Implant that is 15 or more years old.

Is there a life span on Implants?
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Can the problem be corrected - 100.0%
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Does age make a difference - 0.0%

 
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bt1127
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   Posted 10/5/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had implant surgery about 15 years ago and have recently noticed that when I go to pump up, It seems to run out of fluid, and I no longer get a complete erection.  Is there anything that can be done to correct this? cry

Gene214
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   Posted 10/5/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Fifteen years? Wow.  Looks like time to have another minor surgery so they can re-fill... I guess...  It should not be nearly as extensive as the first one unless you wait too long.

Purgatory
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   Posted 10/5/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
15? thats amazing in itself, sorry can't advise.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

hb2006
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   Posted 10/5/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that you need a replacement. My surgeon/urologist told me that 15 years is about the maximum before replacing. I have heard of guys getting a new one every ten years or so.
Age 60, PSA 2007 4.1, PSA 2008 10.0
Diagnosed April 2008, Biopsy: 6 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
CT and Bone Scan negative, Open surgery at Shawnee Mission Medical Center May 21, 2008
Right side nerves spared, Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Cather removed on June 3rd, totally dry on July 9th, pT2c, lymph nodes negative
PSA Sept 28, 2008 0.00, PSA Jan 22, 2009 0.00, PSA June 29, 2009 0.00
PSA Sept 2009 0.00, PSA Dec 21, 2009 0.02, PSA March 29, 2010 0.03
ED Status- Currently using Trimix, Levitra daily for increased blood flow.
Noctural Erections have completely returned on a nightly basis, same hardness as before.
Stopped the injections except for "Fun" weekends. Really don't need them anymore.

bt1127
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   Posted 10/5/2010 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. I guess I had better find a urologist in the Naples, FL area. Can anyone make any suggestions?
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