Frequently asked questions from patients like you
It depends on each patient, their particular conditions and as far as the surgeon can go, but speaking in a range where the technique does not involve a high risk, we speak of between 1 and 2 cm in diameter at most. Going beyond these figures increases the risk.
You can't say that you don't notice anything at all when is erected, but we can say that you really notice it when is in resting state. You have to think that if the patient's erection is of medium or large size, once the penis gains length the transferred fat is distributed evenly. Therefore, those people are seeking a thicker erection.
If the techniques of penis thickening have to be treated cautiously and always going to Centers that have a lot of experience, the techniques of glans thickening on the other hand we totally discourage them. They are based on the controlled inoculation of synthetic material into the glans, which can lead to a number of problems. The volume of the glans is indeed increased, but it rarely leads to a natural and satisfactory aesthetic result. As an added counter-indication, it numbs the nerve endings in this important area of the penis.
There is no simple and general answer, since each case is a world and an operation of this type badly performed can generate a multitude of unique and special problems. The ideal would be to go to a center specializing in reconstructive phalloplasty as is our case and thoroughly review which have been the errors of planning or execution to assess whether they can be retouched and improved (something very rare, the truth) or if as usual we choose to return (for health and safety) to the state prior to surgery.
Although deformities of the penis are common, they are rarely pathological. However, it is estimated that between one and three per cent of all men of reproductive age have Peyronie's disease.
There are groups of men with a greater predisposition to the disease such as those over 70 years of age (6.5 per cent have Peyronie's curvature) or those with prostate pathologies (8.4 per cent).
Prevalence studies of Peyronie's disease are often difficult to document given the scarce information of clinical interest provided by the relatively few patients who seek medical help.
The homoeopathic treatments for Peyronie's disease (such as fluoric calcarea, causticum, chelidonium compose and tuberculinum) are not clear even among homoeopaths themselves and furthermore, they have not been documented and scientifically evidenced enough to be considered effective and safe. In our opinion, it is best to turn to a qualified urologist/andrologist for any deformity or discomfort in the penis.
The popular penis vacuum pumps can be dangerous if the patient has Peyronie's disease because the exaggerated increase in blood volume in the corpora cavernosa could cause pain and encourage the fibrotic process to advance and grow.
It is best not to use this type of device if you suffer from any morphological alteration of the penis without medical supervision.
Creams or ointments with verapamil can stimulate the synthesis of enzymes such as endogenous (i.e. produced by the same organism) collagenase at the place of application.
Remember that collagenase is a catalytic enzyme that destroys excess collagen fibres. Applying a drug of this type increases enzyme synthesis and decreases the fibrous scar that directly or indirectly produces penile curvature.
Hundreds of thousands of home techniques can be found on the Internet to treat diseases like Peyronie's with herbal remedies and substances obtained from them.
However, these remedies have not been scientifically proven based on accepted parameters of safety and trust, so it is not recommended performing them. The consequences could be worse than the current state of the disease.
This treatment is totally painless, so much so that it does not require the patient to receive anaesthetics or painkillers. The risks of complications are very small and are not a major concern.
However, the patient must be monitored by the physician throughout the treatment.
Although much less common than open surgery with a scalpel, lasers can also be used to surgically treat this disease. However, surgeons and urologists are faced with a problem: the cancer is often poorly located within the prostate, complicating its resection by means of a transurethral laser.
Doctors advise against having sex for at least two weeks after prostate surgery because ejaculation could be painful, hemorrhagic (hemospermia) and slow the healing process of the urethra.
This type of surgery is usually quite fast compared to traditional techniques. It rarely exceeds two or three hours of surgery (added to the 24 or 48 hours of hospital recovery).
STD (Venereal Diseases)
It's somewhat difficult to prevent a newborn child with an infected mother from getting the disease.
In any case, within prenatal care there are tests for this infection because of the great risks to the life of the newborn.
If the pregnant woman develops symptoms similar to genital herpes (or has suffered it before) is recommended cesarean delivery, to prevent the newborn has direct contact with the female genital organs.
In addition, this group of patients (pregnant women) can receive treatment with antiviral drugs from the 36th week of gestation.
Before this period, there is a risk of fetal damage.
That is not recommended. However, the treating physician will be responsible for giving specific instructions for the patient to have sex with a decreased risk of transmissibility.
Vasectomy and Vasovasostomy
Vasectomy is one of the most effective surgical methods of contraception, with a failure rate of less than 1% - about 4 men in 1000 would remain fertile even several months after the vasectomy.
Technical failures could occur with inexperienced surgeons and result in failure due to gradual reconnection of the vas, formation of a new channel, lack of identification and cutting of the vas, for this reason, it is important to complete the seminogram checks to verify the effectiveness of the operation.
It is a procedure where local anaesthesia is used and in some cases, general anaesthesia is required, some surgical and post-operative discomfort can be felt, then inflammation and areas of hematoma can be observed, with slight pain, for which non-steroidal analgesics are indicated to help control all these effects.
The post-vasectomy patient's sex life is completely normal and will not be affected at all. His erections, orgasms and ejaculations will continue as usual. His sexual desire will remain the same as before the operation.
The amount of semen after the operation is only reduced by 5% and retains its usual characteristics. Only with the use of a microscope is it possible to visualize the absence of sperm in the seminal fluid.
Although vasectomy is considered an irreversible technique, there is currently the possibility of reversing it, through the vasovasostomy technique, recanalization of the vas deferens is achieved.
The success of this procedure will depend primarily on the quality and quantity of sperm (for conception by natural means) and the technique used in the initial operation, the greater the number of vas deferens that was resected, the less successful the recanalization can be.
It is often said that the time elapsed from the vasectomy also contributes, a time greater than 10 years is also associated with fewer probabilities of success, something that in our long experience in the operating room has not happened.
Vasectomy does not offer any protection against sexually transmitted diseases, so it is recommended to take other measures such as the use of condoms, reducing or avoiding multiple sexual partners and in more extreme cases, sexual abstinence.
Vasectomy does not affect any male sexual characteristics, as the release of male hormones produced in the testicles continues to occur normally and in the usual amount. These hormones are released directly into the bloodstream and are not interrupted by the cutting of the vas deferens.
Therefore, it is a myth that vasectomy causes erection problems, female traits in men, and that it sharpens the tone of voice.
There is no increased risk of prostate or testicular cancer in patients after vasectomy. Nor is heart disease or atherosclerosis associated with this procedure, which is why the World Health Organization considers vasectomy very safe and without long-term complications.
Testicular cells continue to produce sperm, but they are naturally reabsorbed by the body, just as when a man has days without ejaculating. This is a normal process and has no complications.
UI also causes the obvious discomfort resulting from leaks, embarrassment, and withdrawal in patients. Many who suffer from it keep silent, and the lack of information sometimes only aggravates the problem. Nowadays, thanks to web portals such as ours, many people find answers to the most common questions they usually ask in our Seville office once they make the decision to obtain treatment.
Eating does not help to eradicate the problem, but can mitigate its symptoms and prevent them from worsening. Avoid excess sugar, alcohol and spicy foods and eat a balanced and varied diet.
No, and be careful. Common sense can lead us to think that if we drink less, we will have less need to urinate, but urine that is unbalanced by drinking little water can be very irritating to the bladder and increase the symptoms instead.
This type of incontinence occurs in patients who have some type of disease/nerve injury presenting many associated pathologies (urinary tract infections, renal deterioration, etc). They require special and individualized care, which depends on the type of neurogenic bladder they develop. The study, treatment and follow-up of these patients must be specialized and intensive, with a continuous and personal doctor-patient relationship. It is complex to cure or eliminate completely. However, through Urodynamic Studies, which involve teaching these patients certain routines such as self-catheterization, and specialized surgeries, it is possible to obtain a better quality of life, while reducing complications and hospital admissions.
There are very extended routines like the classic Kegel exercises or the newest and most recommended hypopressive gymnastics.
You should check everything to be reassured, of course. That is why it is ideal that you seek help from a professional (urologist).
You can compare your case with the different types we have described above. However, it’s always ideal for you to seek help from a professional to assess everything in depth as earlier mentioned.