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I have erectile dysfunction. Can I use a penis pump?


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Dr. Preetha. J

Published At November 6, 2020
Reviewed AtJuly 30, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 67 years old with Erectile dysfunction. I have this for some time but would like to know if it would be safe to use a penis pump for ED. It started in the late '40s. I am currently taking Levothyroxine.


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Erectile dysfunction at your age group is mostly caused by long-term illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and secondary to medications like antidepressants or hypertension medications and, last but not least, by hormone imbalances. One more cause is secondary to pelvic surgery or pelvic radiation. Therefore I request you if you could tell me if you have other medical conditions apart from hypothyroidism or previous surgery history or trauma to update me if not all well. Update as well if you are on other medications than Levothyroxine. I request you as well to do a blood test for testosterone. Treatment with vacuum and ring is one of the recognized treatments for ED, and it is effective. Branded pumps, anyone of good quality (branded), will be fine. Other treatments can be medications like Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Intraurethral gel, or Caverject (intracavernosal injections). I hope the above description was helpful. Keep your follow-up, and if you have any more queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind regards.

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