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Penile shrinkage due to multiple back surgeries and sever infections?

Ok i know for most they say get over it, but id like an answer if im wrong. Before surgeries, i was 6 to 6.5. I had a microdescetemy with sever staff infection, and dural tear. Next was a full lameneticmy on my l4 l5 and s1 as they needed to repair the tear. My final surgery was a full cleanout. After the first surgery i was having ed issues and now ive noticed im shorter and not as hard without viagra. Can this happen???



  • LizLiz Posts: 9,612

    Hello farmerbrowne 

    Welcome to Spine Health

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    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Who prescribed the Viagra? A urologist? Maybe you can talk to your doctor and adjust the dose or maybe there’s a newer, better similar medication on the market these days.

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  • Back surgery can lead to ED.  Unfortunately, it did for me as well.  My urologist feels it was from the frontal approach (had an ALIF) where something was moved that didn't like being moved.  I've tried the ED medications with not much success.  My doctor switched me over to injections using a combination of meds and named "Bimix".  There is also a med called, "Trimix" if the Bimix doesn't work.

    When I say injection, it's not in your arm!  You must give yourself an injection in the penis right before you plan to be intimate with your spouse.  Just the thought of doing that scared the bejesus out of me.  But, I did it and it really does not hurt at all.  Plus, the medication "works" for a long time!  You do have to be careful because if you inject too much, you will get a priapism lasting over four hours which is not a good thing at all!  I would suggest that you speak with your urologist about this to see if it may be an option for you.

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
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