Mayo Clinic: Men’s Health Center


Men have been willing to try very curious approaches to solve their erection problems for centuries. For example, men applied jackal bile to their penis in the 14th century. Today, one can't check their email without finding advertisements for cure all approaches to ED. Keep in mind that if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.  The FDA keeps a running list of unsafe "alternative" ED medications that is updated monthly. Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment of the penis is "not yet ready for prime-time" and Mayo Clinic does not utilize or endorse this approach.  

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment: Blood is removed, purified and reinserted to help "heal" parts of the body. There is no evidence this is beneficial in the penis.

The Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA) states this treatment is experimental and should only be used in research protocols where patients should not be charged money beyond basic research costs.

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