University of Miami scientists have discovered traces of COVID-19 within penile tissue.
Traces of COVID-19 in this tissue were discovered long after male patients have recovered. This suggests the virus may stay in men's genitals long after they have recuperated. Because of this, researchers have concluded this can lead to blood vessel dysfunction within the male genitalia, causing erectile dysfunction.
Men who contract COVID-19 should be aware erectile dysfunction could be an effect from the virus, and if symptoms of erectile dysfunction occur to see a physician.
The best recommendations to prevent this is to have the vaccination and to try to stay safe.
The study is published in World Journal of Men’s Health.