Medical Must-See: Perineal pain points to rare thrombosis

US doctors say their patient was the third to develop the condition after using sildenafil.
Rachel Fieldhouse

The dangers of self-medicating became all too clear for one US man whose “inappropriate” sildenafil use gave rise to a rare and abnormal thrombus formation in his penile erectile tissue.

Doctors at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, say the 39-year-old patient presented with a three-day history of severe right groin and perineal pain that began after sexual intercourse.