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Doctor insights on: Harrington Rod Used For Erectile Dysfunction

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Can a harrington rod? Cause erectile dysfunction?

Can a harrington rod? Cause erectile dysfunction?

No: Spinal deformity and spinal cord compression can cause erectile dysfunction but the rod, unless misplaced, should not cause erectile dysfuction. ...Read more

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Inability To Attain An Erection (Definition)

Inability to attain en erection denotes a lack of physiological energy and ability to timely fill penile corporeal tissue with blood for its high-pressure circulation. To discovery when and how to treat such, go to http://formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html & other articles in the category of Sex life, ED. Besides, the info in Basics of Self-Care could be ...Read more


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Any suggestions on which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Any suggestions on which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Different metals : Different companies use different types of metal for their surgical hardware. They are usually made of metals such as titanium alloys, or other alloys containing cobalt-chromium, molybdenum, or nickel. ...Read more

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Is testosterone the treatment for erectile dysfunction in 44 year old male?

Is testosterone the treatment for erectile dysfunction in  44 year old male?

Erectile Dysfunction: Nope. Not at all. Ed is usually caused by hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, increased blood sugars or diabetes, etc. Testosterone is only one possible contributing fact for some with ed. ...Read more

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Best drug for erectal dysfunction failure?

Best drug for erectal dysfunction failure?

ED drugs: Hi, there are several medications for ed, however first thing would be to get a comprehensive evaluation so you know the cause and it may be something directly treatable . Here is a link about different medications, different ones work each person. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/condition-2383-erectile+dysfunction.aspx?diseaseid=2383&diseasename=erectile+dysfunction&source=1. ...Read more

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How safe is the new surgery for si fusion?The one with 3titanion rods

How safe is the new surgery for si fusion?The one with 3titanion rods

Not recommended: The si joint is supposed to move and will cause other problems if fused. See a prolotherapy trained physician to assist you with the stability you need to cope with your pain and spasms. Healing is possible without surgery. ...Read more

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Are the rods used for scoliosis surgery more flexible than the harrington rod?

Are the rods used for scoliosis surgery more flexible than the harrington rod?

Variable: Modern scoliosis rods have different properties based on their thickness (cross sectional area) and their metallurgy (ie titanium is more flexible). Another important bit of knowledge about the implants are whether or not they are MRI safe. ...Read more

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Do you know which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

Do you know which metal used for making surgical rods used in bone fracture surgery?

From studies....: ...Surgical stainless is strong but bendable, titanium has about the same elasticity of bone, but if exceeded can break. The selection is up 2 the surgeon to use the implant that hopefully meets his needs 2 treat the fracture. So there are weaknesses in each choice. ...Read more

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Can one become dependent on the cialus/viagra type drugs being prescribed for temporary erectile disfunction.?

Can one become dependent on the cialus/viagra type drugs being prescribed for temporary erectile disfunction.?

No.: There is no evidence that taking erectile dysfunction medications like viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis make you dependent on them to get natural erections. In fact, these medications are used in 'penile rehabilitation', where patients who lose their ability have erections after prostate surgery are given these medications on a scheduled basis to regain natural erectile function. ...Read more

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Ejaculation problems vs implant for severe diabetic?

Ejaculation problems vs implant for severe diabetic?

Ed or ejaculation: If you can get an erection that is good for a diabetic but if you have some sensing loss due to neuropathy then an implant wont help....Implants solve erection problem not sensation issue....If you smoke and are over weight these are big problems too... ...Read more

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Which drug is more effective for treating erectile dysfunction - viagra, cialis or levitra (vardenafil)?

Which drug is more effective for treating erectile dysfunction - viagra, cialis or levitra (vardenafil)?

See remark: All three drugs have same basic ingredient They all work well, each may have few whistles & bells. Cialis stays in our system about 3 days .I tell my patients it is like comparing Plymouth & Dodge...or chevy and Pontiac. For some reason some respond to one more than others.. ...Read more

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How effective is Kamagra for treating erectile dysfunction?

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How effective is Kamagra for treating erectile dysfunction?

Aka Sildenafil: Kamagra is the brand name for generic Sildenafil which is sold in the States as Viagra! Kamagra is available in Georgia (country, not state), Peru & Venezuela (http://www.drugs.com/international/kamagra.html). Sildenafil is a prescription medication proven to be effective for erectile dysfunction although it also has known side effects. See your family doc for evaluation before starting drug. ...Read more

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Any advice on aging with nonremovable steel spinal rods (short fusion long rod technique) that are already 25 yrs old?

Any advice on aging with nonremovable steel spinal rods (short fusion long rod technique) that are already 25 yrs old?

Depends...: I would leave in any spinal hardware that is not causing symptoms. If there is associated back pain with the hardware, you should see a spine surgeon to determine the cause of the pain and see if hardware removal is needed. ...Read more

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What medicine are used for pre mature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction?

What medicine are used for pre mature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction?

PE vs ED: Premature ejaculation is different issue/condition from erectile dysfunction although former could lead to latter. PE is usually treated non-medically although SSRIs (anti-depressants) can be used due to potential side effect of anorgasmia. ED is treated most commonly w/PDE-5 inhibitors followed by alprostadil in non-oral forms. Check out more options on this website. ...Read more

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How good are penile prostheses for erectile dysfuncton?

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How good are penile prostheses for erectile dysfuncton?

Excellent & reliable: Penile prostheses are an excellent & reliable solution to erectile dysfunction if you can't tolerate medical options, whether oral, intraurethral, or intercavernosal, or mechanical options, like vacuum pumps. However, you also need to be a reasonable surgical candidate & willing to undertake that risk. Don't forget that ed precedes heart disease so be sure to look at overall health before surgery. ...Read more

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Is neurosurgery used for back problems?

Is neurosurgery used for back problems?

Definitely: In most situations neurosurgeons will treat back problems without surgery. If nonsurgical treatments are not helping and a surgical option is appropriate, neurosurgeons are extensively trained to perform these types of operations. ...Read more

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Is bulging veins of the penis surgery is considered successful for the treatment of venous leakage for young male, if viagra (sildenafil) &cailis dont' work?

Is bulging  veins of the penis surgery is considered successful for the treatment of venous leakage for young male,  if viagra (sildenafil) &cailis dont' work?

Not usually: There was a lot of interest in this treatment many years ago but results were not up to expectations. The number of patients helped by this type of procedure has been very small in my experience ...Read more

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Is there medical help for erectile dysfunction after prostate removal?

Is there medical help for erectile dysfunction after prostate removal?

Absolutely: Following pelvic surgery including prostate surgery, the nerves to the penis are often manipulated, injured, or removed. Ask your urologist about penile rehabilitation which includes daily low dose pill (like viagra). This should occur for 1 year after surgery: see this link http://www.Healthymerlin.Com/after-prostate-surgery-patients-need-penile-rehab/. ...Read more

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We know 5ar type II enzyme is found in spinal cord. Can its suppression with propecia (finasteride) in the long term cause permanent cognitive & speech problems?

Probably not: I don't think anyone knows the answer to this question at this time. Although, Finasteride has been used as a treatment for prostate problems for many years and i don't think there is any report of people having cognitive or speech problems from using it. So it's unlikely that Propecia (finasteride) will cause any cognitive or speech problems if used long term. ...Read more

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Inability To Sustain An Erection (Definition)

Impotence or Erectile dysfunction describes inability to initiate or maintain a satisfactory ...Read more


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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any time a male cannot get or keep an erection long ...Read more