Man’s agonizing penis pain found to be rare side effect of COVID

Tests at the hospital showed the man had “thrombosis of deep dorsal penile vein” – blood clotting in a vein that runs along the top of the shaft.

The vein runs the whole length of the penis and is involved in supply of oxygenated blood to the organ.

An ultrasound showed “no [blood] flow in the vein” due to a clot around half way along the penis.

Immediately, doctors started giving rivaroxaban, a blood thinning medication used to treat and prevent blood clots.