Intracorporeal Injection Therapy in Pinellas County, FL
Suffering from erectile dysfunction can be a frustrating and embarrassing health issue, one that effects countless men. Though many treatment options do exist, for some, the popular pill form of medication is ineffective. For those men, there is intracorporeal injection therapy.
Intracorporeal injection therapy, simply called intracorporeal injections or ICI, are injected medications used to generate an erection.
How do Intracorporal Injections Work?
By dilating the arteries of the penis, ICI is said to be the only medication that specifically and directly initiates an erection. Self-administered injections are inserted into the side of the penis, after a wait of 5 to 15 minutes you should develop and erection.
With a dosage that is tailored by your doctor to each specific patient, the end result is typically an erection that lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, or until orgasm is reached.
While the thought of a shot into your penis sounds painful, it's said that most who use ICI as a regular method of achieving an erection get accustomed to the sensation over time. It should also be noted that with each new injection, you should alternate the side of the penis being injected to avoid scar tissue or plaque formation.
By following a rough schedule and evenly spacing injections, many say you can safely administer an ICI up to 12 times a month.
Side Effects of Intracorporeal Injections
Like any treatment or medication there can be side effects. Some of the most common include:
- A dull ache from the potassium levels in the medication
- Bruising of the injection site
- Priapism (4-8 hour painful, erection requiring immediate medical attention)
Intraurethural Gel as another Option
Some men can't stomach the idea of a sharp object anywhere near their penis; who can blame them? If an injection is an absolute “no-go” for you, intraurethral gels are an option. Using the same medication as the injections, you simply inject the solution into your urethra before intercourse. While not as effective as the injections, the same results happen for many. The medication provides a soothing relief for the smooth muscle of the penis, stimulating an erection.
For men who suffer from erectile dysfunction and for those who haven't found relief or may be allergic to traditional ED medications, intracorporeal injection therapy (or intraurethral gel) may be the answer for you in developing and maintaining a useful erection.
Request more information about intracorporeal injection Therapy today. Call (813) 536-3212 or contact Dr. Christopher Van Benschoten online.
Address4691 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
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