Mr Thyer offers specialist management of prostate cancer.
Mr Thyer has a special interest in robotic and laparoscopic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer but also performs surgery for many other urological conditions.
Intracavernosal injections involve injecting a small volume of a vasodilator medication into the spongy tissue of the penis. The medication causes dilation of the penile arteries and tissue resulting in an increase blood flow to the penis. The medication should work within a few minutes and the erection should last for 30-60 minutes.
The medication can be kept in the fridge for 3 months. Adequate dosage will take time to ascertain, you will be given a test dose in rooms, you can then increase the dose by 2 units at a time until an adequate response is established.
You must rotate the injection site and should not inject more than once every second day. In the event the medication does not work, you should never give yourself a ‘top up dose’.
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