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Is it possible for penile implants to break under hard use?

Is it possible for penile implants to break under hard use?

Yes: Penile implants consist of chambers placed in the penis to achieve an erection. An inflatable implant has tubing and a reserviour to store the fluid. If there is trauma to the pump, it can malfunction and become damaged. This will require another surgery to fix and replace the defective parts. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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What should I do if my penile implant is beginning to break through the skin?

What should I do if my penile implant is beginning to break through the skin?

Return to your surge: You should return to the surgeon who performed the proceedure and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Does insurance cover penile implants?

Does insurance cover penile implants?

Here are some...: Hi! xlishx, Sorry to hear of your suffering from ED, for which, as always, surgery with penile prosthesis is considered as the last resort of care after failed in conservative medical care. As to insurance coverage, it depends on its policy since, in reality, erection for intercourse is optional after essential living-on. So, ask. More? go to http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...Read more

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Are penile implants usually safe, or is the complication rate high?

Are penile implants usually safe, or is the complication rate high?

Safe: Penile implants are generally safe with a low complication rate. The most common complications include infection, urethral injury, or bleeding. It can cause chronic pain but is much less common. For the right patient, it is a very viable option and with low morbidity. ...Read more

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Do penile implants feel unnatural to women, or are they designed to be undetectable?

Do penile implants feel unnatural to women, or are they designed to be undetectable?

Somewhat natural: Penile implants are performed in order to have an adequate erection for sexual intercourse. There are 2 main types of implants, inflatable prostheses and malleable (rigid). The more natural implant is the inflatable prosthesis but it is definitely not undetectable. It is a plastic implant and can be felt within the penis during the flaccid state. These implants are not meant to be undetectable. ...Read more

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Are most people satisfied after getting penile implants, or is it common to have regrets?

Are most people satisfied after getting penile implants, or is it common to have regrets?

Mostly satisfied: Having a penile implant is a very personal decision. In the right patient who is motivated to having an implant, the procedure is very helpful and very effective for sexual intercourse. Very few patients regret having the procedure performed. ...Read more

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Is there any way to make a penile implant longer or bigger?

Is there any way to make a penile implant longer  or bigger?

Penile implants: Once you have an inflatable implant installed, i'm not sure of a way to make the erection bigger, since the inflatable parts have a maximum volume capacity. I'd defer to my colleagues in urology for more insight, or if there are newer models that can increase the penile implant length without another surgery. ...Read more

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Penile implant: how long to get erect, should I be concerned?

Penile implant: how long to get erect, should I be concerned?

Here are some...: Penile implant is the last resort for managing ED after failing to all conservative options like oral PDE-5 inhibitors, PUMP, penile injection or urethral suppository of alprostadil, In general, most of patients after uneventful penile implantation should be able to use it as instructed. More? Ask the implanting urologist. More on ED? To http://www.formefirst.com/ED-Rx-options.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Is it unusual for me to have trouble ejaculating after getting a penile implant?

Is it unusual for me to have trouble ejaculating after getting a penile implant?

No: Ejaculation is the release of semen, orgasm is the pleasant sensation. Ejaculation disappears after prostatectomy or with diabetes, 2 conditions that often lead to implant. Orgasm is possible with both conditions but may take longer after implant surgery. ...Read more

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Penile implant surgery or prosthetic penile implant. Which is better?

Penile implant surgery or prosthetic penile implant. Which is better?

Implant = Prosthesis: The inflatable penile prosthesis (ipp) is an excellent solution for men with severe e.D. That does not respond to other measures. The implant surgery takes about an hour, is usually done as an outpatient, and has a pretty brief recovery. All surgery has risks, so do some research and find someone with some experience placing implants. ...Read more

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Penile (Definition)

This is a combining form referencing the penis and used when describing some condition of this organ such as penile inflammation, penile ...Read more