This article was in the recent AUA Daily Scope (and apparently, Grey’s Anatomy)
Urologists explain penile fractures after injury is featured on TV show. ABC News (1/23, Friedman) reported that, after being featured on an episode of the television show "Grey's Anatomy," many are asking if penile fractures are real. "The answer, unfortunately, is a definite yes."
Explaining penile fractures, Dr. Darius Paduch, a urologist at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, who "treats around four fractured penises a year, said that penile fractures are usually accompanied by a 'popping sound' and then an immediate loss of erection for the man."
Dr. Ira Sharlip, spokesman for the American Urological Association, elaborates "that in addition to the popping sound that occurs at the time of injury, the penis will also be swollen and quite painful."
Dr. Paduch warns, however, that "sex isn't the only way a man can break his penis." In fact "any time the penis is hit while erect, damage can occur."
Still, Dr. Sharlip, "who also practices urology at the University of California San Francisco," emphasized, "It's important to remember this is a minor injury because it's repairable and that men can go completely back to normal after surgery."
My message to guys out there is that if this happens, it is an emergency and they need to go to the hospital or make an appointment to see a urologist ASAP. They should not wait to see if the penis will repair itself. The fracture needs to be repaired surgically. This is often successful to restore function without any consequences. The key is that it needs surgical intervention ... sooner rather than later.