Self Injection Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Self-injection therapy for erectile dysfunction involves injecting medication directly into the penis using a small needle. The medication used is usually a vasodilator, which helps to increase blood flow to the penis and produce an erection. This therapy is typically reserved for men who have not responded to other treatments for erectile dysfunction, such as oral medications or vacuum devices. Before beginning self-injection therapy, a doctor will typically provide training on the proper technique and dosage to ensure safety and effectiveness. The medication is typically injected into the side of the penis, and the erection should occur within 10-20 minutes. The medication typically lasts for 1-2 hours, and men should not use self-injection therapy more than once a day or more than three times a week. Possible side effects of self-injection therapy include pain or bruising at the injection site, prolonged erection, and scarring of the penis.