Does it matter how long you stay pumped up?

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Does it matter how long you stay pumped up?

Postby edwardl007 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:21 pm

I pump generally 1 x day - i never do the max of anything i am supposed to :-) - and leave it up for 45-1 hour. Does keeping it up longer really matter or is it the act of pumping it up in the first place that matters?
68 years old; ED for 30 years; implanted by Dr Kramer on August 27, 2019; 18 cm with 1 cm RTE

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Re: Does it matter how long you stay pumped up?

Postby Smetro » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:35 pm

If your doc told you then it’s fine
66, Titan Touch 22cm+1.5cm rte's op done in Melbourne Aust by Dr Chris Love-Feb 2017 Venous leakage over a 2 year period, did pills and Caverject. Length@ 3 1/2years is: 7+” erect, 6.5” flaccid and almost 6” girth. Normal orgasm ret 3 years post-op.

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Re: Does it matter how long you stay pumped up?

Postby trlewis35 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:28 pm

I think it’s both that helps just my thought on the subject though. My doctors nurses said not to leave him pumped up more than 4-6 hours.
51yo type 1 diabetic 24 years ed issues started at about 45 pills only help a little now I use a vacuum pump to get erect enough for sex married 27 years. Implanted 7-24-19 with AMS 700 MS by Dr. Aaron C. Lentz

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Re: Does it matter how long you stay pumped up?

Postby TallMark » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:08 am

Hi Everyone!
I’m now at 5 weeks post-op and had an AMS 700 CX installed on Oct 18th. I suffered from Peyronies with a 90 degree bend to the left and ED for over three years. My surgeon was Dr Kadee Thompson and she left me at 60% inflated until the first post surgery checkup at three weeks when she inflated me to 100%, then complete deflation. It was very painful, yet she advised this was necessary for proper healing and I should cycle to 100% at least twice daily and leave it as long as possible, even overnight. I’ve been doing exactly as she advised and the pain from 100% inflation is slowly subsiding as I enter the sixth week. My surgical site is just about healed and I have become very familiar with the feel of the bulb and the deflation valve which is a bit easier as swelling has gone down. The things Dr Thompson stressed were to get familiar with the device, cycle as often as possible, and have patience with the healing process.
62, 90 degree (left) Peyronies, ED 5 years, AMS 700CX 16cm/1.5cm RTE’s, penoscrotal with modeling by Dr Kaydee Thompson, Sacto Sutter Urology 10/18/2019. Lost 2” from PD~doctor said I should recover some length and straighten as I heal over the next year.

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Re: Does it matter how long you stay pumped up?

Postby Greg1956 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:33 am

Penile Implant discussions aren’t amazing. There is such different protocols, depending on the surgeon and it seems many of the ideas that contradict each other work.

First, on the subject of cycling. From what I know it serves two purposes. One is to keep the device functional and to loosen the pump early on it make it easier to use for the duration. The other is to stretch the penis to help you achieve your maximum potential. In my case I had lost length from Prostatectomy surgery and Peyronies and through cycling twice a day most days for an hour at 100% inflation I gained it back. I don’t believe less that 100% inflation will help. Think of a trash bag. When it seems full you can still put more stuff in it and eventually it stretches to accommodate everything you out in it. But it takes that extra push to do it.

The thing my surgeon warned me about that varies from another comment here is leaving it pumped up for hours, or even overnight. His advice to me was leave it up for sex as long as you are wanting an erection, but keep it deflated most of the time to prevent erosion on the inside of the glans. One of the big downsides of the one piece malleable implants are the constant pressure they put on the glans and some men who had them have had them removed due to the erosion. So leaving a 2 or 3 piece implant fully inflated overnight is more apt to cause that issue.

I am not suggesting what my surgeon said is correct and the other advice is incorrect. I just error on the side of caution so I am not inviting issues.
I am 64 and had ED from a VL. Implanted by Dr. Ronald Anglade in Atlanta on 9/18/17. I have an AMS700LGX 21 cm via a Penoscrotal incision. Very happy with results. 6" soft and 6 3/4” x 5 5/8” hard.

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Re: Does it matter how long you stay pumped up?

Postby oneperson » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:12 pm

There are things I cannot understand. First: what is exactly 100% pumped? I can pump 20 times before the pump becomes hard to press. Then, I can pump another 3-4 times by applying strength, and I am completely sure that, if I press with more strenght, I could get 2 or 3 pumps more. But if I put 2-3 times after the pump becomes hard to press, the pain in the tip of my pennis is impossible to bear more than five minutes. And I can tell you that I am able to bear much, much pain. Cannot even imagine how could I bear pain 'inflated to 100%' more than one second.

I think 100% fully pumped varies as time passes. In the first months, maybe 100% pumped means 20 good pumps, by the end of first year, 25, and after 2 years, 30, because of streching. But the 30 pumps were available from the begining, it is just that is impossible to bear the pain it produces.
Implanted September 12nd 2019. Coloplast Titan OTR 20 cm + 1 cm RTE. Dr Cruz (Spain). Liver transplanted. Born in 1967. ED since 24 in different degrees. Pills stopped working in March 2019. Injections caused much pain.

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