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Quote from: PeyroniKirai on July 23, 2021, 11:34:19 PMHi Daremo,I'm sorry that I have no information or experience with this, but I noticed that your post has been unanswered for several days so I'm replying to bring it up to the top again. At the very least, I would go back to Dr Levine and ask for better information. "It's probably just healing" and "don't panic yet" are very poor answers -- unacceptable in fact -- from a doctor. Doctors are always meant to have statistics based on their own experience, as well as those which are known in the medical community. So instead of telling you "probably just healing", the doctor should be able to answer the following questions and back up his answer with hard data: 1. is this sort of S-curve common following the surgery I've had? In what percent of cases is it observed? 2. what is the prognosis, statistically, for the curve to heal? Provide statistics such as the percentage of cases it heals over what periods of time, and how fully it heals. 3. any treatment recommended? Should I restrict sexual activity? In what ways, and for how long?We all learn from an early age to have respect, and sometimes even fear, of doctors. Most of us are poor consumers when it comes to our doctors. You would never ask your house painter, or your auto mechanic, or your waiter at a fancy restaurant so few questions as most of us ask doctors. And many doctors have learned that by adopting an imperious demeanor, they can prevent most patients from asking questions. Some doctors make us feel stupid when we ask questions, or they explain things as if we were small children. But in my experience, the best doctors are capable of having a proper conversation with patients, as equals, even though they have the M.D. degree and we don't. I'm not saying your doctor is no good, and I'm not saying you didn't ask the right questions, but maybe you would get some peace of mind if you called back and insisted politely that you wanted these answers. In my own case, over the years I have learned to interview doctors before using them. If I feel I'm unable to have a meeting of minds with the doctor, I switch to another clinic.Meanwhile, I'm hoping someone else in the forum who has actual experience with this will be able to give you some further opinions. PK
Quote from: bustedchubb on August 05, 2021, 07:56:31 AMYeah, totally agree. I had my follow up with my doctor and his fellow. The fellow came in first, and he came in after to look things over and to pluck out some stitches that didn't dissolve yet.
Quote from: Daremo on July 21, 2021, 08:30:57 PMI had excision and graft surgery 22 weeks ago with Dr. Levine in Chicago. The surgery was a success, he definitely straightened things. Now after about 20 weeks, I noticed a slight deformation. There's a bulge on the left side, and an indentation on the right side, so my erection is starting to form a slight letter S shape. The head is also twisting to the left slightly. I brought this up at my five month follow up with one of Dr. Levine's associates, she told me that this is probably just healing, one side hill differently than the other, everything is starting to soften and graft, and I should not panic yet.My question is for everybody or anybody who has had excision and graft surgery, did you get any sort of deformation during healing, and did it improve over time? I really need to know this so please answer if you have any insight at all.Thanks!
Quote from: ruff on February 24, 2022, 06:13:40 PMThis is very concerning, how are you now? Has it worsened or gotten better?