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Penile implant pump stopped working. What should be done?

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Penile implant pump stopped working and very difficult to compress buib ...nothing happens when bulb eventually compresses. surgery one year ago
Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 in Penis Problems
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Though the penile implant has a very low complication rate, one of the potential complications is mechanical failure. It can occur in 3 to 5% of persons with the implants and this is most likely the reasons for the problems that you are describing. Usually the problems occur after yrs of using the device, it is unusual for it to occur after 1 yr

In the case of mechanical failure, the urologist normally re operates and removes the present implant and may replace it with another.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
You may want to consider visiting your urologist for an assessment.
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