What is the initial treatment for priapism in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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At the onset of priapism, patients should be advised to drink extra fluids, use oral analgesics, and attempt to urinate. A nightly dose of pseudoephedrine (30 mg orally) may prevent priapism in some cases.

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