Re: Dr. told me to avoid erections - any advice?
Sounds like that doc had no idea what was wrong so he suggest you don't get erections....doesn't he know that guys get erections several times a night and that those are involuntary? If he doesn't know that, then how can you trust anything he says?
If he does know that then wouldn't it be wiser to carefully masturbate to reduce the number of erections at night rather than leaving it to chance.
I would say the painful erections are a normal part of life and will go away in a while when some nerve or blood vessel realignes itself. If not, then please consult a more professional doc. In my opinion, this doc needs a new line of work; or maybe he thought it was a funny joke.