Penile prosthesis: Sensitivity and temperature after implantation

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Erectile dysfunction is a condition that may affect men at all ages and the search for an effective treatment is essential to resume the sexual life and self-esteem of the patient. In some cases the condition occurs due to hormonal dysfunction, and clinical treatment with medications and injections may be enough to solve the problem. However, when the difficulty of erection is related to a more serious disease, such as Peyronie's or connected to consequences of prostate cancer, the prosthesis implantation with penile reconstruction might be the best solution to recover not only stiffness, but also the size and shape necessary for penetration.

I have already mentioned the real function of the penile prosthesis and the advantages and disadvantages of placing one. Even knowing that the intention is to recover the patient’s pleasure in sexual life, there is still some apprehension from some men concerning this kind of treatment. That is why I wrote this post, to clarify any kind of prejudice or misconception about the implant. Since I have already explained before, the penile prosthesis does not affect orgasm or ejaculation and that its placement procedure is safe, simple and efficient, I will explain here how to guarantee that the sensitivity and temperature of the penis continue to be the same it has always been.

Before going any further, it is worth reminding that only the complete evaluation of a specialist will detect the actual cause of erectile dysfunction and suggest the possible solutions to the problem. The placement of the implant is one of the solutions and it can be your ally in the treatment. Your doctor must take care that all penile functions are maintained, and then the only thing that will change in your life after the prosthesis will be your satisfaction.

 

Does the temperature of the penis change after the prosthesis?

A constant concern among patients who need a prosthesis is if their penis will become cold, as if it were an artificial limb. If someone has told you this, be sure that it is a myth.

What provides the temperature for the penis is the amount of blood circulating inside of it during the erection. And too keep the blood circulating after the placement of the prosthesis, it is necessary to maintain the internal structures of the limb, also known as Corpus spongiosum.

A procedure performed with all the necessary care will not affect the part that is responsible for the passage of blood, since the implanted cylinders will be placed without causing any harm.

 

Does the prosthesis affect penile sensitivity?

The glans, also known as the head of the penis, is the most sensitive part of the male sexual organ. This is because it is formed by innumerable nerve endings, also known as nerve bundles or neurovascular bundles, and that is why this is a region that gives man a lot of pleasure. Do you know what changes after the prosthesis implant? Absolutely nothing. 

That’s right, regardless of the type of prosthesis chosen, the device, when properly placed, does not affect any nerve of the penis and consequently does not interfere with the standard of pleasure, orgasm or ejaculation of the patient.

 

The importance of penile reconstruction

Besides being careful to do not affect the temperature or sensitivity of the penis when placing the prosthesis, another aspect must be considered to promote a better satisfaction of the patient.

When the need of placing a prosthesis is identified, it is also very important to check if there has been any reduction of the penis so that the size can be restored. In these cases, the reconstruction is made during the same moment of the implant; it is worth considering doctor's experience when performing this kind of procedure to measure the size of the nerves and urethra. This is what will determine the size recovery as well as will keep the penis in the same conditions as before erectile dysfunction.

Placing a prosthesis may seem awkward and you may even think that it will leave your penis with an artificial functioning and appearance. However, as you can see in this post, there is no reason to worry about that. The necessary care to solve problems of erectile dysfunction are taken with the main purpose of making a man to resume his sex life with the same vigor as when he was young, but with the advantage of the experience acquired after some years of practice. Think about it, let go of prejudice and misconceptions and resolve your life.

After all these clarifications, I am sure you are feeling calmer regarding penile prosthesis implantation. With proper care and procedures, your penis will continue with the same functions and will maintain regular sensitivity and temperature as well as the capability to ejaculate and have orgasms.

Now if you have questions about whether or not to place a prosthesis to solve the difficulty of erection, I believe there is no more reason to be worried about after reading this post.

Of course, other questions and doubts about the subject will always come up. That is why I invite you to fill out this pre-analysis form so we can start a conversation towards your treatment.

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Dr. Paulo Egydio

MD, PhD, Referência Mundial no Tratamento da Doença de Peyronie, Pênis Curvo e Implante de Próteses Penianas. Doutor em Urologia pela USP, CRM 67482.





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