HARROGATE, England, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A British man who woke up with an erection that wouldn't go away said doctors drained more than 2 pints of blood from his member.
Jason Garnett, 23, a hotel worker in Harrogate, England, said he woke up Friday morning after having sex the previous night and found he had an erection that would not go away.
Garnett said he tried an ice bath, jogging and other arousal-defeating techniques, but nothing was able to make his penis go flaccid.
The man said he sought advice from his roommate after eight hours of unsuccessful erection-stopping attempts and Garnett was taken to a hospital, where doctors said the condition is known as priapism. The condition can permanently damage the penis if it is not immediately treated.
Garnett said doctors drained more than 2 pints of blood from his penis and injected it with medication 24 times to make the unwanted erection go away.
"Seeing them stab my penis with a needle was a horrible experience -- like something out of a horror film. The pain was a 10 out of 10," Garnett told The Sun.
He said his penis was finally tamed after 17 hours of rigidity.
"It is completely normal now, apart from the fact that it looks like it's been through a war. It's all a bit black and blue," he said.