What Are My Options?

Jay Motola Health Pro
  • I'm 50 years old man, mildly diabetic, complaining of inability to achieve full erection. Morning erection very rapidly collapses. Manually, full erection occurs only with onset of ejaculation. Viagra and vacuum devices didn’t help. I'm not encouraged to do vein ligation. I also found prosthesis unsatisfactory in many patients.

    Venous ligation surgery is not normally successful for the long term. Although Viagra does not work for all patients, a trial of the other medications that are available such as Levitra or Cialis at the 20mg dosage may prove to be successful provided that there are no other contraindications to your usage of these agents. Clinically some patient report success with one drug and not with some of the other drugs.
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    The use of intracavernosal injection therapy may also prove to be beneficial. The injection of substances directly into the corpora cavernosa (erectile bodies of the penis) is another means to obtain an erection. The needles are very small caliber, and patients who respond to this form of treatment tend to be happy.

    The use of a prosthesis should be further investigated. There are numerous models that are now available and one most probably suits your lifestyle. Studies have shown a very high satisfaction rating in both patient and partners. In the next several weeks, my blog will address penile prosthetics in greater detail.

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Published On: December 05, 2006