Time for all the factor checkers to collectively apologize to Nicki Minaj… kind of?
In September she posted: “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen,” the tweet, posted the evening of Sept. 13, read. “His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”
She was ripped on social media.
Now, doctors in Iran have filed a medical journal entry (that you can read here) describing the agonizing penis pain that was blamed on COVID infection, and they warned that it is in fact a rare side effect.
The Iranian team explained how the virus led to blood clotting in the dude’s crank, a situation that he had to suffer through for three days before being seen by a urologist, who then referred him for tests.
The unnamed man said that the discomfort began while having sex.
Nothing was out of the ordinary about his COVID illness. doctors noted.
He had mild symptoms including fever, cough and fatigue and did not need to take any medication.
Tests at the hospital revealed “thrombosis of deep dorsal penile vein” – which is, basically, blood clotting in a vein that runs along the top of the shaft, running the whole length, and is involved in supply of oxygenated blood to your boner.
An ultrasound showed “no [blood] flow in the vein” due to a clot.
Doctors began treatment with rivaroxaban, a blood thinning medication used to treat and prevent blood clots.
“Two months after starting the treatment, patient’s symptoms were completely disappeared and he had no penile pain during erection and sexual disturbances anymore,” the medics wrote in the journal.
The recovery process has been fine although the report said that this dude is still experienced a little pain at the site of the blood clotting.
“Roughly, 20 percent – 50 percent of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 infection have abnormal coagulation tests,” they wrote. ““Searching the literature showed no previously published similar case of deep dorsal penile vein thrombosis following COVID-19 infection and our patient is the first reported case.”
This is not a thing you want to be Patient Zero.
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