A BRIT man has been hospitalised with a two week erection as doctors face a “race against time” to save his penis.
Danny Polaris, who is in agonising pain, and has lost a lot of blood, fears it may need to be amputated.
The Swansea-born Jazz singer who lives in Berlin, took Viagra before he went to a party.
After he went home with a nurse, he agreed to have an erection enhancer injected into his penis.
“It’s one of the worst decisions of my life”, he said from his hospital bed, as he may never have a natural erection again.
The following morning, he noticed he still had an erection, but he decided against going to seek help, wearing his flatmates wine cooler wrapped around his penis, Pink News reported.
But two days later, he was rushed to hospital in “screaming pain”, where he was diagnosed with a priapism.
It is a long-lasting painful erection that can cause permanent damage to your penis if not treated quickly.
Medics have already tried to force needles through the side of his penis five times to remove blood.
They have even conducted emergency surgery, taking a vein from his blood to draw the blood away.
But he still has an erection, and is now “often crying with extreme stress and anxiety”.
He added: “Some days I wake up and I just cry about how stupid I was, about what I’ve lost, about what’s going to happen to me.”
Danny’s friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help cover his medical bills.
They said he will need counselling or psychotherapy, alternative therapies and further operations in the future for reconstructive surgery.
Danny even fears his condition will affect his current open relationship with his boyfriend.
A description on his fundraising page says: “Danny has been suffering with a potentially life-threatening priapism for more than 10 days.
“He has been in a lot of pain, last week he lost a lot of blood and may have been close to death.
“He is being brave, focused and is a survivor!
“But however positive he’s trying to be, he’s also traumatised and often crying with extreme stress and anxiety.
“Some days he’s been in so much pain, that he has blacked out / fallen unconscious, even with strong pain relief.”