For those of you who are suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease, the xiaflex injection might just be the thing that will save you. As soon as you feel that you have a problem, you should make sure to visit your doctor!
Uses of xiaflex injections
As it was said, xiaflex injection is used for the above-mentioned diseases, which are usually caused because of a certain protein in our body (collagen). Collagen is a strong and tough substance that is found in the plaque of the penis in the cords/knots Peyronie’s disease or in the cords/knots in the hand of the Dupuytren’s contracture.
Do not move your hand when you are getting a xiaflex injection
When this injection is used to treat Dupuytren’s contracture, it will be injected into the tissue cord of the affected hand (only by your health provider). After the injection, your hand will have to be wrapped in a soft gauze.
Make sure to limit your hand movement while keeping it elevated before bedtime. You should not try to curl, move or straighten your curved finger after the injection, until the doctor says to do so. If you start feeling numbness, or tingling, make sure you tell your doctor that.
However, if you are using this injection to treat the Peyronie’s disease, the medication will be injected into the plaque part in the penis (only by your doctor). Each treatment will consist of 2 injections that are 1-3 days apart, and a straightening procedure that will occur 1-3 days after the second procedure.
Do not to have sexual intercourse between the first and second injection treatments, and you should not have sex for the next two weeks as well. Talk to your doctor, and ask him when it would be okay to be sexually active.
Possible side effects
Some of the possible side effects include swelling, pain, bleeding, bruising, itching, redness at or just around the place where you were injected. There is also a possibility that your elbow and underarm will be swollen and painful if the medication was injected in the hand. If any of these conditions start to worsen, you should tell that to your doctor.
If your doctor has prescribed this medicine to you, that means that he/she thinks that the risk of your disease is greater than what the side effects of the medicine are. In most cases, the side effects do not even appear.
Listen to your doctor
One of the most important things is that you listen to your doctor’s orders. This is not said just cause’, since there are many cases where patients ended up even worse than at the beginning because they thought they knew what they were doing.
If you do not have your doctor, maybe it is time to choose one
The doctor will try to help you out in any way possible, so if you have any worries, questions or you just need reassurance, make sure you talk to your physician. This is why it is important that you already have a doctor you know and a doctor you can trust.
There are many treatments out there that can help you, which is why you should make sure you visit your doctor on time. For example, you can undergo a shockwave treatment that is proven to have helped a lot of people in many different ways.