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I'm a 35 year old male, I had penis fracture surgery 2 weeks ago to repair the right corpus.  Surgery was 28 hours after incident and lasted about an hour .  The doc said the surgery was good.  I had a follow up yesterday and he mentioned that he saw nerve damage and repaired that as well.  The stitches are supposed to dissolve in a month.

Questions
- is a full recovery likely after this surgery?  
- how long after surgery is an erection expected?  I assume the stitches need to dissolve first? Will am erection just happen at some point?
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Answer
Ray:

28 hours is a little long to wait on this type of surgery.  In general, most patients recover from this surgery if done properly and within reasonable time frame.  There is no set time after the surgery to expect an erection to occur.  It doesn't have to wait for the stitches to dissolve.  Another month would not be unreasonable to wait.

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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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