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What causes retraction of the penis post a prostate removal surgery?

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Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Question: i HAD my prostate removed 3 years ago and ever since my penis has been retracting I heard there is a n operation to snip something and stop the retracting is that true?
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Retraction of penis is mostly due to age related Penile Hypoxia

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

Based on the facts that you have noticed your penis getting retracted after surgery of Prostate Removal

The retraction of penis at this is common and due to
1) Age related penile Hypoxia
2) Result of surgery itself .

The operation of putting penile implant that you have talked about is done for Erectile Dysfunction due to Vascular Insufficiency which does not respond to all modalities of treatment fail to achieve desire erection for sexual intercourse .

In this procedure two silicon rods are implanted in Corpora Cavernosa sheath .

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you
Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
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Follow up: Dr. P. T. Patil (14 minutes later)
I was not asking about implants I was told you can cut a muscle that makes the penis retract and it will no longer retract
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Answered by Dr. P. T. Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There is no surgery like this .

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for follow up .

I have not heard about surgery for preventing retraction of penis after removal of prostate .

Thanks and Regards.
Dr.Patil.
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What causes retraction of the penis post a prostate removal surgery?

Brief Answer: Retraction of penis is mostly due to age related Penile Hypoxia Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for query . Based on the facts that you have noticed your penis getting retracted after surgery of Prostate Removal The retraction of penis at this is common and due to 1) Age related penile Hypoxia 2) Result of surgery itself . The operation of putting penile implant that you have talked about is done for Erectile Dysfunction due to Vascular Insufficiency which does not respond to all modalities of treatment fail to achieve desire erection for sexual intercourse . In this procedure two silicon rods are implanted in Corpora Cavernosa sheath . Hope I have answered your query ,please feel free to ask if you have more questions,I shall be happy to help you Thanks and Regards. Dr.Patil.