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Old 10-16-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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post-op penile implant?

Had a penile implant 5 weeks ago today. Trying to get comfortable wearing pants again. Anybody that has had this procedure can you tell me how long it took for things to get back to normal. My penis feels semi rigid even in the
flaccid state. This is causing me some discomfort. Was that normal for anybody else? All swelling is gone as far as I can tell. Pump is riding high and to right. Thanks for any feedback.

 
Old 10-16-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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Re: post-op penile implant?

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Had a penile implant 5 weeks ago today. Trying to get comfortable wearing pants again. Anybody that has had this procedure can you tell me how long it took for things to get back to normal. My penis feels semi rigid even in the
flaccid state. This is causing me some discomfort. Was that normal for anybody else? All swelling is gone as far as I can tell. Pump is riding high and to right. Thanks for any feedback.

Hey racesec -

There are lots of guys here with implants - I'm one of them since 1981.

Getting 'back to normal' may take awhile. Everyone reacts differently to the implant. The implant cylinders will take time to settle in - as you pump the implant the tissues will expand and after a time the implant will reach it’s final ‘flaccid state”. So, yes, it is common for the implant to feel full.
For me, I never achieved a normal flaccid state. Again, it all depends on how your body reacts.

As to the pump position - has the Dr. advised of pulling and manipulating the pump as much as possible? You want to keep the pump mobile in the scrotum to keep from having an adhesion—that’s where the body tissues start to attach to the implant.
Hope this helps - feel free to ask anything else.

 
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:12 AM   #3
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Re: post-op penile implant?

art662,

Thanks for the info.Dr has really never told me to pull the pump down or anything. I am
starting to do this on my on.It does feel like the pump is adhereding to the scrotum wall.
I really hope as time goes by that the flaccid state gets better.It is certainly a little uncomfortable right now wearing my work pants.

 
Old 10-17-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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Yeah - the pump can feel that way, but that is pretty normal - it takes some time for the pump to attach to tissue, so keep moving, pulling and I think you will find it will loosen up over time.
Check with your Dr. on this one just to make sure. It won't be long and it will all feel pretty natural.

 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:19 PM   #5
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art662

How long do you remember it taking for things to get back to normal?

 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:47 PM   #6
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How long do you remember it taking for things to get back to normal?
The 1st implant took quite awhile - you have to understand that the 1st one I had was in 1981 - the late F. Brantly Scott did that one in Houston, TX. I was in for 4 1/2 weeks. Very long recuperation time on that one. On the other hand, my last one was done in 2002 - and I was in only 2 days. I was out and around in 3 weeks. Again, I'm not typical - but it takes some time to get everything back to normal. If you have a lot of bleeding, it could take several months for all sweeling, blood clots... to be reabsorbed.
Sounds like you are doing pretty well. I will get there - just take it easy for now.

 
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