Persistent morning erections affecting sleep

Patient : I have been getting strong erections in the morning for the past year that has been affecting my sleep. It is not a normal morning erection. It happens every time I sleep, and it takes a while to go away, usually requiring walking around. However once I go back to sleep I will wake up an hour or two later with a slightly painful erection again. It seems to be getting more frequent and stronger as time goes on. Having sex/masturbating before sleeping doesn't affect it. Had a physical a week ago, nothing out of the ordinary. What can cause this?
Symptoms:  Persistent morning erections affecting sleep
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