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Justin Harmon, D.O.

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Justin wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Erectile Dysfunction and Prostate Cancer. He is a practicing urologist in Pennsylvania.

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Prostate Cancer, Robotic Prostate Surgery & Erectile Dysfunction Rehabilitation

After robotic prostate surgery that is performed for cancer, the patient will have a foley catheter (a small drain that is placed in the penis to allow the newly sewn connection between the bladder and the tube a male urinates through (the urethra) t...

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What is the cause of your ED?

One of the first tests to confirm or rule out a vascular (blood vessel) cause of erectile dysfunction involves intracorporeal injections. This is a test performed in the office that requires an injection of the medicine used to treat ED (PGE 1 or a m...

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Erectile Dysfunction, Bladder Problems and Your Prostate

Many men are bothered with urinary problems along with their erectile dysfunction. It has been shown that severe problems with BPH or benign prostatic hypertrophy (the non-cancerous growth of a prostate) can compromise erections. The prostate lives b...

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Hypogonadism, Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction

To continue the discussion of causes of erectile dysfunction, we were focusing on situations that would result in the testicle producing less testosterone, the male hormone. This is also known as primary hypogonadism (the prefix, hypo-, means low, an...

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Premature Ejaculation: Treatments and Strategies for Overcoming It

An interesting sexual dysfunction question was posted by a young man under the age of 20. He was experiencing sexual relations for the first time. During the first sexual encounter, he did not last longer than two minutes before having an orgasm. Thi...

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Penile Implants: Surgical Complications

As the penile prostheses become more advanced (associated with more pieces), so do the operations necessary to place them. Unfortunately, the possible complications associated with them increase as well. Each surgeon must have a thorough conversation ...

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Generic Cialis - Is it Different from the Name Brand Version?

Recently, a question was asked by one reader as to whether a generic form of an erectile dysfunction medication is different than the trademarked version. All three medications (Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra) at this time are still under patent and can...

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Penile Prosthesis or "Penile Implant" - What it is and How it Works

When medical therapy fails along with combination therapy, or if medical therapy is contraindicated, the next step in the treatment of erectile dysfunction involves the placement of a penile prosthesis. Once again, a man must have the cardiovascular ...

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Priapism - An Erection Lasting Longer than Four Hours

One complication or side effect of any medication for erectile dysfunction is something known as priapism, or a prolonged and painful penile erection lasting for more than four hours. This can be thought of as the body’s inability to reverse an erect...

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Side Effects of Caverject and Penile Injections

In the previous entry we were discussing injection therapy for erectile dysfunction. It must be kept in mind that a man must have the cardiovascular health to endure sexual activity in general before using any aide. Often erectile dysfunction is the ...