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Understanding Hard Flaccid Syndrome: What You Need to Know

What exactly is Hard Flaccid Syndrome?

Hard flaccid syndrome is described as one or more of the following symptoms:

  • In a flaccid condition, the penis shortens or retracts
  • Penis temperature or sensation changes, such as numbness or coldness
  • Penis or perineum discomfort
  • Ejaculation is excruciatingly painful.

A variety of causes, including penile damage, penis modifications, and overall high stress levels, are likely to contribute to hard flaccid syndrome.

Hard flaccid can be associated with both pelvic floor muscular tension and anxiousness. At Elite Aesthetics, we will look at the broad picture to determine which areas of your lifestyle may be contributing to your symptoms, as well as provide you with practical solutions to reduce stress.

What Is Involved in Hard Flaccid Syndrome Diagnosis?

The assessment of this problem includes both a review of your medical history to look for risk factors such as UTIs/a history of trauma, and an examination of the pelvic floor muscles.

What is the Prognosis?

In-clinic therapies often include a variety of exercises such as pelvic floor muscle, pelvic yoga, and/or physical restoration seminars. A combination of the Emsella Chair for Pelvic Floor rehabilitation and the Priapus Shots are beneficial for this condition.

Tips for Preventing and Treating

Stress impairs erectile function and causes muscular strain, so consider how you handle stress.
Consider cardiovascular workouts such as walking, yoga, tai chi, and swimming to help relax your pelvic floor throughout the day.

Common Myths

Myth #1: I’ll be trapped with this for the rest of my life.

Truth: Effective therapy is feasible with the correct management strategy, regardless of how long you’ve had Hard Flaccid Syndrome.

Myth #2: My Hard Flaccid Syndrome is caused by my prostate.

The majority of individuals with Hard Flaccid Syndrome have completely normal prostate tests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hard flaccid is a difficult condition to treat. Specific men’s health treatment, the P Shot, is highly successful in resolving this condition. More importantly having a physiotherapist that understands the condition and knows how to treat an individual is key.





What are the Symptoms of Hard Flaccid Syndrome?

Firm flaccid syndrome is characterised by the presence of a hard or semi-hard penis in addition to a flaccid or soft penis. This is the most prevalent symptom of hard flaccid syndrome. If the symptoms continue, hard flaccid can create further complications, including a loss of interest in sexual activity as well as mental discomfort.

The following is a list of numerous other hard flaccid symptoms that are regularly reported:

Rigidity That Doesn’t Change

The most common symptom of hard flaccid erection, which is not a normal erection, is the sensation of having a hard or semi-hard erection even when the penis is not erect. When flaccid, the penis may also have the sensation of being shorter or appear to be shorter.


Another sign of hard flaccid is a loss in sensitivity and pain in the penis, as well as a feeling of numbness, coldness, or even a “hollow” sensation in the penis. This is because there is insufficient blood flow, as opposed to an erection that has adequate blood flow and feels warm when touched and occurs when there is adequate blood flow.

Difficulty Obtaining and Keeping an Erection

Hard flaccid syndrome is characterised by a penis that is normally semi-hard. In addition, sufferers may have a loss of morning erections as well as additional erectile problems. It’s possible that you’re having problems getting and keeping an erection during sexual activity, or that you require more stimulation than normal to get one. It’s possible that the head of the penis will stay soft even while you have an erection




Hard Flaccid Syndrome Diagnosis

Because there has been little clinical research on hard flaccid, many people have self-diagnosed by reading online forums. Many men were previously misdiagnosed with non-bacterial chronic prostatitis or Peyronie’s disease.

If you suspect you have hard flaccid syndrome, discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Chronic pain (especially while standing), a numb or “hollow” feeling in the penis, and a semi-hard penis while flaccid are all warning signs.

Blood tests, an imaging test (or Doppler ultrasound) of the penis, a urine test, and sexually transmitted infection screening may be requested by your healthcare provider.


Hard Flaccid Syndrome Education
Understanding the condition is good first step toward treating hard flaccid. 
The more you understand, the less stressed or anxious you may feel, which may help mitigate the effects.
Another critical step is to reassure yourself that you are not to blame for your hard flaccid condition.
Stress Management

Reducing stress and anxiety is beneficial to sexual health. Stress causes muscle tension, which reduces erectile function and worsens the symptoms of hard flaccid syndrome.

Even if you believe that stressing less is easier said than done, it is doable. According to a 2011 literature review, mindfulness and meditation are two effective stress-relieving techniques for chronic conditions. Communication with your partner(s) can also help relieve some of the stress you are experiencing.


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