Ultra Hard AMS pump!

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Bailey
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Ultra Hard AMS pump!

Postby Bailey » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:48 am

Had implant done on 6/18/19. Started pumping up on 7/15. Even with hot showers, hot bathtub soaking, & compressing a hot washcloth on pump it is still really hard to compress. After 14 times trying to give that initial quick & firm squeeze, I have never been successful getting the valve to open. I talk to Jamie at AMS, & she walk me through the process to unstick & open the valve, but I have to go through this procedure every time I want to inflate it. I’m worried that I may have a defective pump. Eventually after continually squeezing the pump I feel the faint pop that it moved open so I can then inflate. By the time I go through this pain of trying to pump up I’m really getting frustrated & tired. Not to mention the agony & pain I feel. I don’t have an issue with the deflation. Have I got a defective pump? Any thoughts & advice would be greatly appreciated. Bailey
77 yo with ED for over 20 years.Tried everything, & found injections were the only thing that worked.I am so grateful for FT. Was implanted 6/18/19 with a 18cm AMS LGX w 3.0cm RTE,100ml reservoir, infrapubic procedure by Dr. Richard Roach, “Bailey”

postra7777
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Re: Ultra Hard AMS pump!

Postby postra7777 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 am

I think we all went through what you are experiencing. A lot of the firmness is caused by swelling in your penis. Also the cylinders are like tiny balloons. (The first time you blow it up it is hard but deflate blow up again and it's easier.) They need to get stretched out before the pumping get easier. The trick is to pump up as much as you can. Massage your penis wait 5 -10 minutes and try to pump up some more. Do that for about 4 or 5 cycles every day and everything should start working as it should.
Suffered with ED for most of my life. Viagra then to Trimix then implanted 3/8/2018 with AMX 700 CX 21cm with 1cm RTE. 50 years old Urolift procedure performed 30 day prior to my implant surgery.

Dogface
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Re: Ultra Hard AMS pump!

Postby Dogface » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:03 pm

Bailey wrote:Had implant done on 6/18/19. Started pumping up on 7/15. Even with hot showers, hot bathtub soaking, & compressing a hot washcloth on pump it is still really hard to compress. After 14 times trying to give that initial quick & firm squeeze, I have never been successful getting the valve to open. I talk to Jamie at AMS, & she walk me through the process to unstick & open the valve, but I have to go through this procedure every time I want to inflate it. I’m worried that I may have a defective pump. Eventually after continually squeezing the pump I feel the faint pop that it moved open so I can then inflate. By the time I go through this pain of trying to pump up I’m really getting frustrated & tired. Not to mention the agony & pain I feel. I don’t have an issue with the deflation. Have I got a defective pump? Any thoughts & advice would be greatly appreciated. Bailey


I have about the same problem. The little valve only works about half the time. Then I have to hold deflate button and squeeze pump to reset. I'm thinking over time it may get better. I can only pump 3 or 4 times maximum. Pump gets to solid and I have very strong hands/fingers. Implant does get hard after those few pumps though. Funny thing mine will still inflate without the pump valve popping.
RP surgery for PCa March 2011, rising PSA 2013, remission since 2014. Chronic ED since 2011 tried pills, VED, and injections. Implanted LGX 4/17/19 Dr. Kramer. On scale of 1-10 I'd give it an 8. That's due to a slight curve.

Lost Sheep
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Re: Ultra Hard AMS pump!

Postby Lost Sheep » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:57 pm

As postra7777 said,
postra7777 wrote: Also the cylinders are like tiny balloons. (The first time you blow it up it is hard but deflate blow up again and it's easier.) They need to get stretched out before the pumping get easier.


Another trick is to have your IPP completely deflated before initiating a new inflation. That "kickover" to inflation position of the valve may be a little easier (the backpressure of partially inflated tubes may contribute to this).
Lost Sheep
Born 1948 AMS LGX 18+3 implant Nov 6, 2017 by Dr Tavis Shaw. Spent 14 months researching in effort to optimize outcome. After 30 yrs of progressive unrecognized ED I will do this RIGHT; no second chance with one's first.
Anchorage AK, USA

Bandit
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Re: Ultra Hard AMS pump!

Postby Bandit » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:20 pm

It all gets better with time. The pump loosens up. The pain subsides. Your pump operates smoothly and you can get full solid pumps. Give it time. Your just just beginning this part of your journey. I have had my ams700lgx for over two years and no complaints.
Bandit
Born 1958, married. Prostate Cancer. RRP November/2014. PSA undetectable since. Implant May/2017 AMS700LGX 18 cm + 1.5 cm RTEs.

Haywood
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Re: Ultra Hard AMS pump!

Postby Haywood » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:21 pm

Good info as I will be trying mine in a few weeks. :)

- R
AMS 700 CX installed 7/19/19


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