Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

The final frontier. Deciding when, if and how.

Moderator: DaveKell

edwardl007
Posts: 107
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:32 pm

Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby edwardl007 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:01 pm

I am just starting my research. If I use a VED I can pump it up to maybe 5.5 - 5.75 inches fairly comfortably. How does a stretch test compare? I have not located info on how they do it before the operation to get an idea of your size.
68 years old; ED for 30 years; implanted by Dr Kramer on August 27, 2019; 18 cm with 1 cm RTE

ED2013
Posts: 1171
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:15 pm

Re: Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby ED2013 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:28 pm

Ved is usually larger than a natural erection or stretch. For the stretch test just pull your flaccid penis straight as far as it will go and measure. Some docs do that, others will give you an injection to estimate size. It’s just an estimate as the surgeon will measure inside your corpora during surgery to see what size device to use.
Ams 700 cx. Dr Karpman.

Larry10625

Re: Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby Larry10625 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:55 pm

edwardl007 wrote:I am just starting my research. If I use a VED I can pump it up to maybe 5.5 - 5.75 inches fairly comfortably. How does a stretch test compare? I have not located info on how they do it before the operation to get an idea of your size.



While I do not know the pressure, Dr. Perito said that you are to pump it up so that it is comfortable but the next pump will be uncomfortable. I hope this helps :)

Larry

edwardl007
Posts: 107
Joined: Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:32 pm

Re: Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby edwardl007 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:56 am

gee.. since i do not think I am too much below average, then most guys getting an implant are no more than 4 inches? Is that the average size for implanted guys?

Does girth tend to be bigger than pre-implant?
68 years old; ED for 30 years; implanted by Dr Kramer on August 27, 2019; 18 cm with 1 cm RTE

smphead
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:51 am

Re: Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby smphead » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:19 am

ED2013 wrote:Ved is usually larger than a natural erection or stretch. For the stretch test just pull your flaccid penis straight as far as it will go and measure. Some docs do that, others will give you an injection to estimate size. It’s just an estimate as the surgeon will measure inside your corpora during surgery to see what size device to use.


When i'm in a 'stressed', state like i will when i go into the surgery i'm about about two inch shorter then fully relaxed.

So at the surgery-table they probably meaaure inside my little, stressed, corpora that will end in a small device?
40 y/o male Netherlands. ED due Propecia use. Currently using cialis.
Thinking about Penile Implant.

ED2013
Posts: 1171
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:15 pm

Re: Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby ED2013 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:18 am

You should keep the size you have barring any scarring and or peyronies. This is assuming the surgery is done right. Find a good surgeon and communicate all your concerns with him. It’s a good idea to write down all your questions and concerns so you don’t leave anything out.
Ams 700 cx. Dr Karpman.

Lost Sheep
Posts: 2649
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:16 pm

Re: Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby Lost Sheep » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:44 pm

edwardl007 wrote:I am just starting my research. If I use a VED I can pump it up to maybe 5.5 - 5.75 inches fairly comfortably. How does a stretch test compare? I have not located info on how they do it before the operation to get an idea of your size.

When I pumped up prior to my implant, I could get nearly an inch more length (easy to see through the clear vacuum tube) and a lot more girth (impossible to measure inside the vacuum tube, but clearly visible) than I could with a "natural" (oral medication-induced, and with a LOT of stimulation) erection.

Not sure how that compares to stretching my penis.

With my implant, my erection matches my pre-surgery natural erections.

The V.E.D. produced an erection significantly larger in length and girth than my best (even in my prime) natural erection. That is, the erection INSIDE the vacuum was larger.

When removing the vacuum tube and using the constriction ring as the instructions specify, the erection was only slightly larger than a natural erection.

I used the V.E.D. for (attempts at) sex only twice. My purpose for the V.E.D. was solely to retain/restore elasticity and size while I waited for authorization for and to find a surgeon for an implant.

p.s. Thanks to purcelldds for rigorous measurement numbers. I considered apologizing for not having firm numbers (no pun intended) but I did not consider MY numbers to be complete enough to be as useful as my general observations. Purcelldds' figures, being so complete, are admirably probative.
Last edited by Lost Sheep on Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:42 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.

purcelldds
Posts: 67
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:27 pm

Re: Is pumping up the equivalent of a stretch test?

Postby purcelldds » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:42 pm

I would concur that the VED creates a larger than natural erection and probably isn't a realistic expectation of the measurement you will have after an implant. In my case I have some real numbers. Pre-op my max stretch with a VED was 6 5/8th inches, if I immediately put on a ring I had a girth mid shaft at 5 1/2 inches. I only got this measurement once as it usually was at 6 1/2. This was with VED and stimulation with porn etc. This was not the same as I would be with a natural erection during sex, not even close. Without VED and with porn/masturbation I could get an erection to 6 1/2 inches with 5 1/4 girth. Erection not that firm and required a little "stretch" to get to 6 1/2 inches. During normal sex, I'm sure I wasn't really close to either of these scenarios.

When I saw Dr Eid he did a flaccid stretch test and injection and both came out to exactly 6 inches length and 5 inches girth. This was with zero stimulation, after just having gone through a painful scope a few minutes prior. My dick was in no mood to come out and play. I told him I normally get 6.5 length by 5 to 5.5 girth. He said I'd probably get a 20 +1 implant but maybe he could fit a 22 cm. Also, for what its worth, Dr Eid uses spinal anesthesia which relaxes the sympathetic nervous system so that he will get maximum stretch of your penis on the operating table. The pre-op measurements are just part of the process but not all of it.

He ended up putting in a straight 22 cm and said he was happy with that. Post op, after starting cycling I measured at one week. I was exactly 6 in length and 5 inches girth. Again, this is with no engorgement or stimulation so there may yet be factors such as residual glans/urethral encouragement that will ultimately bring me near my "natural" 6.5 x 5.5.

Hopefully, this all makes sense and is helpful. Regardless of an additional half inch here or there, I must say this erection is the hardest, straightest, firmest erection I've ever had. There have been a couple of members here that diligently cycled the Titan over time and regained and exceeded pre-op length. Time will tell. The key is good communication and a good doctor.
51 years old, fit, healthy, married. Mild to mod ED 3 years. Peyronies for one year, history of trauma/penile fracture. Pills no longer working well. Implanted by Dr Eid with a 22cm Titan on 12/19/2018. Started cycling day 4. Sex on day 24.


Return to “Implants”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Genesis, ocitgo, SpiritWhirl and 19 guests