Implant failure

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ocitgo
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Implant failure

Postby ocitgo » Tue May 21, 2019 5:06 am

My Implant failed last evening after a successful session with my wife. It would not inflate afterwards. I have an appointment this week with my urologist.
ocitgo (Bob F), Bremerton, WA
Implanted 11/13/2017 AMS 700LGX 15 cm, leak, 3 cm rear tip
Implanted 06/17/2019 AMS 700LGX 18 cm, 1.5 cm rear tip

oldbeek
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Re: Implant failure

Postby oldbeek » Tue May 21, 2019 2:11 pm

Sorry to hear this. Scarry! less then 2 years old. Hang in there buddy.
77, good health, RP 7-2017, all nerves taken , PSA 0.05, 4-18,, .08 11/18,.07 1/19,.05 4/19, Pain with trimix, implant 4-18, Infra-pubic, AMS lgx 15 cm with 5cm rte. Implant at USC Keck. Dr Boyd

Gt1956
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Re: Implant failure

Postby Gt1956 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:01 pm

My guess it's the pump. Nothing complicated in the cylinders. IMHO, it should be easy going. Best of luck.
63 HBP at 40 high triglycerides at 45 Type 2 at 60

Lost Sheep
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Re: Implant failure

Postby Lost Sheep » Tue May 21, 2019 3:31 pm

With any luck it is a stuck valve.

When you attempt to pump up, does it feel normal? That is, squeeze against resistance once or twice and get a sudden collapse of the pump bulb (often described as a "pop" or "giving")? followed by easy compressions that get gradually more resistant?

If abnormal, what are the differences?

The AMS Patient Liaison may be able to help just over the phone. This is one of the things they are there for.
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.
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ocitgo
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Re: Implant failure

Postby ocitgo » Fri May 24, 2019 4:58 am

I had it checked out yesterday. Plans are in process to have it replaced..
ocitgo (Bob F), Bremerton, WA
Implanted 11/13/2017 AMS 700LGX 15 cm, leak, 3 cm rear tip
Implanted 06/17/2019 AMS 700LGX 18 cm, 1.5 cm rear tip

LMCatman
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Re: Implant failure

Postby LMCatman » Sun May 26, 2019 6:30 pm

I've had 2 revisions..... They heal much quicker.... Good luck man!
On my third Titan. 68 Years old. Radical Prostatectomy Oct 2010, No erections after, Botched Titan implant April, 2013, Successful Titan revision, April , 2014 by Dr. Paul Perito, Miami...Titan failure Feb 2017...revision by Dr Perito March 1st, 2017

backup2014
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Re: Implant failure

Postby backup2014 » Sun May 26, 2019 7:35 pm

My second one is 2 cm larger and works great. Still a pain to have to go through all that again. God speed my friend.
67, Married to my childhood sweetheart, semi retired. Implant Dec 2014 Dr. Dean Knoll Nashville TN, RPS March 2014. Implant failure July 2017 Revision Oct 2017, First Implant AMS 700 LGX 19CM, Revision AMS 700 MS 21CM.

ocitgo
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Re: Implant failure

Postby ocitgo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:12 pm

My redo is getting close. June 10th or a week latter. My doctor has a rep too. It is a lady so that interesting. Thanks for the support.
ocitgo (Bob F), Bremerton, WA
Implanted 11/13/2017 AMS 700LGX 15 cm, leak, 3 cm rear tip
Implanted 06/17/2019 AMS 700LGX 18 cm, 1.5 cm rear tip

thereishope
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Re: Implant failure

Postby thereishope » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:56 pm

ocitgo: sucks that it failed so soon. Hopefully this one will last years! Did your doctor mention the possibility of you having a bigger implant on the revision?

RayChez
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Re: Implant failure

Postby RayChez » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:19 am

I am almost positive it is the MS pump even though my surgeon told me it was not the pump, but could not give me a reason why the bulb on the pump would stay collapsed. That revision only lasted, I believe it was twenty months. I went into surgery thinking they were just going to change out the pump, but turned out he also changed the reservoir, redirected one of the one cylinder and pulled them both about half an inch into the gland, changed the rte's. But over all I am impressed how fast I recovered from this third revision. After twenty some days, the incision was all healed up and the doctor gave me the green light to used it. I was shocked when he said that since I had not even cycled after the surgery. I still did not have any sex for a couple of more weeks, wanted to make sure everything was ready. There was still some sensitive area's. But now I feel completely bionic, with full length and bigger girth. So I am sure you will recover faster on the revision, and if they just change the pump, recover should be a matter of the incision healing. Probably about three to four weeks. Good luck!
age: 75 First implant around 2001, 59 at the time. AMS 700 Ultrex
revision Dec 2016. 2ND implant 21CM, 1rte AMS 700 LGX MS pump


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