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Injection Therapy for the Treatment of ED

Injection therapy requires the man to use a small needle to inject medication directly into the penis. The medicine relaxes the blood vessels and allows for increased blood flow into the penis, creating an erection. Injections are effective, fast-acting treatments because the medicine is delivered directly into the penis.

The needle used is very fine, so pain from the injection site is usually minimal. It is very important that you receive these injections by a trained urologist. Penile injections not administered under the supervision of a urologist or other trained medical professional can result in serious side effects in some men. Most insurance plans will cover the cost of these injections when you are under the care of a urologist.

Advantages:
  • Erection occurs in five to 20 minutes following injection and lasts up to one hour
  • Can be used anytime
  • Erection feels natural
  • No surgery necessary
Disadvantages and Side Effects:
  • Can be costly if not covered by insurance
  • May cause bleeding and scarring at the injection site
  • Can cause painful erections that last longer than two hours
  • Lack of spontaneity
  • May require surgery if erection is prolonged
  • 75 percent of men stop using injections after one year
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Appointments & Information

*If this is an emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Please provide your email address and phone number and a Tennessee Urology representative will contact you shortly to assist with your question or issue.

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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