Is a Penis Ultrasound Effective?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Feb 21, 2016 10:03:33 AM

 

A penis ultrasound (or penile ultrasound) uses the change in wave frequency to register blood flow, signs of vascular disease, and any scarring at the base of the penis.  Abnormal blood flow into, or out of the penis is one cause of erectile dysfunction.  Although there are some limitations (described below) it can be a great diagnostic for patients suffering from ED.  By measuring the blood velocities, it helps identify if:

  • Blood Velocity Into Penis - If you have sufficient blood velocities going into the penis this can indicate healthy blood flow and rule out some physical causes of ED. If the velocities are low, it may indicate that there are blockages in the penile arteries that are preventing adequate blood flow. The only way to know for sure that it is blockages, and where they are located, is to do a angiogram to locate them.
  • Blood Velocity Out of Penis - If you have an excessively high velocity of blood flowing out of the penis, this may indicate a venous leakage. If this is the case, a penile pump or a penile ring may be an effective treatment option for you as it constricts the blood vessels causing blood to stay in the penis.  
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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction, Erectile Dysfunction Treatment, Penile Ultrasound

What is a Penile Ultrasound?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Feb 21, 2016 10:03:07 AM

 

A penile ultrasound can be used to diagnose erectile dysfunction.

When trying to identify a blockage in an artery, a penile ultrasound maybe used. Blood flow in and out of the penis is measured in flaccid and erect state. A compound is injected into the penis that causes an erection. The penis ultrasound uses the change in wave frequency which occurs from motion, such as red blood cells passing through, to register blood flow, signs of vascular disease (atherosclerosis), and any scarring at the base of the penis.  A clear water based gel is applied to the skin to help transmit sound waves. Ultrasound makes use of sound waves so there is no risk of ionizing radiation.

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction, Penile Ultrasound

What should I do after having a Penile Doppler Ultrasound?

Posted by Men's Health Restoration Team on Feb 20, 2016 2:56:37 PM

 

If you've had a penile Doppler ultrasound (or a penis ultrasound) and the test results indicated that you have abnormal or normal blood flow, there are a few steps you can take.  First, if your blood inflow was irregular, recognize that your ED is likely caused by artery blockage in your pelvic arteries.  These blockages restrict blood flow, resulting in not enough blood reaching your penis to sustain an erection sufficient enough for sex.  The penile Doppler ultrasound only told you that you have abnormal inflow blood flow, but not where the blockage is located. A more advanced procedure (angiogram) is necessary to identify and remove the blockages (angioplasty). Other problems may be outflow or no flow issues.

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Topics: Erectile Dysfunction, Penile Ultrasound

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