Penile implant

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  1. baldyboy8000

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    just wondering..anybody on lpsg that has or has considered getting a penile implant? My doctor has suggested it a couple of times. I get erect enough to use but not nearly as erect as it use to get. I've had some medical problems that could cause ed. Anxious to hear your thoughts.
     
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    I seem to remember someone else on here who wrote about getting a penile implant; you may want to do a search for that.

    Sorta surprised he doesn't just recommend Viagra or something like that if you're still able to get hard.
     
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    No, though I've had no reason to consider an implant, I absolutely positively definitely would not advise you to do so. As I understand it, such clumsy, surgically invasive devices should be a last resort only...especially since you "get erect enough to use." With the ineluctable passing of time and the advent of certain medical problems, it is not unexpected that men's erections will not continue to reach the same stage of aching turgidity as they did in the teen years. Sad, but a fact of life. Remember, too, that the definition of ED is the inability to achieve an erection at all or one that is firm enough for intromission and long-lasting enough to complete intercourse.

    You might be well advised (1) to ask the prescribing doctor which of those medications could be causing, or contributing to, your problem, and (2) to check with a urologist to determine just what the cause might be, and whether he would recommend one of the Big Three.... --Best of luck...!!!
     
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    See if you can open this from NY Times... its a good article

    file:///Users/robertpriest/Documents/-%20Treatments%20for%20Erectile%20Dysfunction%20Go%20Beyond%20a%20Pill%20-%20NYTimes.com.webarchive
     
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    You may want to check this page - Sexual Dysfunction Treatment - HealthBoards Message Boards

    where you are going to find a few threads on penile implant.

    Hmm, I am rather sceptical myself. I don't know your age or if you are taking medication. Age is a factor, but it is not the end of the world. Excessive medication can cause ED.

    In any case, I would strive to acquire a better lifestyle, in terms of diet, exercise, sleeping, etc rather than going for the implant. Change a few things you do and you may be surprised to see how you may regain your vitality.
     
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    It is an invasive surgical procedure and it can go awfully wrong, so an implant should be considered as a last resort. There are oral medications which don't always work, or sometimes can't be used due to other drugs, but in that case there is injection therapy which I use. Injection is relatively pain-free, as you are injecting into the base of the penis where there is little sensation. The basic injection is Caverject, which is very, very effective. If that doesn't work, see a good urologist and he can prescribe bi-mix, tri-mix or quad-mix: each one is stronger. These are made up by a compounding pharmacy to the doctor's prescription.

    If all of those fail, then consider an implant.
     
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    thanks for your input.
     
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    When experiencing regular ED;
    First option = Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra
    Last option = Penile implant
     
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    I got an AMX LGX penile implant 3 months ago. It is the best decision I ever made. If you like the idea of having an erection that last as long as you want... yes... even days if you want it... consider it.

    Since my implant I have had sex with at least 6 women and not one of them noticed my implant. For practical purposes you can not tell the difference. BUT ALL of them commented that I was like a fucking machine. I am not exaggerating. I am not commenting on me, but rather the technology. Anyone of you can do this if you get the implant.

    There are many advantages and obviously some risks. Do the research.

    The bottom line is that my life has been changed. Five years ago I noticed that my cock had shrunk to 5 1/4 inches. . I set out to do something about it. Today I am 7 inches. My girth has increased. The best part is that I can dial up an impressive erection at any time. I look a lot better flaccid and do not have to grab a towel to hide my weeny in the locker room.

    the idea of an implant is very threatening. There is no way to reverse course. Once done you are committed. Scary. But I took my chance and it has been great.

    BTW it is not true that everyone loses some lenght. In my case I am just as long after my surgery as I was before my surgery.
     
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    thanks again. my urologist gave me a couple of men who he had operated on. both of them were very pleased. they chose the implant with the bulb in his scrotum.
     
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    I'm not a doctor but shouldn't the first option involve exercise, a better diet, and perhaps kegels.

    OP you said you've had some medical conditions that could cause ED, but have they, have other causes been eliminated? I hope your urologist wouldn't recommend the implant unless it was serious.
     
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    I have an implant (Coloplast Titan). Would be glad to discuss pros and cons with anyone interested.
     
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    I'm surprised no one makes and markets a considerably oversized implant. It seems like that would be very popular.
     
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    I have an implant and the best thing I ever did.I cant use viagra and cialis etc because of health issues.I have a mentor 3 piece.
     
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    Excercise,diet, etc is not a cure for organic disease.......I could do all the excercise,kegals,change my diet and I would still be impotent.This notion that excercise cures all, is nonsense!!
     
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    Two years ago I had the AMS 700 LGX implanted at my regional VA hospital due to a severe case of ED from the medications I have to take to keep living.

    The prosthesis not only increased the girth and length while flaccid, it also increased the girth and length even more when in the erect state. I estimate that I gained a little over one inch in length while erect but I know I gained at least two inches in length while flaccid. The inflation bulb is in my scrotum and the fluid pouch is in my groin. The one inch incision was made between the scrotum and the base of the penis where it can't be seen. It is impossible to know that I have an implant by looking or feeling the penis. The bulb is hidden behind my testicles so that does not show either. HOWEVER, there is now a very noticible bulge in my pants while flaccid that was not there before the surgery. It took a little over a week to get the swelling to go down (no pun intended) after the surgery and I was able to inflate it after 6 weeks. WOW, what a rush that was. I have what is considered a tight circumcision (at the time I was born), but I never felt the shaft skin pull until I had the implant put in. For the first year each time I inflated the implant I could definitely feel the skin stretching very tight. There was actually no way to move the shaft skin. Over the past year the skin has stretched some and I no longer feel the extra strong pulling sensation, but I do know the skin is still stretching, and that feels really good. What used to stick straight out when erect now points upwards and I can hang a small towel on it without it dropping off. Making love is absolutely wonderful. I have no problems making my partner climax, and I can continue lovemaking after I have achieved orgasm a couple of times. It does not go down until I press the deflate button. By the way, I was 65 years old when I had the implant put in.

    At the time I had the surgery, the AMS 700 LGX was the only model that increased girth AND length.
     
  17. D_Somer_Zieve

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    I would not recommend it
     
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    If you have the ability to get an erection at all, you are not ready for an implant. Before you do the implant definitely try the injectable. Make dead certain that the injectables will NOT work for you first. The implants are great and they do work, but, nerve function can be compromised and affect sensation. I have severe ED myself, and I am on injection therapy. I cannot get an erection without it, but I have no problem with ejaculation.

    I have another friend who received similar advice to yours. He tried the injections first and found that they worked beautifully.

    I am not against implants in any way. The do work well, but should only be considered if the injectables do not work well for you. There may come a day that I am an implant candidate, but, I am going to have fun the regular way and enjoy the process of erection and arousal which the implant takes away from you.

    The orals are only effective if the ED is mild to light moderate. From Moderate on up the scale they fail more than they work. There are also combination therapies. I have been on Quadmix for years. If you buy it right it is cheap and it is very effective and once you learn how to do the injection with a injector they do not hurt at all.

    Look on the net for Boston Medical and see where the nearest clinic for Boston Medical is located. My own MD was not available at the time and I used them initially. It cost me $2,500 at the time for a one year treatment plan and what they taught me made me able to take their Rx to my regular MD and we worked together after that at a very low price to make it all work!

    Try Quadmix first. Quadmix is a combination of 4 drugs. If you want more details feel free to PM me and I will talk to you directly on this. There is so much incorrect information going around on injectable ED meds as to be a complete boondoggle.

    This is an area where most MD's are not competent, only one who specializes in male reproductive problems should do the initial on this one. Surgeons only make money when they use a scalpel, and it is to their advantage to operate.

    Try the other first and if it does not work well the implant route remains open to you. Boston Medical will inject you as part of the evaluation on the spot and see. Experience the injection before the surgery. Please! Implants work, but you may never in fact need them. They can make this stuff in nuclear strength my friend.

    Please be careful and take care my friend.
     
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    When I was first diagnosed with ED, i was given oral meds to achieve erection. Since then, one heart attack later, oral meds was a no no due to other medications I have to take. The vacuum pump was the next attempt. Too much trouble. Muse came next. Allergic reaction. Then came injections. Partial success, but not good enough for great sex, in addition to soreness at the site of injection. After a battery of tests on blood flow and sensation, I was told that the ONLY total solution would be the implant. (it took several years to get to this juncture) I was given a choice of four different ones. I researched them all and talked to several people before making up my mind. My doctor at the VA, who did the surgery, said that I had chosen the best of the best.

    A remark was made by someone above that "Surgeons only make money when they use a scalpel, and it is to their advantage to operate". I have to strongly disagree. VA Surgeons are paid flat wages by the Fed Govt and do not get paid by the patient, nor the type of treatment or surgery. He could have very easily told me that I was not a candidate for surgery due to my other health conditions, but he told me that there would be a definite positive outcome.

    I could not be happier!!! NO loss of sensation, NO nerve damage, NO adverse reactions whatsoever. Granted, there is no turning back, but at the same time what would I be turning back to? That answer is simple. NO erection of any consequence at the very least.

    I am happy, my spouse is happy. I have plenty of feeling, she has plenty of feeling. I last as long as I( want to. She get the benefits of it just as I do. Orgasm for me is stronger, longer, and more intense feeling.

    I do not understand the negative comments on this type of RX. I have chatted with several dozen men who have had various types of implants and the only ones who were negative were the ones with the rigid implants that were hard all of the time and had to be manually bent to perform. (4 guys actually). All of the rest had the 3-piece units simular to mine. The ones that did not have the AMS 700 LGX only complained about a slight shortening of the length upon erection. Overall they were satisfied with what their doctor implanted. Some have had them for over ten years with no problems. A couple had old models replaced with newer ones very simular to mine.

    Kind of like circumcision, you cannot judge until you have had it BOTH ways.
     
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    thick75,
    I am interested to read your account of and success with an implant .
    I am 74yrs young and now have difficulty maintaining an erection . I take Kamagra 100 , which I find effective ; but I have arrhythmea , for which I have medication . I'm not sure that Viagra wasn't the cause of the Arrhythmea . An implant would mean that I could have sex whenever I wanted and more frequently than I do now . I asked my Cardiologist about Viagra/Kamagra , but he didn't seem to know what I was talking about .
    You do not mention how much it can cost to have an implant . I should be interested to know .