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Penile Self-Injection: Notes and Precautions Autoinyecci³n en el pene: Notas y precauciones

Penile Self-Injection: Notes and Precautions

Penile self-injection is a simple technique that may improve your sex life. Some men even find that self-injection leads to an increase in natural erections. If you have questions or concerns about self-injection or erectile dysfunction (ED), talk to your healthcare provider. The information on this sheet will help you get the best results.

Notes About Penile Self-Injection

  • You may feel a mild burning during injection. This is okay. But if you feel pressure or severe pain, stop the injection. There may be a problem with the injection site.

  • Only inject the medication on the side of your penis. It may not work if injected elsewhere.

  • To prevent scarring, inject in a different spot each time.

  • Don't use this treatment if you have a bleeding disorder or any risk of infection.

  • Get medical help right away if your erection lasts longer than 3-4 hours.

Work with Your Doctor

Ask how often you can safely repeat injections, as well as any other questions you have. You and your healthcare provider will talk about follow-up exams and how to get supplies. If the medication doesn't work or stops working over time, tell your healthcare provider.

Call Your Doctor If You Have:

  • An erection that lasts longer than 3-4  hours

  • Bleeding or bruising

  • Severe pain

  • Scarring or curvature of the penis


Date Last Reviewed: 2007-11-12T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2007-11-12T00:00:00-07:00


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