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Who should not use a vacuum constriction device to treat erectile dysfunction?

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Vacuum constriction devices should not be used by men who may have a significant congenital bleeding disorder or a disorder that predisposes them to a condition called priapism (a prolonged, sometime painful erection lasting over several hours). Examples include sickle cell anemia, some forms of leukemia, and other blood conditions.

Vacuum constriction devices may be difficult to use in obese men because of fatty tissue in the lower abdomen. It's important to get a good seal against the skin.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017
Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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