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Vacuum Devices - Erectile Dysfunction

How much does a vacuum device cost?

VEDs/VCDs usually cost anywhere from $300 to $500. For example, the battery-powered versions tend to be more expensive. There are several devices currently on the market, some of which can be obtained without a prescription.

Coverage of these devices by healthcare insurance varies depending on the insurance provider and plan. It is best to contact the individual provider concerning cost or coverage.

What are the risks involved with using a vacuum device?

The risk of side effects is low and usually minor. Possible problems associated with the constriction band may include bruising, skin irritation, pain or discomfort, numbness and/or loss of sensitivity. Other common side effects with VEDs/VCDs include a sensation that the penis is cold and pinched scrotal tissue from the constriction ring.

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