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Are penile implants usually safe, or is the complication rate high?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, safe...
Yes, they're safe with very low complication rate and have been around for almost half a century.

In brief: Yes, safe...
Yes, they're safe with very low complication rate and have been around for almost half a century.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends!!!
As with any surgical procedure it depends on who is doing it an the underlying problem. Most implants are done by less than 7% of urologists.
Many urologists don't do them and of those who do them, few do them often or well. Seek out the experts and challenge them on their track record. Its your body and you have a right to know. Check out the sexual medcine society ood north america website.

In brief: It depends!!!
As with any surgical procedure it depends on who is doing it an the underlying problem. Most implants are done by less than 7% of urologists.
Many urologists don't do them and of those who do them, few do them often or well. Seek out the experts and challenge them on their track record. Its your body and you have a right to know. Check out the sexual medcine society ood north america website.
Dr. Andrew McCullough
Dr. Andrew McCullough
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