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steven in Atlanta wrote at 2013-02-11 23:51:33
I am also 53 years old and am considering an implant. I take the same medications you do as well. My problem is maintaining an erection due to nerve damage in my spine. My urologist is sympathetic to my condition because he knows that injections of trimix are very painful and can last less than ten minutes or so for some men. The injections cause cumulative scarring in the penile shaft as well. Vacuum pumps are very problematic: it is difficult to pump your penis to an erect state when you are completely flaccid. It works best when you are semi-rigid. You have to immediately tie your bloated grey penis off or the fluid escapes quickly and you are left with a very soft misshapen penis. (The up-side to pumping is that you can pump your penis and testicles to huge proportions with the pump. However, the penis usually isn't very hard, though, at this size and doesn't really look like a penis anymore.) I have been using trimix and vacuum pumps for twelve year. Viagra, and then Cialis, gave me terrible headaches. Muse suppositories did not last very long. The option of these "other methods" is not a very good option. Which is why the allure of keeping an erect penis (albeit, smaller penis) for as long as I need is now a feasible option for me.


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

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Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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