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Possible Side Effects And Complications Of Penile Implants
The internal penile pump is usually a successful procedure. It is also safe and usually does not cause any problems. However, there are some side effects that you will need to take note of. Dr. Lazare is a highly experienced urologist who has performed this procedure many times. He will walk you through the entirety of the procedure in detail and go over what to look out for in case of complications.
Only 0.5% of the patients who get the internal penile pump will develop an infection. If there is an infection in the skin, then it can usually be treated with antibiotics. However, if there is a deeper infection, then the internal penile pump will need to be removed and replaced.
If you think that you have an infection, then you will need to see your doctor as soon as possible. Infections are a lot easier to treat if you catch them early.
It is rare for the internal penile pump to malfunction. In fact, less than 5% of patients will experience a malfunction five years after the procedure. However, it is important to note that the internal penile pump will wear out eventually. It will likely last for 8-12 years. The good news is that it can easily be removed and replaced.
Penile implants, like many other medical products, can come with a number of complications, including:
- It is possible that you may experience postoperative bleeding. You may also develop a hematoma in the surgical site.
- If the tunica is not closed properly, then the cylinders may fall out of the penis.
- The reservoir can potentially move into the scrotal sac. This can result in a hernia.
- You may experience pain in the penis area for the first week after the procedure. However, some people will have pain for two to three months.
- If the implant cylinder is oversized, then you may have pain for a long time.
- If an infected implant is not removed, then it can become eroded. This can also occur if the penile pump is oversized.
- The implant can also erode.
- Your other organs can become damaged such as the colon, bladder, vena cava, and aorta. It is important to note that this is a rare complication.
Your doctor will make sure that you are a good candidate for this procedure. This will minimize your chances of developing serious complications. If you have permanent erectile dysfunction, penile atrophy, or side effects from medical treatments, then you may be a good candidate for an internal penile pump. Furthermore, if you have had side effects from cancer treatment, then you may also be a good candidate for a penis pump.
Men who have had tried medications for erectile dysfunction and have not received results can get an internal penile pump. You will also be less likely to have complications if you pick the right surgeon to do this procedure. If you are in need of a surgeon, then you will need to contact Dr. Jon Lazare. You will be able to contact him at 718-369-330. Your doctor will help you determine if this procedure is the right option for you.Back to Blogs