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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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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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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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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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Do penile implants affect the overall size of the penis or just the hardness?

No: Contrary to popular misconception, penile implants do not increase the length of the penis. They only increased the ability to have vaginal penetration and normal intercourse. ...Read more

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How does a penile implant feel?

How does a penile implant feel?

Similar to without 1: Once an Inflatable penile implant heals the patients do not usually even know there is an implant. The patients sensation and ejaculation continue to be the same as pre surgery ...Read more

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Penile implant can be felt by women?

Penile implant can be felt by women?

Not Really: The sensation a woman has when having sex with a man who has a prosthesis is not appreciably different than a man who does not. ...Read more

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What could be the best penile implant?

What could be the best penile implant?

Urologist Discussion: You and the urologist would need to talk. What might be "best" for one man might not be "best" for another. Take care. ...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