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Benefits of Using a Penis Pump Before and After Prostate Surgery

Penis Pump before and after prostate surgery

What Is a Radical Prostatectomy?

Radical prostatectomy (prostate surgery to remove the prostate gland) is most often done to treat localized prostate cancer. Less often, a simple prostatectomy is done to relieve symptoms associated with BPH (benign enlargement of the prostate gland). Radical prostatectomy involves removing the entire prostate as well as some of the surrounding tissue, including nerves and lymph nodes.

One of the side effects of prostate surgery is erectile dysfunction. In fact, several studies cite an 85% occurrence rate, which means about up to 9 out of 10 men who undergo this procedure end up with some degree of impotence. Penile rehabilitation refers to therapies that can help preserve penile tissue and restore erectile function in men who have undergone prostate removal.

A vacuum erection device or penis pump is an effective intervention to improve penis health in men with impaired erectile function after surgery. What are the benefits of using a penis pump before and after prostate surgery? Let’s find out.

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How to keep an erection after Prostate Cancer

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Overwhelmed is the only word to accurately describe your emotions on the day your life seemed to change. Test results established your PSA levels were elevated, this led to a biopsy. The biopsy was … you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

It’s normal and natural to experience anxiety, but here is the good news. You have countless reasons be optimistic about the future. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer in its early stages, you likely have a very treatable condition.

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