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1193jordan

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Doppler ultrasound
« on: March 17, 2016, 08:06:07 PM »

I'm schedule for a penis ultrasound soon. I'm afraid that the needle can cause more damage. Is that a possibility?
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 11:09:27 PM »

A needle is not involved in an ultrasound.

Am I mistaken? An ultrasound is done in the flaccid state.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 02:39:05 AM »

Not totally, but yes NeoV, you are wrong. The ultrasound is normally done with the penis erect, to fully address it's condition.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 03:29:16 AM »

Thanks pfract that clears up a lot. I had a basic ultrasound in the flaccid state in a clinic, but that was it.

To Jordan, there are already a lot of topics on this forum about that, and while it's possible for a single injection to cause scarring, it's very unlikely.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 03:31:31 AM »

I think pfract is correct in some scans.

I had one basic  scan done here in Spain which was done without an injection. They were able to detect my plaque, and my calcification.

The scan I had done in London was done under induced erection. With another injection to take the erection back down.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 04:40:17 AM »

Ideally the patient is meant to get both, a scan when flaccid then one when erect.

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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 10:45:32 PM »

As I know, everyone is right:
* Ultrasound in flaccid is made to detect plaques, no injection needed.
* Ultrasound in erect is to detect venous leakage, injection needed.
Made both.

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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 03:17:23 PM »

Is there any way they would let you take viagra or something else instead of an injection?
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2016, 08:33:23 AM »

Jordan

You may ask the doctor if it is OK with him
Someone wrote in the past that he got a playboy magazine to watch to achieve an erection.

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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 02:49:29 AM »

Ghighly doubt it. The injection is what produces the best results, and that's what everybody uses for the test
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2016, 05:02:32 PM »

Doc I saw for 6m followup since i got this, wants the ultrasound this june. Does the needle hurt. will the erection go down on own then?. Guy was arrogant this time and didnt like my questions and concerns. Basically my condition slight worsened and now slight bend and less pain. Frankly they cannot do much beyond my meds, and I dont want xyflex injections. IF it gets worse maybe in future we will see.
Do i therefore really need what he calls a 'baseline' scan at all????
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2016, 01:50:17 AM »

race2end;

I've had this done twice in London. It's not excruciatingly painful, just the usual that you'd expect from a shot, assuming the doctor is competent, of course. You will almost certainly be given another shot to take it down again.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2016, 12:40:39 PM »

I did a doppler too. It doesn't hurt. Make sure you have a shot or two, to fully bring the erection down, or you will have serious problems.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2016, 03:01:20 PM »

I have my first ultrasound scheduled in a week and a half and I'm very nervous about it.  My Urologist is female and she said it would it would be an erect ultrasound.  I was too embarrassed to ask how it was going to get erect, and now reading that there are shots involved makes me even more nervous.  Any advice on what to think about or how to mentally prepare for what I'm envisioning as a totally uncomfortable situation?
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2016, 02:33:45 AM »

Tbones

I don't know how old you are (not stated in your profile) but a female urologist should not make you nervous or embarrassed. I am sure she tested many penises :)
The chance that you may have some damage form one injection is very low, the needle is very thin and you are not going to be injected many times.
So relax and enjoy a good erection  :)

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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2016, 10:43:13 PM »

Tbones: no need to be nervous. You will drop your pants, lie down on a  table with a cloth on top of your penis and then she will inject you with an ultrasoound. It doesn't hurt. Just a small prick. So, Pretty easy. Relax.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2016, 04:17:55 PM »

Many of us have been there my friend. It's all very medical and professional. I had no idea what to expect ahead of time.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2016, 03:05:26 PM »

I think I should cancel my ultrasound, because what is going to tell me? That I have peyronies and then what are the treatment options?  From what I've read and discussed with the doctor it's shots of Xiaflex or surgery.  I'm not interested in either option because I haven't seen here where either are more successful than alternative treatments such as VED, stretching, heat, and many other methods, that report varying degrees of success.

The worst part is this really takes the fun out of sex, which is making me sexually depressed at this point.

Also, trying to learn the use my new VED,  yesterday it sucked up my left ball and I thought it was going to explode it hurt so bad.  After that I had more success, but it's in no way pleasurable or fun as I had hoped.  Anyway,  will keep reading and trying new things.  Thanks for the encouraging words :)
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2016, 06:57:23 PM »

When I had Peyronies, I was willing to try whatever was required to get it corrected. You have to start off by seeking medical advice, learning all you can, studying various treatments and alternatives. It is a journey and not a quick fix.

If it was me, I would do it because it was the choice I made and I don't regret it one bit. What if you had other issues, what if it wasn't Peyronies, how would know?
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2016, 01:13:48 AM »

Not sure how things work in the US. In the UK if you have a diagnosis certified by an appropriate professional, it can be much easier to access both current treatments and any new treatments in the future.
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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2016, 07:07:47 AM »

I think I should cancel my ultrasound, because what is going to tell me?

Arm yourself with every single piece of information you can. That means do the ultrasound. If you're really worried about the female part, find a new uro.

What if the deformation is caused by something other than Peyronie's?

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Re: Doppler ultrasound
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2016, 03:40:49 AM »

I agree with what others have said. Stop trying to justify backing out of it. It's just fear, and so many before have been through it. You can do it! Don't chicken out!
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