Uncomfortable doctors visit

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SteveSW
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Uncomfortable doctors visit

Postby SteveSW » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:37 am

I am 3 months post implant, and have some nagging issues I wanted to discuss with my surgeon, whom I am very comfortable with. I couldn't get in to see him for about a month, but I could see his PA today. My agenda items are: The cylinder tip pain on one side when fully inflated; lack of glans engorgement and can it be improved beyond what little help daily Cialis has provided; is using a cock ring safe, because it places pressure on the tubes passing by the base of my dick going to the reservoir; and lack of penis sensitivity and difficulty reaching orgasm. All very personal and rather graphic questions, and the PA is a woman I have never met. I worry about what language to use. Do I keep the terminology very clinical, which is not how I talk with my Doctor? Just how does one discuss using a cock ring without saying cock ring LOL.

So, I'm going to gird my loins and just lay out the facts, maybe trying to use "penis" instead of "dick or cock" during our conversation. I mean, she is a PA for a dick surgeon after all. Still, I'm not looking forward to this situation. Sigh.
20 years of severe Peyronie's, 90 curve at start, hinging with ED.
Implanted 2/18/21, AMS CX, 18 CM + 3 RTE, penoscrotal, 100cc reservoir w/abdominal incision. Dr Etai Goldenberg, St. Louis, MO. Gay age 67

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Re: Uncomfortable doctors visit

Postby rjdoan » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:02 am

I have a female PA as well and have become comfortable talking to her about my issues and treatment. She is a professional. She has heard it all. She was the one I initially asked about the feasibility of getting an implant. My advice is don't use slang, but tell her everything that is bothering you and she can help. What I've found is that if I ask something that she needs advice answering, she leaves the exam room and either comes back with the answer from the URO or brings him back to discuss and check things out. I find she is willing to spend a bit more time with me than the over-busy URO who is trying to divide time between seeing patients and surgery.
Bob Doan
65 yo, Prostate Cancer - radiation therapy 2018, ED 20 years used pills, MUSE, trimix. Weekly testosterone injections for TRT. AMS 700 CX implanted Feb 12, 2021, 18/1, by Dr Herati, Johns Hopkins

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Re: Uncomfortable doctors visit

Postby bldoink » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:10 am

I guess I differ from your first answer. I'd say just go for it. Like you said, she's a PA for a dick doc. If she can't handle open "frank" talk she's in the wrong field. I'm betting she won't have any issues. I wouldn't be purposely crude but I expect she will be fine with common slang.
R.R.P 2011 Mayo Jacksonville, Dr. Michael Wehle. Nerve sparing - badly damaged. C in margin. V.E.D, Viagra and PGE-1 (80mcg/ml) injections @ ~ 14 units. Originally Edex20, then compounded PGE-1 - cost. Inject. 9+ yrs. It works. Treasure coast of FL.

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Re: Uncomfortable doctors visit

Postby SteveSW » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:18 pm

That went really well. She was really cool, even when I slipped up and used "dick" and "balls" and didn't bat an eye when I brought up using the cock ring. She took one look at my inflated penis and identified the origin of the pain. I still have a bend to the left just below the head and the cylinder points straight ahead. Told me to keep modeling and to do my cycling 20 minutes to the max, deflate till pain lessens for 10 minutes and then re-inflate to max for another 20 and repeat till I hit the 1 hour mark with each session. She gave me a sildenafil script for 20 mg tables to maybe help with glans engorgement. Using the cock ring is fine. Sensitivity will recover of time, a long time, as damaged nerves regenerate. So all in all, an appointment that made me feel better.
20 years of severe Peyronie's, 90 curve at start, hinging with ED.
Implanted 2/18/21, AMS CX, 18 CM + 3 RTE, penoscrotal, 100cc reservoir w/abdominal incision. Dr Etai Goldenberg, St. Louis, MO. Gay age 67

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Re: Uncomfortable doctors visit

Postby Hunchback » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:32 am

Gotta keep in mind that doctors are also people. They also shit, they also fuck, they also get ED...
So even tho it's proper to use cleaner language, they are not royalty or the pope, so the occasional slip of the language won't shock them. :D
And then considering all the sex-related questions and topics - it's their job, they are technically even better placed to talk about this than anyone else.
37 years old, married. ED all my life because of spinal cord injury caused by a tumor in early infant age. Using standard EDEX20 for ~ 16 years.

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Re: Uncomfortable doctors visit

Postby Old Guy » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:51 am

Happy to hear your doctor visit went fine. My primary care doc is a female PA, she did my pre-surgery exam before my implant. She has done my yearly check ups, including the hernia test and prostrate exam. She was a nurse prior so I'm sure she has seen it all.
As a retired medical professional I can vouch for seeing it all. I was a therapist teaching people life skills following an injury, surgery or medical affliction. That included helping folks dress and bathe. Yes, you see it all.
68 years old when Coloplast Titan OTR implanted 11-08-2019. Viagra, Trimix, QuadMix all failed after a while. Married to my beautiful 17 year younger wife for 32+ years. As much as it was a tough recovery for me I'm glad I had it done.

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Re: Uncomfortable doctors visit

Postby cbinspok » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:10 am

Glad the visit went well Steve, seems to be a common thyme Drs are really busy, mine just went from 2 days a week in surgery to three and it was tough to get an opt. Pn s are ok mine was pregnant when I had to get in with ball infection, She was quite far alone so now shes go to, she was go ok with basic language lol.
66 years young -- fighting the good Ed fight for over twenty years. A sever break disabled my penis in half. vit E, pataba, Viagra, massage Ved cilas, and I'm tired- throwing in the towel, Op for implant Mar 18, AMS LGX 18 + 1 3cm RTE,


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