September 25, 2018

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Penile Implant failing after many years

Patient: I have an AMS700 3-piece penile implant installed around 1993-4. I think it is failing. It is only inflating about half way. What’s up? Can anything be done? Thanks



Doctor: As you would have been told at the time of your surgery, penile implants are not intended to last a lifetime. There is a also no way to predict when or if the device will fail. When such a device fails there is no easy fix. Surgery must be performed to remove or replace the device. You will need to see a urologist or the surgeon who performed the initial surgery. Best of luck




Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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