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would it show if the entire shaft and all the erectile tissue was scarred? what happens if there is minor scarring and they fix the leaking vein could it get my erections back normal??

Answer
James:

If all the erectile tissue was scarred, there would be no rigidity with sexual activity and no expansion.  There would also not be any reasonable response to any therapy like Viagra.

If the scarring is minor, then it should respond to treatment with Viagra type medications.  Fixing the leaking vein is virtually impossible as there usually is no single vein to treat.  It's more llike trying to keep a sponge from dripping when it's wet!

Unfortunately, most causes of erection trouble do not heal or cure themselves.  Sorry.

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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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