A man tore a ligament in his penis while enjoying some “vigorous” sex – and it still hadn’t healed a year later.

The 37-year-old, who has not been named, was having sex with a woman who was on top, according to a medical case report.

He reportedly heard a “distinct popping sound” and his penis suddenly bent backwards.

This was followed by intense pain and he admitted himself to hospital in Tehran, Iran.

Doctors at Tehran University of Medical Sciences explained: “A 37-year-old man presented to our emergency department four hours after penile trauma while engaging in vigorous sexual vaginal intercourse.

“The injury occurred during the woman on top position when the erect penis suffered a sudden downward (toward the legs) pressure.

“The patient reported that he heard a distinct popping sound at the base of the penile shaft followed by sudden onset of pain.”

On the first examination, doctors noticed his penis was discoloured but couldn’t find any tears.

They carried out an ultrasound but were unable to find the issue, so an MRI was scheduled. The MRI uncovered a partial tear of the penile suspensory ligament.

The injury is very rare but if inflicted, can cause erectile dysfunction and penile instability.

The main function of the penile suspensory ligament is to support the penis near the pubic bone and it’s crucial for supporting a penis when erect.

The doctors decided against surgery and discharged the patient, telling him to avoid any sexual activity for at least six weeks.

But he returned to the hospital one year later and told the doctors that something still wasn’t right.

Doctors explained: “At the one-year follow-up, the patient reported remaining abnormal erectile angle without erectile dysfunction, penile instability, or pain.”

This prompted his doctors to conduct a further MRI, which revealed that the tear had not healed.

He was then taken into theatre to fix his curved penis, which involved strengthening the ligament with a synthetic material.

The findings were published in Urology Case Reports.

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