Penile Implants for Erection Problems
The site of the implant may become infected. The risk of infection is higher in men who have diabetes, spinal cord injuries, or urinary tract infections. If the infection is severe, the implant must be removed.
Sometimes, pain may require removal of the implant.
The most common cause of failure is leakage from the cylinders. Other, less common complications include the following:
- Tissue near the implant may be injured (erosion).
- The implant may break through the skin.
- The implant may break.
- The implant may be positioned incorrectly.
- The implant may be defective and not work.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology