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Penile Implant for Erection Problems

Picture of a penile implant

With one type of penile implant, the man gets an erection by pumping the implant full of salt water stored in a reservoir in his lower abdomen. A release valve in the scrotum drains the saline out of the cylinders and back into the reservoir.

Current as of: February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology

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