ED Pump or Erectile Dysfunction Pumps
An erectile dysfunction pump (ED Pump) is one of a few treatment options for the inability to get or maintain an erection sufficient for sex (erectile dysfunction). An erectile dysfunction consists of a plastic tube that fits over the penis, a hand or battery-powered pump attached to the tube, and a band that fits around the base of the penis once it is erect (constriction ring). An erectile dysfunction pump is sometimes called a vacuum pump or a vacuum erection device.
Why it’s done
A battery-powered penis pump
Battery-powered penis pump for erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a common problem, especially following prostate surgery and in older men. Oral medications prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction include sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), tadalafil (Cialis, Adcirca) and avanafil (Stendra).
Other erectile dysfunction treatments include medications inserted through the tip of your penis into the tube inside that carries urine and semen (urethra), shots you inject into your penis (penile injections), and surgically placed penile implants.
An erectile dysfunction pump is a good choice with less side effects of these treatments.
erectile dysfunction pumps can be a good erectile dysfunction treatment for several reasons:
erectile dysfunction pumps are effective. With practice and correct use, the majority of men can get an erection sufficient for sex.
erectile dysfunction pumps pose less of a risk than do other treatments. The risk of side effects or complications is lower than it is with any other erectile dysfunction treatment.
The overall cost is lower. After the initial purchase, using a penis pump costs less than any other erectile dysfunction treatment.
erectile dysfunction pumps are noninvasive. They don’t require surgery, inserting medication into the tip of your penis or penile injections.
erectile dysfunction pumps can be used with other treatments. A penis pump can be used along with medications or a penile implant. For some men, a combination of erectile dysfunction treatments works best.
Using an erectile dysfunction pump might help you regain erectile function after certain procedures. For example, using a ED pump will help restore your ability to get a natural erection after prostate surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Risks of an ED Pump
Although erectile dysfunction pumps are safe for most men, there are some potential risks. For example:
You’re at an increased risk of bleeding if you take blood-thinning medications. Examples include warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) and clopidogrel (Plavix).
An erectile dysfunction pump might not be safe if you have sickle cell anemia or another blood disorder. These conditions can make you susceptible to blood clots or bleeding.
Tell your doctor about all of your health conditions and any medications you take, including herbal supplements. This will help prevent potential problems.
Side effects of an ED Pump
Side effects of using an erectile dysfunction pump can include:
Pinpoint-sized red dots (petechiae). This is caused by bleeding under the surface of the skin of the penis.
Numbness, coldness or bluish-colored skin. This can occur when the constriction band is in place.
Pain or bruising. Knowing how to use the ED pump correctly can help you avoid injury to your penis.
Feeling of trapped semen. You might feel like your semen is trapped when you ejaculate, or ejaculation might be painful.
Choosing an ED pump
Our ED pump is available without a prescription. Many advertisements in magazines and on the internet market penis pumps with the claim that they can be used to increase penis size, but there’s no evidence that they work for this purpose. Attempting to use a penis pump specifically to enlarge your penis could cause injury. Our Medical Grade ED Pump is designed for ED Patients.