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I had surgery for penile fracture 3 weeks ago and had no feeling in the penis until yesterday.  The penis is still a little swollen but is looking more like normal each day.   During my sleep last night I woke up as I was having a wet dream with ejaculation of semen.  This is the first sexual related feeling since the surgery.  

Does this Mean that I had an erection last nite?

Is this normal as part of the recovery process?

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Ray:

Unfortunately, the fact that you had a wet dream does not necessarily mean the erections have returned. However, this would normally be expected during recovery from a penile fracture.  If the fracture was repaired quickly, recovery is usually 90% or more.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

Expertise

Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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