FOLD

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GOLD HORSE
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FOLD

Postby GOLD HORSE » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:16 pm

Is anything I can do to fix the fold when I deflated?.
I feel the fold and it bather me.

tomas1
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Re: FOLD

Postby tomas1 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:39 pm

If you're in a place where it won't show, you can put several pumps in to smooth it out.
I do, but only at home.
81 years
Inject testosterone weekly.
Got implant on 1/22/19 by Dr Avila.
Scrotal, horizontal incision just over 1"
18cm AMS 700 CX, 3.5cm RTE 100cc reservoir
Diagnosed with Gleason 6 prostate cancer. Monitoring it for now.

GOLD HORSE
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Re: FOLD

Postby GOLD HORSE » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:56 pm

yes, I ask my Dr about that, he said but he does not like the Idea of partially pump.

Lost Sheep
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Re: FOLD

Postby Lost Sheep » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:02 pm

GOLD HORSE wrote:yes, I ask my Dr about that, he said but he does not like the Idea of partially pump.

Did he say why? There are (to my mind) several possible answers, some persuasive, and some less than.

Potential for encapsulation of the reservoir (if a recent implant, mostly)
Compression of the penile tissues internally or externally (compelling if the compression is extreme)
others?

I always ask, "Why". Sometimes it irritates people.

If it irritated my Doctor (or any professional having me as a client) I would do my best to find another, one who respects me.
Last edited by Lost Sheep on Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Lost Sheep
AMS LGX 18+3 Nov 6, 2017 Dr Shaw.
READ OLD THREADS to ask better questions and better understand answers.
Make yourself part of your medical team.
Document your current penile size: photos and written records.
Pre-op V.E.D. therapy helps.

Waynetho
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Re: FOLD

Postby Waynetho » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:09 pm

Initially, partial pumping for a fuller deflated result is bad due to the possibility of the pseudocapsule forming around the reservoir while it's underfilled. If one never fully deflates the implant and the pseudocapsule forms, one will *NEVER* be able to fully deflate again.

I'm not sure if there's always a threat of formation even after the healing is done or not. That's the only reason I can see for not keeping a couple of pumps in all the time.
58 yo, married 38 yrs. Urolift (x4) 8/12/19. AMS 700CX 15cm (no RTE) penoscrotal 10/28/19 Dr. Mark Allen, Frisco, TX. PD 1995/ED 2011. Cialis helped but hinged. (1995)L:6/G:5.5+, (2019)Pre-op L:5/G:4.5, (2/2020)L:6.0/G:5.0

SW0110
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Location: Central Kentucky

Re: FOLD

Postby SW0110 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:29 pm

Each month they get better. Softer and softer.
18 cm plus 1 rte titan installed March 2019. Revision March 2020 by Dr. Andrew Todd, Richmond KY. He replaced the titan with an AMS 700 LGX 18 cm cylinder plus 2 rte for 20 cm total length.

oldbeek
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Re: FOLD

Postby oldbeek » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:04 am

Waynetho wrote:Initially, partial pumping for a fuller deflated result is bad due to the possibility of the pseudocapsule forming around the reservoir while it's underfilled. If one never fully deflates the implant and the pseudocapsule forms, one will *NEVER* be able to fully deflate again.

I'm not sure if there's always a threat of formation even after the healing is done or not. That's the only reason I can see for not keeping a couple of pumps in all the time.
I was 80-90% inflated for the full 4 weeks after the operation. My reservoir is only a 65cc, but I have no problem with auto inflation. I can squeeze the implant dry and have zero auto fill even when doing crunches.
78, good health, RP 7-2017, all nerves taken , PSA 0.05, 4-18,, .08 11/18,.07 1/19,.05 4/19, .06 2/20 Pain with trimix, implant 4-18, Infra-pubic, AMS lgx 15 cm with 5cm rte. Implant at USC Keck. Dr Boyd and Dr Loh Doyle 6 x 4.5

Waynetho
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Re: FOLD

Postby Waynetho » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:32 am

As I understand it, the pseudocapsule doesn't form right away and may take months to form. The fact that it's unpredictable in its formation is why it's a risky practice to partially inflate full time until it's certain that it's already formed... It's totally possible to get lucky and have it form while the reservoir was sufficiently full most of the time to allow the full capacity after formation.
58 yo, married 38 yrs. Urolift (x4) 8/12/19. AMS 700CX 15cm (no RTE) penoscrotal 10/28/19 Dr. Mark Allen, Frisco, TX. PD 1995/ED 2011. Cialis helped but hinged. (1995)L:6/G:5.5+, (2019)Pre-op L:5/G:4.5, (2/2020)L:6.0/G:5.0

Agfa13
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Re: FOLD

Postby Agfa13 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:52 am

With my luck, I will probably get infected again, lol.
Does it matter if you are a grower or a shower?

tomas1
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Re: FOLD

Postby tomas1 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:14 am

I never suggested keep it partially inflated all the time.
81 years
Inject testosterone weekly.
Got implant on 1/22/19 by Dr Avila.
Scrotal, horizontal incision just over 1"
18cm AMS 700 CX, 3.5cm RTE 100cc reservoir
Diagnosed with Gleason 6 prostate cancer. Monitoring it for now.


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