Aetna considers Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease medically necessary when the following criteria are met: The member has stable Peyronie’s disease without clinical changes (e.g., worsening curvature) for at least three months; and The member has a palpable plaque and curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees and less than 90 degrees prior to initiating Xiaflex therapy; and The member has intact erectile function (with or without medication); and The member is 18 years of age or older; and The member will receive a maximum of one treatment course with a maximum of 8 injections total, including any injections the member has received for any previous treatment.
NO is one of the key molecules involved in getting an erection. It works by dilating (widening) blood vessels in the penis, allowing more blood to flow into it, which is how an erection takes place. Anything that disrupts its production is bad news for strong erections. .
Prior to starting testosterone therapy, it is important for a doctor to perform a thorough evaluation on the patient.
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Can’t or don’t want to take ED drugs? The vacuum pump method is the next most common choice among men with erectile dysfunction who pass on pills, says Dr. Bennett. To create an erection, you place a plastic cylinder over the penis and pump the air out of the cylinder to force blood to flow into the penis. An elastic ring that you slide onto the base of your penis holds the erection. This ED treatment device is effective for about 75 percent of men. Side effects include numbness, bruising, and weak ejaculation — and the ring must be removed after 30 minutes.
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Stem cell transplant (also called bone marrow transplant) involves getting very high doses of chemotherapy drugs. One complication of a transplant is graft-versus-host disease. Men who have had graft-versus-host disease are more likely to have a long-lasting loss of testosterone. In some cases, these men may need testosterone replacement therapy to regain sexual desire and erections.
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Risk exposure is important to consider in the PDE5 inhibitors. Cardiovascular diseases may be a contraindication to treatment, as severely impaired patients may run the risk of a cardiac complication related to vigorous sexual activity. Likewise, patients actively taking nitrates, including nitroglycerine and other agents, are contraindicated from receiving prescriptions for PDE5 inhibitor. Relative contraindications to the use of PDE5 inhibitor include alpha-adrenergic antagonists. Visual disturbances can be seen with sildenafil (blue haze to the visual field) as a result of inhibition of the PDE6 enzyme.
Injections work quite well for most men, but not everyone is willing to stick a needle into one's penis. Most of my patients actually do quite well after a teaching session that we do in the office. It also helps that the needle is tiny and the part of the penis where you have to inject does not generally hurt.
In general, there are three main pelvic floor muscles that are used when performing a kegel:
Additionally, it’s a good idea to share any life changes or stressors that could be affecting your mental health, such as the death of a loved one, a job change, the birth of a child, or trouble in your relationship.
As with all content on Greater Boston Urology's blog, the following information is educational in nature, not medical advice. Always talk to your physician about your specific questions concerning erectile dysfunction.
During the exam, your physician might look at your penis and testicles and evaluate your nerve sensation. He may also perform a rectal exam to check your prostate.
Picture of penile vacuum pump. A vacuum device can be used to produce an erection. Elements of the device include the cylinder, a pump to create a vacuum, and a constriction ring to be placed at the base of the penis after an erection has been obtained in order to maintain the erection.