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Penile implant (not for transgender)

Penile implant(not for transgender)

A penile implant, also known as a penile prosthesis, is a surgical treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction who have not responded to other treatments such as medication or vacuum erection devices. It involves the insertion of an inflatable or semi-rigid device into the penis to enable an erection.

The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete. There are two main types of penile implants: inflatable and semi-rigid. Inflatable implants consist of two cylinders that are inserted into the penis and a pump that is placed in the scrotum. To achieve an erection, the patient pumps fluid from a reservoir in the abdomen into the cylinders in the penis. Semi-rigid implants are made of bendable rods that are inserted into the penis and remain firm all the time.

Penile implant surgery is generally safe, with a low risk of complications. However, some potential risks include infection, bleeding, and device malfunction. Patients may also experience some discomfort or pain after the procedure, but this can be managed with pain medication.

Overall, penile implants are an effective treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction who have not responded to other treatments. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if it is the right choice for an individual's specific situation.

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