The P-shot has been touted as a great cure for erectile dysfunction (ED). It can cost about $2000 or more. Since it is an elective procedure, it is not covered by insurance. Before plunking down the cash, learn the facts about the P-shot from urologist Rena Malik, M.D.
The “P” in P-shot is short for platelet-rich plasma.
A blood sample has to be spun in a centrifuge. This helps the platelet-rich plasma separate from the rest of the blood. Growth factors are then added to the platelet-rich plasma. It’s hoped that this will help grow blood vessels and nerves, while reducing any inflammation. This mixture is then injected into the penis. Side effects are minimal.
However, studies have only been done on animals, but no large-scale studies have been done with humans. Only one small study has been done. Many times, things that work with animals will not work on people. Unfortunately, the P-shot falls into that category. Its positive effects are minimal, at best. Because of a legal loophole, the P-shot did not need to be approved by the FDA before use.
Men with ED need to see ED doctors NYC and elsewhere at an ED clinic to get better treatment than the P-shot. These include medications, injections, intraurethral suppositories, vacuum erection devices, and surgery.