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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/3/2009 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi-I had penile implant surgery 11/26/2008. Four weeks after surgery I went for INFLATION checkup.....all was well. That was 5 weeks ago and I am wintering in Florida and away from my doctor.
I am having trouble with inflation.....The pump is extremely resistant...almost like its plugged.  Also I awake most mornings to an ache in my right
testical akin to being kicked.
Is there anyone out there who is having or has had similar problems.

James C.
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   Posted 2/3/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome to the Forum. One of the implant guys will probably be along soon to answer your question.
James C. Age 62
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4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
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   Posted 2/3/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Caverject, welcome here, glad you found us. There are guys experienced with the implants, hopefully they will see your post soon
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
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   Posted 2/3/2009 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   


Sorry you are having the problems.  As to the resisance of the pump, I am supposing that you can inflate but it is difficult?  I don't know what to say except sometimes my pump is a little difficult to squeeze.  Try small squezzes.  That may hel yp. But it will be important for you to contact your surgeon.  He probably could refer you to someone there in Fl.  It's better to be safe than... well you know.

 Sometimes I have a little pain in my testicle on the side where the implant pump is.  It usually happens when crossing my legs, or something like that.  My pain is minimal and I ignore it.  Again, best to talk with your doc.


PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
Scheduled for AUS & IPP 05-08
Surgeon cancelled one day pre-surgery, due to cardiac concerns
Nuclear stress 5/13/08
3 stents 5/27
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP was activated on 08-18-08.  They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up.  Both devices are working very good and surgeon was very pleased that I am very pleased.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 2/5/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Caverject -

Welcome to the forum -

First, a call to your doc is in order to just confirm if you have a problem or not. You didn't state the type of implant you have - From my experience, (with AMS 3-piece implant) the pump resistance can be due to many factors. One of mine was particularly difficult to pump at first. I was advised to soak in a warm tub - I was told that it would in effect make the tissues and implant a little more 'pliable'. It helped me - but this was an implant in the mid 1990's. I have had that ache as well. Same implant - this resolved over time as well - it was due to how I slept and the pump position. But again, everyone has a different healing curve, and all concerns need to be discussed with your doctor. Hope you will be feeling better soon.


1979: Organic impotence at age 25 from drug reaction to coumadin.
1979 Half shunt & vena cava clip emergency surgery - 4 weeks in Ohio State Medical Center
1981 IPP implanted - 3 1/2 weeks Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott
1981 IPP replaced - 10 days Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott
1985 IPP replaced IPP due to implant shift - 1 week Mayo Clinic by William Furlow
1985 IPP replaced, penile degloving to correct scarring, shortening and cylinder contracture. Suspensatory Ligament procedure - 2 1/2 weeks Mayo Clinic by William Furlow
1989 IPP replaced, repair of Tunica albuginea around corpora cavernosa . Degloving to relive penile shortening - 10 days Baylor U. Houston by F. Brantley Scott.
2000 IPP removed due to fluid loss and possible infection - 6 days Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Karl Montague
2000 IPP replaced - 4 days Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Karl Montague.
2002 IPP replaced, penile degloving to correct penile shortening due to IPP removal for 2 months. Repair of Tunica albuginea around corpora cavernosa - 3 days U of Washington, Seattle Dr. Richard Berger.

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