Penile Prosthesis is usually a last resort when confronting symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction impacts hundreds of thousands of men every year and can be caused by a number of reasons. Emotional issues, stress, underlying health concerns and many more problems could be a cause of erectile dysfunction. Most of these cases may be treated through other means such as medication and therapy. However, if all else fails, your Urologist may recommend a penile prosthesis procedure in order to solve your erectile dysfunction problems. Penile Prosthesis is another term for a Penis Implant and can be implemented in a few different ways.
What are the Different Types of Penile Prosthesis?
Penis implants are taken into account if no other treatments for erectile dysfunction are having success. The two main forms of penis implants consist of an inflatable penile implant and the semirigid penile implant. Here we’ll go into detail about these two procedures.
- Inflatable Penile Implant – These inflatable implants that are pumped up prior to any sexual activities. Usually, the inflatable penile implants will consist of three attachments. There will be a reservoir under the abdominal wall that will hold fluid. Next, there will be a pump and release valve inside of the scrotum to control the fluid that will be used for inflation. Finally, the inflatable cylinders that will maintain your erection.
- Semirigid Penile Implants – A semirigid penile implant usually consists of rods that remain firm at all times. These are used by simply bending the penis in either an upward or downward position.
Other Options for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
The causes of erectile dysfunction can come from a variety of areas within a man’s life. From underlying physical problems to psychological issues. If there are psychological factors impacting your life, then your Urologist may recommend a therapist to speak to you about depression, stress and anxiety. On the other hand, an underlying physical condition may require surgery or medication in order to heal the issue. Once these options have been attempted without success, your Urologist may consider a penile prosthesis.