problem it can be really difficult to talk about not only with a health professional but also with their partners, which can often cause relationships to suffer.
"Erectile Dysfunction is more common than many men realise and I would encourage anyone with concerns to get the help they need as the issues they are experiencing could be linked to other health conditions which are often treatable.
"It is definitely not something men should feel ashamed of and the more we can encourage people to talk about the topic the easier it will become for people to seek support."
Seyan continued: "Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a more serious health condition such as high blood pressure, prostate problems and type 2 diabetes, amongst others.
"These are more common over the age of 40 and it is important to be tested for these conditions. In younger men, psychological causes such as anxiety or depression are usually more common, and men should seek help for these conditions as well - improving mental health will often help improve erectile problems in these cases.
"No matter what your age, if you are experiencing erection issues then you should seek support from a healthcare professional."
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