A penis pump works by creating a seal on the pubic area, and when pumped, it creates a vacuum inside the cylinder, pulling blood into the penis, creating an erection. This infuses blood, stretches the cavernous cavities, and keeps penile tissue and function working while rehab is going on in regaining natural erections. It is used in PCa patients to do the same repair and building that is was done by nocturnal erections before losing the erection ability. Using a pump with silicone rings will hold the blood in the penis, allowing for intercourse in most cases. Most patients here will start the pump therepy at about
2 months post-surgery and continue until function is regained.
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4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/11/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
open) Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07 ED- begin 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent
1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success
Present- 1 year: ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0, 9 mts.-0.