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    Surgery continued...

    The following may also happen:

    • It may auto inflate.
    • The device may break down.
    • The pump may shift.

    Implants also make it more difficult to do surgery for an enlarged prostate, bladder cancer, or other urological conditions.

    Vascular reconstruction surgery can:

    • Repair blood vessel blockages to improve blood flow to the penis
    • Block veins to prevent blood from leaking out of the penis

    Blood vessel repair is best for men with a small blockage. It usually doesn’t work well for men who have more widespread blockages.

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    Reviewed by Stuart Bergman, MD on September 12, 2015
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