Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

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Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby doleslie » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:34 pm

I am 6 weeks post implant. I have been inflating for the past 4 weeks daily. However, it doesn't seem to matter how many times I pump, after about the 3rd, 4th, or 5th pump, there nothing left to pump (the pump gets hard as a rock). When I would pump a whole lot (pump 5 or 6 times), then wait for a while, then try pumping some more, my penis does get achy. I've kept it inflated for as much as 2 or 3 hours and then deflated.

It seems as if pumping 3 times does as much as "trying" to pump many more.

I know that fluids are considered non-compressible, so if a volume has been filled, then no amount of pumping will allow any more fluid in. In other words, when the cylinders are filled then the pump would not compress any further.

My doctor did not inflate after the surgery. He also advised me to let everything hang in any position that was comfortable to me. His advice was to not inflate for the 1st couple of weeks so that the tissue surrounding the resevoir would not close up and restrict the resevoir from fully expanding upon deflation.

So, my question is: Am I doing something wrong? So many posts talk about pumping 10 to 20 times, and I can't get even close to 10 pumps.

Age 72. Bladder Cancer TA-Cl3. Undergoing quarterly cystos. Had used Vacuum, Pills, Injections. Problems over the last 10 years. Had LGX installed on Dec. 5, 2011.

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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby dougski1 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi Dennis,

This is exactly the reasen my wife and I chose a non inflatable inplant. We had already experienced enough frustration after my prostate cancer using pumps injection therapy. We wanted to keep it somple and spontanious as possible. Good Luck with getting the answer you are looking for.


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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby ariadne » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:51 pm

doleslie, usually 4, perhaps 5, squeezes on my AMS700LGX pump will give me full erection. I would say that if the cylinders won't take any more fluid, then your at max. Sometimes, I wait a moment, then I can pump one more time. I'm guessing that after the initial filling, the cylinders expand and can receive a little more fluid. I hope that all of this is not causing you stress and that all will be ok.

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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby Arkansas » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:20 pm

i was implanted with the 700 as well in November of 2011. I can usually do about 9 decent pumps and no more. Probably less, if I let the pump refill completely between pumps. So i am with you I heard from your 5-6 to 20 pumps. I am as confused about this as you are. Look forward to seeing some more replies.
Arkansas, 45, Type One Diabetes, AMS700 Nov 2011. Activated Dec 29th 2011.

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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby danny1553 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:25 pm

I could be wrong but the common sense dictates that the number of pumps depends on the dick size. Likely the pump itself has some standard size while the cylinder size might vary. At the time the pump can deliver some amount of fluid. So the larger are cylinders the more pumping would be required to fill them in.
With my size it will probably take me 2-3 pumps ;)

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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby hard drive » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:21 pm

Before my Titan broke last week, I would pump about 18-20 times for a full erection, then after about 3 minutes I could give it about 3-5 more pumps for a scary hard erection if wanted. I've had two pumps with this implant (the first one was not placed correctly so I got a revision) and it was the same with both of them. Sadly though, one of the tubes sprang a leak and now I'm not able to pump at all. I'm due for a complete replacement in March.

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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby barfinkl1 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:55 am

In the for what it's worth column, I am only able to pump 5 times myself with my AMS700 LGX. When I mentioned that I could only pump 4 times, My uro volunteered that guys with huge dicks can pump 15-20, I would only have what I have. I've been pumping up when going to bed and leaving it hard all night, or until the burning awakens me. Then I deflate. My understanding is that the burnning indicates expansion, but that's my own theory. My uro said it wouldn't hurt to leave it up. I also had my implant in November. When i first started cycling it, I could only do four pumps, so having reached five, I feel good about it. As you said, when the pump won't pump, it's max'd out. Sometimes I'll get to 4.5 or so and wait a minute and get in that extra half pump and I'm rock solid. So unless you're endowed with 7 or 8 inches (boy don't I wish), I wouldn't expect to pump more than the 5 unless/until the LGX does it's magic and adds a little length, at which time you might see another pump added.
Age 63 married 41 years...2 kids and 2 grandkids. Had robotic RP in Apr 2008. Negative PSA since then. Suffered ED initially from Type II diabetes and then the RP. Had AMS700 LGX implant on 7 Nov 11.

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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby Techman52 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:21 am

My observations are in agreement with barfink -- 5 to 6 pumps on the LGX max things out and no further pumping possible
Elevated PSA July 2009, Biopsy (postive) August 2009
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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby pianoman » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:49 pm

I had my implants installed 10-21-2011. I got the 700 LGX ms. I do about 20 pumps to get an erection firm enough for sex. My wife don't like it any harder than that. I can pump up to 30 pumps total for a rock hard erection. Starts hurting after about 30 mins. At 20 pumps I am 7" long. at 30 pumps a little over 7 1/2 inches. I was 8 inches before surgery, when I could get it up.
Pianoman married 73 yrs old 1st implant on Oct. 21, 2011 AMS LGX 700 21 cm. By McHugh Failed Oct. 15, 2017 Found Dr. Hakky Atl, Ga Got 2nd. implant Dec. 28, 20017 Coloplast Titan XL 24cm. procedure:

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Re: Only able to pump a max of 5 times.

Postby LGX_Man » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:01 am

I've had my LGX for a bit over a year now. My penis is 6" or so, maybe more (have never measured it) I usually inflate it to about 20 pumps or so to get it hard enough for sex or wanking. As the penis grows, the pump itself becomes increasingly harder and more difficult to inflate. I have put as many as 69 pumps into it and the result was a raging roaring hard-on that even burned a bit (the first time). It seems that there's still a bit of stretching to be done here. I can usually only get to the higher end of the pumps when I'm in warm surroundings, shower, jacuzzi, etc.

Have always wondered why some guys can only inflate a low number of pumps into their implants. This is an interesting study. It seems that there is no real conclusive answer on the subject. And most of the doctors continue giving very little, or poor information post-op.
62. Retired. AMS 700 LGX implanted Nov. 18, 2013. Ask me any questions about being implanted or life afterwards.

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