Man, 74, struggles with ‘mushroom’ penis after years of erectile dysfunction

A 74-year-old man has opened up about his struggles with erectile dysfunction for over 20 years.

The man, known as Leighland, suffered for years with the condition where he referred to his penis as a "mushroom".

It had a negative impact on his mental health after struggling with low self-esteem and feeling suicidal.

He began suffering with ED when he was in his late thirties after seeing a urologist for prostate problems for about five years.

After seeing an advertisement for injections that would help him sustain an erection, Leighland found a resolution for 20 years.

But when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he had surgery which left his penis with what he described as a "mushroom".

His wife Joy told "It had a terrible effect on him."

She added: "His penis had no structure and it’s a very big part of a man's identity I think. He was very debilitated by it."

Leighland said: "When you lose your ability to have an erection and to have intercourse something does happen in your head.

"All these things have a psychological effect.

"Once I had my prostate out, I was left with what I called a mushroom. I had to pull it out to have a pee."

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The man had an implant, which cost around $8,000 AUD (£4,369), that enabled him to get an erection by squeezing two cyclinders.

This helped to inflate the penis which finally helped Leighland see the light.

Joy said: "It's made the world of difference.

“It's given him a normal penis. It's been a fantastic thing for him, for both of us really."

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