Vacuum Erection Pump

A vacuum erection pump is also known as a penis pump. It is one of the treatment options used to maintain an erection for sex. A penis pump contains a plastic tube that remains fitted over the penis, a handle attached to the tube, and a band fitted to the base of the penis once it gets an erection. The common side effects are pain, bluish-colored skin, petechiae, and a feeling of having trapped semen.

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Are there any devices available to straighten bent or hourglass-shaped penis?

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with Peyronie's disease. My penis is hourglass-shaped with a slight bend. I was suggested to take vitamin D and a pamphlet to purchase the "SomaTherapy-ED vacuum erection devise." After doing my online research, I found that the device is used only for erection. My quest...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hourglass deformity from Peyronie’s disease needs a step-by-step management from a proper centre of treatment. It needs treatment starting from collagenase injections to vacuum devices to shockwave therapy and finally surgery. Your deformity is not much, and injection...  Read Full »

What is a jelqing exercise, and why is it done?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, and I have a small penis about 7 cm without an erection, but erected is like 17 cm. When erected, my foreskin will not go back enough, so my whole head is exposed, and I heard that this is called phimosis. I need your help. I am scared to tell my family because ...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many researchers say that the average length of a flaccid penis is 3.61 inches, while the average size of an erect penis is 5.16 inches. Few studies recommend flaccid penis length of fewer than 1.6 inches or an erect penis of fewer than 3 inches to be considered ...  Read Full »

I suffer from erectile dysfunction. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having erectile dysfunction problem. My age is 50. I am currently taking regular high blood pressure medicine. Also, I had angioplasty last year. What are the possible treatment options available for erectile dysfunction?  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following treatment options are available for erectile dysfunction. Use vacuum pump. Penile oil. Penile platelet-rich plasma injection. Low-energy shock wave therapy. Acupuncture therapy. Hydrotherapy. Penile massage therapy. Venous ligation surgery. Tablets. Penile i...  Read Full »

How to increase penis size?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis is small in both length and girth. It not even measures 4 inches. I just need to know is there anything I can do to make it normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. You have not mentioned whether your 4 inches size is on erection or in flaccid state. There is no medically proven treatment to increase penis size. It cannot be increased unless you have hormonal problems. Size of penis varies fro...  Read Full »

Can penile pump cause penis numbness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using a penile pump under the direction of a urologist. Over a period of each of five days, I think I had overstretched the penis and now have a loss of sensitivity and soreness with no erection. Do you know if it will and how long it may take to recover sensation and remove the s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A penile pump is a form of physical or mechanical treatment. Have you tried oral PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitors like Viagra (Sildenafil)? It is not advisable to use a penile pump for long durations as any form of physical treatment is bound to cause som...  Read Full »

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