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GoFundMe page launched to cover hospital expenses for man’s never-ending Viagra nightmare

Danny Harrop-Griffiths in a hospital bed

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for a Berlin man who’s been sitting in the hospital for nearly two weeks with a never-ending erection.

Danny Harrop-Griffiths checked into a local hospital after a late-night hookup gone terribly, terribly wrong.

“I was partying at a club, and I took a Viagra before I went,” he tells Pink News.

While there, he says, “I met a nurse, who I went home with, who ended up injecting an erection enhancer into my c*ck. I thought, why not, what could possibly go wrong?”

Turns out, a lot could go wrong. And it did.

Harrop-Griffiths ended up with a 10-day erection that still hasn’t completely gone down.

Two days into it, he was “screaming in pain,” so he checked himself into the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a condition called priapism, which is basically a painful, never-ending erection that can lead to permanent tissue damage to the penis.

According to the the American Urological Association, priapism is a relatively uncommon disorder but can be unpredictable and is considered a medical emergency.

Pink News reports:

Medical experts tried a number of excruciating treatments in order to try and reduce the swelling, driving needles through the side of his penis five times to try and remove blood.

Doctors also tried pushing a plastic nail down his urethra without anaesthetic, which Harrop-Griffiths says was “ten out of ten on the pain scale,” to no avail.

The desperate clinicians even resorted to emergency surgery, taking a vain from his leg to try and draw the blood away.

However, Harrop-Griffiths still has his erection after a week and a half, and remains in hospital, hooked up to a blood thinner.

“Some days I wake up and I just cry about how stupid I was, about what I’ve lost, about what’s going to happen to me,” he says. “I don’t know if I’ll ever have sex again.”

Harrop-Griffiths’ friends launched a GoFundMe page to help cover his mounting medical costs. So far, they have raised about €300 of the €5,000 goal.

“It’s uncertain whether he’ll have another natural erection ever again,” the page reads. “Doctors give him less than 50% odds.”

“He’s been waiting 11 days for blood clots to drain from his penis. It may take another 3-5 days. t’s likely that his penis is now permanently damaged.”

“I don’t know how much it’s going to cost to get my penis working how it used to be working,” Harrop-Griffiths laments. “Sex is very important to me. … I need all the help I can get.”