Research Summary: Penile Sensation Loss After Surgery
Could Supplements Boost Effectiveness of ED Drugs?
Men who undergo plaque incision and grafting surgery for Peyronie's disease may have some penile sensation loss afterward, at least temporarily.
In "Penile Sensory Changes After Plaque Incision and Grafting Surgery for Peyronie’s Disease," Dr. Jean E. Terrier, et al. discuss the rates of sensation loss during a 12-month postoperative follow-up period.
Please see a summary of this research here.
A recent Sexual Medicine study suggests that a combined supplement of L-citrulline and transresveratrol might have some benefits for men who don't respond to drugs for erectile dysfunction (ED).
However, the findings should be interpreted with caution, experts say.
Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are a first-line treatment for ED. But they are not appropriate for all patients, and some men don't respond to them.
The study of 20 men compared results of the supplement and a placebo, taken daily along with an on-demand PDE5 inhibitor.
Thirteen men completed the study. Those who took the supplement had slightly higher scores on a sexual health assessment, but the changes were not clinically significant.
Learn more about the study's design, results, and shortcomings here.