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Penile Implant for Erection Problems

Picture of a penile implant

With one type of penile implant, the man gets an erection by pumping the implant full of salt water stored in a reservoir in his lower abdomen. A release valve in the scrotum drains the saline out of the cylinders and back into the reservoir.

Current as of:
February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Christopher G. Wood MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology