P-Shot (Priapus shot) Q&A

Q Where do you inject the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma?)

A:  Directly into the corpus cavernosum with a small needle into the head of the penis, similar to the way Trimix injections are used for erectile dysfunction.

Q Does the P-Shot hurt?

A:  A strong local anesthesia medicine is applied to the penis, or if perferred a dorsal penile nerve block.  Either way, the pain is similar to a normal small needle shot to the arm. 

Pro-Nox is also available which is a pneumatically driven gas system.  It delivers a 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide mixture to patients for the relief of pain and anxiety during their office procedures.  (Dentists have been using it for dental procedures for many years).

QWill it cause scar tissue?

A:  If we look at men who inject 3 to 5 times weekly over many years for treatment for erectile dysfunction, there is a 10% incidence of scar tissue formation.  This is with multiple injections for many years.  With eadch P-Shot there is only one injection, so the chances of scar tissue formation should be minimal if at all.  (There has been no report of any fibrous or scar tissue formation of injections in the face, breasts, O-shot or P-shot areas).

Q Will it help with Peyronie's Disease?

A:  Peyronie's disease is caused by scar tissue, called plaque, which forms inside the penis.,  It can result in a bent, rather than straight, erect penis.  Most men with Peyronie's disease can still have sex; but for some, it can be painful and cause erectile dysfunction, depression and social isolation.  The P-shot could help decrease the plaque.

Q Will it help with penile Lichen Sclerosus?

A:   It could help to decrease or resolve the condition.

Q I did some research and most people say it takes 3 weeks to notice results, however, I've also heard you can get immediate results.  Could it be that everyone reacts differently to the P-Shot?

A:   Initial volume is from the combination of the platelets and the serum (water) in the blood, plus all the growth factors in the serum that the activated platelets are starting to release.  Over the next 3 days, some of the serum (water) is absorbed by the body.  Then there is growth of new tissue that continues for at least 12 weeks, bringing volume back up to close to where it was with the initial injection.

QHow much growth can I expect?

A:  10-20% increase in length and girth.  Girth comes first (with the injection), then length (with continued growth)l  Smokers have the least amount of growth.

QWill my insurance cover the procedure?

A:  Insurance does not cover this procedure.







Dr. Davis

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