Penile injection is one of the oldest yet most effective therapy for dealing with erectile difficulties. This therapy was first introduced into the market in 1980’s and since then hundreds of thousand of men continue to benefit from it. However, they have their own set of inconveniences and disadvantages.
Penile injection is delivered using a small “insulin style” needle and the medication is injected directly into the shaft of the penis. It is important to drive the length of the small needle into the penis so as to release the medicine deep into the shaft. It is the central part of the penis that facilitates the erection by engorging itself with blood, so its important to inject deep into the shaft. After the injection, a firm erection may develop within 10 to 30 minutes and usually last for 30 to 60 minutes. The dosage required to produce the desired erection may vary from one person to another and one needs to get a doctor’s expert opinion.
The penile injection should not be delivered to the top portion of the penis as there is a higher risk of hitting some arteries that can cause bleeding. It is also unadvised to deliver the injection to the base as that is where the urethra is. The injection is to be delivered to the side of the penis. For more detailed explanation, please watch the video.
Penile injection can be a good alternative for men who fail to adequately respond to oral medication. Research has shown that up to 40% of such patients respond effectively to penile injections. However, not everybody can use this kind of therapy and men suffering from conditions such as deformed penis, cavernosal fibrosis, penis angulation may have to look for alternate therapies. In addition, men taking blood thinner drugs such as Coumadin are advised not to use this kind of a therapy. The therapy is considered to be reasonably safe, although it may have side effects such as bruising, penile scarring and in some cases may lead to priapism (prolonged erection).
This article is purely for educational purposes only and a doctor’s physical examination and expert advice is a must in such medical cases. Unlike oral medications like Viagra and Cialis, penile injections cannot be prescribed online in the UK.