HOTEL worker Jason Garnett is recovering from a medical problem that left him squirming with pain – and embarrassment.

The 23-year-old ended up in hospital where his penis had to be drained of two pints of blood – after suffering from an erection lasting 17 hours.

Doctors at his local hospital in Harrogate found he was suffering from a condition known as priapism – a condition that is regarded as a medical emergency.

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Jason first woke up with the condition last Friday morning and initially didn’t worry about it.

However by lunchtime he was beginning to get concerned and tried to address the situation by taking an ice bath and then going for a jog.

He went to the hospital where his condition was diagnosed and doctors drew off two pints of blood to try and reduce the pressure. They also had to inject medication 24 times to restrict the blood flow.

If untreated such a problem can cause serious problems but all is now well with Jason, who described the pain of his treatment as “ten out of ten.”

“It is completely normal now,” he added, “apart from the fact that it looks like it’s been through a war. It’s all a bit black and blue.”