Do Not Rush Into Penis Surgery!
I am a 64 year old man and I live in Northern Ireland. In my early fifties, I started to have erection problems and for the next 7 years, I attended several doctors, clinics and hospitals. I was prescribed various drugs, injections, vacuum pump, gels, etc. but nothing worked. What surprised me was the fact that none of the doctors noticed I had Peyronie's.
I have had surgery for dupuytrens contracture (which failed) but while reading up on this problem I found out about Peyronie's and realized that the slight bend and pain in my penis was indeed this condition. On informing my doctor that I thought I had Peyronie's he referred me to yet another doctor who confirmed what I already knew. I was advised to take extra vitamins and I would have further tests later on.
After 3 years attending doctors and having tests I was advised that the only treatment was penile implants. I thought at last I was going to get some results. Unfortunately, there are no surgeons in Ireland who are experienced in this procedure so I was sent to a hospital in London. The doctor there advised me my condition was very bad, the Peyronie's had affected the entire shaft of my penis. After a short discussion, I decided to go ahead with the surgery.
While everyone in the hospital were very attentive and looked after me really well I was less than happy with the results. I have been left with a short stump of a penis with an excess of foreskin, which makes sex almost impossible.
After 10 years I am no better off. The surgery was quite painful and required a lot of time to recover. I am resigned to the fact that nothing more can be done and I will just have to live with the results. I do wish I had given the procedure more thought, as it is often stated surgery really is the very last option.
There is lots more I could say about this operation but I do realize that everyone is different and while things did not work out for me it could be quite successful, but do find out as much as you can and do not rush into surgery. In my own case I do feel if I had been treated sooner things may have been different, I think my condition was to far advanced indeed the surgeon informed me the surgery had been very difficult.
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