Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which it becomes difficult for a man to get or maintain an erection. ED can be treated in many ways, such as lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, medication, or surgical procedures. Apart from this, penile injection therapy is also used in some cases, which is also known as intracavernosal injection therapy.

Penile injections can be done by yourself at home. This helps in treating ED by improving the blood flow in the male penis. This injection helps the man to maintain an erection in the penis.

Today in this article you will know how injection therapy is beneficial for erectile dysfunction -

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  1. What is erectile dysfunction injection?
  2. How do ED injections work?
  3. Where is this injection given?
  4. Does ED injection painful?
  5. What is the cost of ED injection?
  6. Side effects and risks of ED injection
  7. Takeaway
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Erectile dysfunction injections are injected around the central point of the penis. Due to this, the effect of the medicine becomes faster. This medicine helps in increasing the blood flow to the penis and an erection can be achieved within about 5 to 15 minutes after the injection. It is considered to be the fastest among the options to treat erectile dysfunction.

It is scientifically believed that after taking a drug like Viagra, it takes 30 to 60 minutes for its effect to start, whereas injection therapy can start showing effect in 5 minutes. Doctors mainly prescribe 3 injectable medicines for erectile dysfunction -

Some patients have also been prescribed Trimix, which is a combination of alprostadil, phentolamine, and papaverine.

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The drug injected into the penis works by relaxing the muscles present on the walls of the blood vessels, due to which they expand and the blood flow in the penis becomes better. Experts say that injectable therapy can induce an erection in the penis even without sexual stimulation, whereas oral drugs like Viagra require sexual stimulation to produce an erection.

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This injection is given on the left or right side of the shaft in the center of the penis instead of the top or base. Although this injection can be done at home itself, at the beginning it is applied by the doctor himself and the patient is given training about how to apply it.

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The patient may feel a slight prick while injecting, but usually, the medicine does not cause any pain in the penis. There may be slight pain while taking alprostadil alone. If this happens, the patient should immediately contact a doctor.

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The cost of this injection may vary depending on the type of medicine, clinic, city, and state. Therefore, before getting this injection, the patient must ask about the cost of each dose.

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ED injections are not completely safe. By applying it, the following types of damage or risk can be faced -

  • Like any other injection, there is a risk of bleeding or wounding, but if it is applied carefully and follows the instructions of the doctor, then these problems can be avoided.
  • In some rare cases, a condition like priapism may also be encountered. Due to priapism, there is an unusual and untimely erection in the penis of a man, which remains for a long time.
  • Applying an ice pack on the penis can be of some benefit when there is priapism. In addition, taking a decongestant containing phenylephrine can also help. If the erection lasts for more than 4 hours, a doctor should be contacted immediately.
  • Similarly, if there is pain or bleeding for a long time, a doctor should be checked without delay.

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ED injection therapy has been considered a safe way to bring erection to the penis in case of erectile dysfunction. It is necessary to consult a doctor before taking it. Only after seeing the condition of the patient, the doctor decides whether the patient needs an injection or whether medicine alone can work. Along with this, in the beginning, only the doctor injects and later also gives tips to the patient for self-injection. On the other hand, if the erection lasts for more than 4 hours after injection, then a doctor's checkup should be done without delay.

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