These include: An injection may sound off-putting but many men find it isn’t that bad and doesn’t hurt.
The vacuum pump can be an effective way to get an erection hard enough for penetration.
It may also help maintain the length and thickness of the penis if used regularly and soon after surgery.
You use an applicator to insert the pellet or cream into the opening or ‘eye’ of the penis.
With the pellet, it helps if your urethra, which is the tube you urinate through, is already moist, so urinate first.
Prostate cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life.
We describe the treatment and support that is available, and ways for you to work through any problems.With the cream, you or your partner can rub in any cream that's left on the tip and massage your penis to help it absorb the drug.If the pellet works you should get an erection within 5-10 minutes which lasts for up to an hour. You use a pump and a plastic cylinder to create a vacuum which makes the blood flow into your penis. After using the pump to get an erection, you slip a constriction ring from the end of the cylinder around the base of your penis.If you have a heart problem or take nitrates ask your doctor or specialist about other ways to treat erection problems.Erection problems can also be treated with drugs using an injection that you give yourself.Anything that interferes with your nerves, blood supply or desire for sex (libido) can make it difficult to get or keep an erection.