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Bengel
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Joined: Feb 2007

I am ready to use the device and I do not know how to use it. I can't see my Dr for 3 weeks. Anybody have one?

Orcountryboy
Posts: 8
Joined: May 2007

Bengel,

I have had mine for 5 years. I have the reservour in my scrotum that I squeeze to pump the fluid into the penile tubes. Radiation for prostate cancer 12 years ago did the dirty job. It took a long time for the insurance co. to agree to the implant. (What's New)

What kind do you have and what is your question?

Orcountryboy

Bengel
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2007

I have the AMS700 series http://www.visitams.com/prof_erectile_restoration_product_objectname_prof_male_700_inflatable.html
I can't figure outhow to inflate it. I think there is a valve to turn on or off. How do you pump it up? How do you deflate it?

Orcountryboy
Posts: 8
Joined: May 2007

I was given instructions on how to use mine whan I went back into see the Dr. one week after surg.
Also given a booklet at that time.

Call AMS. Can't believe that the Dr. didn't tell you how to work the damn thing.

jongar
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2008

I had prostate surgery two years ago, and am considering a penile implant. I wish to talk to men who have had the procedure.

jongar
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2008

Hi.. came across your admittedly dated comments on the penile implant..I am a post operative (two years ago) prostate cancer subject, and am considering an implant, after steadily declining erectile function (AMS prosthesis).. am v. interested in discussing effectiveness thereof, surgical experience, etc... any other relevant factors before I go forward... wld appreciate any thoughts...

harvs
Posts: 54
Joined: Jun 2003

You can call AMS directly at 800-328-3881 and they will send you a booklet with everything you need to know. This should have happed automatically when the hospital/doctor registered the serial numbers of your device with AMS.

hywd50
Posts: 5
Joined: Jun 2007

have you tryed other resource like the different
pills or injections

jongar
Posts: 4
Joined: May 2008

considering post-prostatectomy impant, and anxious to discuss same with anyone who has had the procedure... jongar@snet.net

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shipjim
Posts: 130
Joined: Apr 2006

I too would like to hear from someone who has had this as I'm striking out on the sex part of life after surgery.

harvs
Posts: 54
Joined: Jun 2003

I have had both the penile implant and artificial urinary sphincter for about a year now. Very happy with both. Erections are not as big as before, but they last as long as you need.

If you have specific questions or want more detail contact me at harvs@aol.com

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shipjim
Posts: 130
Joined: Apr 2006

How bad was the leakage to put you to the point of surgery?

harvs
Posts: 54
Joined: Jun 2003

I was going thru 6-8 pads a day and had to wear protective underwear over them to protect against leakage when the pads overflowed.

tpelle
Posts: 154
Joined: Aug 2003

harvs: What brand(s) of pads were you using when you used 6-8 per day? In the year or so after open prostatectomy six years ago I was using two light-weight Long's Pads for Men per day. As the drippage got worse over the years I've switched to the heavy-use Depends Pads for Men which absorb/hold a greater volume than the Longs. I'm currently soaking to the hilt three Depends pads per day, dripping whenever I'm standing and now even a bit when I'm sitting. Fortunately there is no drippage while in bed. My urologist considers this mild to moderate leakage and seems to be questioning the need for the AMS 800. Although I'm tired of being wet all the time, I guess I can tolerate my current situation. Appreciate your thoughts.

harvs
Posts: 54
Joined: Jun 2003

I was using the Depends heavy duty pads for men. I would go thru one every hour and a half or so. I had to wear the Depends disposable undergarment over them in case I did not catch it in time to change and they would over flow. I also had to wear the undergarments at night so I didn’t ruin the mattress.

I now wear only one of the Long's pads for men all day and nothing at night. I strongly recommend this device – it totally changed my quality of life.

tpelle
Posts: 154
Joined: Aug 2003

Thanks. I'm glad the AMS 800 worked for you. I'll be seeing my urologist in a week or so for the results of my annual PSA. I'll talked with him again about the artificial sphincter.

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