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Penis enlargement ops linked to erection trouble

Joel Linde · 26 Sep 2011, 16:43

Published: 26 Sep 2011 16:43 GMT+02:00

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The cases, reported from around the country, have come to light over the last year and a half, and at Akademikliniken in Stockholm, the treatment has been suspended pending investigation.

“Of course this will be reported, and we will get to the bottom of this,” said Jan Jernbeck, doctor at Akademikliniken. “But we have to know how many patients it concerns.”

He is now looking into the matter but is uncertain whether the complications are due to the substance or the way it has have been injected into the penis.

Some men have reported that following treatment the gel has spread unevenly and formed lumps, while others experience pain and erectile dysfunctions.

The manufacturer of Macrolane, Q-med, is meanwhile also being investigated by the Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) for their breast implants which were said to complicate mammography examinations.

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The investigatior Gert Bruse has said that Q-med had ordered an update of their user manuals, discouraging the use of Macrolane in penis enlargements. The reason is said to be the lack of clinical data documenting the effects.

“There is a clear lack of research in this area,” Bruse said. “Unfortunately.”

Joel Linde (news@thelocal.se)

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17:22 September 26, 2011 by Svensksmith
Dr. Jernbeck will get to the bottom of this. Kinky.
17:59 September 26, 2011 by Tysknaden
Nice to read this. Stupidity produces hangover.
18:50 September 26, 2011 by bells on the knight
mine is only 5inches...........folded LOL
19:19 September 26, 2011 by Svensksmith
19:47 September 26, 2011 by ?????
Doctors! pfff! They should have developed brain enlarging surgery for those poor no-self-esteem guys at the first place. And it's not always the organ small, sometimes it's the cathedral huge! :D
21:14 September 26, 2011 by sherkovic
Thank God I dont need one ;)
23:35 September 26, 2011 by Da Goat
they break something and then expect it to work ... LOL

the trouble is the stretching disconnects the brain! (try it on a snake)
01:23 September 27, 2011 by jacquelinee
Any guy who would opt for this had some serious "inability to perform" issues way before the surgery.
02:25 September 27, 2011 by GLO
What would one expect.
05:24 September 27, 2011 by volvoman9
Produces lumps. Some people pay good money for this feature I'm told. Could be a benefit depending on the arrangement I suppose. Are these chaps getting breast implants as well? Could be the problem eh?
07:52 September 27, 2011 by RobinHood
Since my operation at Akademikliniken, I've never looked back. Doctor Jernbeck was incredibly understanding, and I now have a magnificent member, with no lumps, pain or erectile dysfunctions.

I took the "John Holmes" package, by the way. It was on special offer "10% extra for 10% less".
07:58 September 27, 2011 by skogsbo
Robinhood, you didn't take the BOGOF offer?

For none Brits. that's Buy On Get On Free!

Who can blame those Swedish fellas trying to keep up with the immigrants! I knew we would get the blame eventually.
09:11 September 27, 2011 by glenquagmaire
This is what happens when you have gay pride parade... there is competition all over now... Problem in this country are far wierd than many other places... :-)
12:38 September 27, 2011 by Jes
You can get a new set of lungs , a new liver , a new kidney , a new heart if the one you had was not okay .

Instead of enlarging these small things , why don`t the doctors attempt to transplant big penises from somewhere else ?

I know a place when all men have large ones

I also think that there is lack of education on penises . For example , not many people seem to know that shorter men have bigger penises than taller men .This excludes men from Asian countries. Not many know that the more a man works out to build his body , the smaller his penis and testacles become . So , yes madam , he can pump up his chest and lift you up . but that will be about it ..... haha!

It is scientifially true that shorter black men carry bigger penises .

So there you have it !
15:52 September 27, 2011 by RobinHood

Seek help!
16:52 September 27, 2011 by Svensksmith
Actually Polish men have the longest members and American Indians have the thickest.


Tonto Kowolski
17:01 September 27, 2011 by calebian22

Did you even finish elementary school? Not one thing you said is true.
11:18 September 28, 2011 by Jes
@celebian 22

I attended the same school like the doctors who enlarge body parts . I am 120 % that no educated person can say that "not one thing " I said is true . Is it not true that body parts can be transplanted ?

All studies show that body builders lose some of the muscles on the penis .; while women lose muscle on the breasts . Ask yourself why almost all ladies that do sports have no breasts . Feel free to check it out , Mr.Elementary School

All studies show that black men have the longest / largest penises while Asians i.e , chines , japanese , Koreans have the smallest .

Some one clever tells me to "get help " . Apparently , the chap is incapable of detecting the sarcasm in my comment.

Oh why !!??
01:52 September 29, 2011 by missjane30
@ Jes

This is actually a website that breaks down size by country, forgot the name of it now, and I agree with what you are saying. Of course there are exceptions to every rule.
06:07 September 29, 2011 by calebian22

Working out doesn't impact penis/testicle or breast size. The use of steroids, yes. Working out no.

A transplant of a penis? Well considering the length of the list of side effects linked to immunosuppressants one of which is potential impotence, there is your answer. What is the point of a longer dong if it can't be used?

Which studies are you discussing regarding length by race? Penthouse Forum or Letters? Provide links to respectable scientific studies and people might not question your education or intelligence.
12:29 September 29, 2011 by Jes
@celebian22 , lets save time : I did not finish elementary school and I am not intelligent .Tell "the people "

That cleared , I feel that I am entitled to offer my "uneducated " opinion , which is that when it comes to the issue of sex , a lot of people tend to provide social answers to scientific questions . Non- thinkers get confused

Science proves that hard training burns out some of the fats that make breasts and penises bigger / larger . **

If a medical doctor goes on Oprah and he/ she asked if race has anything to do with penis size ( generally speaking ) he/ she is likely to say no . To answer yes , one takes the risk of being branded a racist . etc .

But if the same doctor worked as a consultant on AIDs prevention , he/ she might aswer the question differently . ... he/ she may know that WHO recommended larger condoms for some parts of the world after learning that some condom manufacturers were producing condoms that were too small for a particular continent .

Latex makes small size condoms for Indian market after studies revealed that the international size is too big for most Indian men .

You are the chap that finished elementary school . You , surely must know how to use your head and figure out why health organisations have information that is condradictory to what is outthere in the social world .

btw , don´t take this transplanting thing so damn seriously . In case you missed it , somebody else joked about brain enlargement . The jokes are intended to rebuke the notion that everything can be fixed with a niddle and a knife .

@missjane 30 , I hear you !
10:56 October 2, 2011 by calebian22
Well considering that you are regurgitating social world misconceptions and not WHO recommendations or any other legitimate health organizations, what more can I say?

As for your usage of 120%. Percentages are usually taught after elementary school, so I won't hold your lack of education against you in that regard.

As for sarcasm or tongue in cheek comments. Obviously you believe the crap you have written. Otherwise you would not have responded so many times, with assertions not supported by anything other than comments from other ignorant commentors. ("I hear you!" *finger snap)
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