PRIAPUS SHOT (P-SHOT®) FOR MEN'S SEXUAL HEALTH
Midland, Michigan specialist Dr. Gaye Gorman, D.O., uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) to help improve men’s sexual health. If you are interested in learning more about the P-Shot®, call Phoenix Medicine to schedule a consultation, or continue reading to learn more about the power of the P-Shot®.
WHAT IS A P-SHOT®?
In the United States, over 30 million men experience some form of sexual dysfunction. These issues include erectile dysfunction (ED), loss of sexual desire, and ejaculation disorders. Conditions such as Peyronie’s Disease also greatly impact a man’s ability to enjoy sexual activity. Peyronie’s occurs when scar tissue builds up in the penis, causing extreme curvature of the penis during an erection. Peyronie’s can also cause significant pain.
Of all the difficulties that can impact a man’s sex life, ED is the most common and well-known. ED occurs when a man finds it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection for sexual activity. Problems with blood flow, nerve supply, and hormones can all lead to erectile dysfunction.
Traditionally, ED and other sexual dysfunction treatments have included primarily pharmaceutical options. Although doctors prescribe medications such as Viagra and Cialis at high rates, the drugs do carry the risk of significant side effects. Many men undergoing pharmaceutical treatment experience back pain, memory loss, dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea.
But now there is help in the form of a new procedure that uses a patient’s own blood supply to increase sexual satisfaction and performance, without the reactions and side effects from medications.
A Priapus Shot, or P-Shot, is an injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the penis.
PRP encourages the growth of new blood vessels to increase blood flow in the area around the injection site. Additionally, the growth factor proteins in platelets cause tissue to grow and rejuvenate, making PRP penile injections ideal for improving sexual performance.
FIRST, SOME ANATOMY
Running on either side of the penis are columns called the corpus cavernosa. Translated as “cavernous bodies,” the corpus cavernosa consist of spongy tissue and the cavernosal arteries.
When the brain sends impulses to the cavernosal nerves, muscles in the penis relax to make room for blood to flow in, allowing for an erection. Once the corpus cavernosa fill with blood, muscles contract to put pressure on the arteries so the blood will not flow back out immediately, allowing the penis to remain erect until ejaculation.
If there is any disruption or interference in this process, either in the nerves or tissues, sexual dysfunction can result.
HOW IS A P-SHOT® ADMINISTERED?
A P-Shot is a relatively simple procedure that starts with collecting a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm. The doctor uses a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma for injection.
During the treatment, the physician first uses lidocaine cream to numb the injection site. The doctor then injects PRP into the penis’ corpus cavernosum and glans. Some doctors then apply a pump to the penis for up to 15 minutes to complete the treatment.
The P-Shot treatment works to restore the health of the tissues and the nerves to address the possible causes of sexual dysfunction. As the corpus cavernosa tissues and nerves regain health and vitality, so does a man’s sex life.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE P-SHOT®?
Patients require very little aftercare following the P-shot. Patients should treat the area gently for 48 hours after the procedure. At that point, sexual activity can return to normal, unless otherwise directed by the physician.
PRP penile injections are very safe. Mild side effects may include redness, swelling and tenderness.
More severe side effects are rare and may include the following:
- Nerve and tissue damage
- Minor injection site pain
DOES THE P-SHOT® WORK?
Most of the patients who have had the procedure report a return to increased sexual function. In some cases, patients report an increase in the length and girth of the penis.
Please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gorman for a treatment guide tailored specifically for each patient.
Please note PRP Treatments are not covered by insurance at Phoenix Medicine.
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