For men, erection above 30 minutes dangerous – Expert

By Nudoiba Ojen

“Urination, which is supposed to be fun and relieving, may become a problem and sometimes, if intervention is not made on time, it could lead to the death of the individual”

Consultant urologist and senior lecturer at the Department of Surgery, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Prof. Ademola Popoola, has warned that penile erection for more than 30 minutes in sexual intercourse is purposeless, dangerous and harmful to men.

Popoola, who highlighted problems associated with prolonged erection, stressed the urgency of seeking medical intervention, stating that extended erection beyond the 30-minute mark serves no purpose and could be detrimental to men’s health.

The don spoke in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, while delivering the 250th inaugural lecture of Unilorin, titled, “That All May Pee in Peace”.

Popoola, who teaches in the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Unilorin, urged individuals experiencing prolonged erection to promptly report to hospital for necessary medical assistance.

The don underscored the importance of addressing penile fractures or ruptures that can occur during prolonged erection, noting that such injuries often lead to complications and require timely medical attention.

He also advised the Federal Government to ensure availability of research funding to support genitourinary problems, including kidney failure.

He also pointed out the potential impact on urination, emphasizing the need for timely intervention to prevent adverse outcomes.

The expert stated that in a person’s lifetime urination, which is supposed to be fun and relieving, may become a problem and sometimes if intervention is not made on time, it could lead to the death of the individual.

Popoola listed various factors contributing to challenges with urination in women, ranging from anatomical issues to underlying health conditions.

He also highlighted the significance of addressing urinary abnormalities, including the presence of blood in urine, as a potential indicator of underlying health disorders that require thorough investigation and treatment within a specific timeframe.

The expert called for comprehensive care for patients with urological malignancies as he stressed the importance of adequate support, including research funding, for genitourinary problems and kidney failure.

He urged the National Health Insurance Authority to extend coverage to encompass comprehensive care for urological conditions and emphasized the need for government-funded research initiatives to address genitourinary health challenges.

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