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Does Prostate Affect Sexuality?

Does the prostate affect erection?

Symptoms due to prostate enlargement indirectly lead to deterioration in sexual functions. In addition, treatment methods used for prostate enlargement may also negatively affect sexual life.

Does Prostate Affect Sexuality?

Can Sex Lower Your Prostate Cancer Risk?

Although there is no definitive proven information, there are some studies showing that men with a history of frequent sexual intercourse during youth and middle age have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

There is no data that low frequency of intercourse is good for prostate diseases, but it has been shown that men who have a history of single or few sexual partners rather than having many partners have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

Is erectile good for enlarged prostate?

Information on whether there is a connection between benign prostate enlargement and sexual intercourse is limited. Therefore, you do not need to reduce the frequency of sexual intercourse.

Does ejaculating help prostate size?

Prostate enlargement is a result of aging and hormonal changes in men. The real cause is not fully known. There is no evidence of a positive or negative effect of ejaculation.

Can you get hard with your prostate?

Another issue that men with prostate disease wonder about is whether they can have sexual intercourse. Any disease of the prostate (prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, prostatitis) is not an obstacle to sexual intercourse. Most of the time, erection problems do not occur after benign prostate enlargement surgery. Especially with laser prostate surgery very good results are obtained in this regard.

After prostate cancer surgery, some patients may experience erection problems, but contrary to some thoughts, having sexual intercourse for those diagnosed with prostate cancer has absolutely no negative effects on either themselves or their partners.

Is sexuality affected after endoscopic prostate surgery?

The probability of erection impairment after endoscopic prostate surgery due to prostate enlargement is less than 1%. After these surgeries, ejaculation problems may sometimes occur. There is almost no possibility of damage to the nerve that provides erection, especially in thuflep surgeries performed with thulium fiber laser.

Erectile dysfunction after prostate surgery

Unlike benign prostate enlargement surgeries, the probability of affecting sexual performance after prostate cancer surgery is over 50% and this is related to the age of the patient, the experience and skill of the surgeon performing the surgery, and the stage of the cancer.

Can a man with a prostate have children?

There is no direct negative effect on a man with prostate diseases having children. Patients who have undergone surgery due to prostate diseases can have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) if the amount of semen decreases or stops completely.

Are prostate medications good for sexuality?

Medicines used for prostate enlargement do not contribute to erection. Only drugs in the PDE-5 inhibitor class have a positive effect. On the other hand, drugs in the alpha blocker class used for prostate enlargement can cause orgasm problems by causing retrograde ejaculation (semen leaking into the bladder). Again, drugs containing the active ingredient 5 alpha reductase may reduce testosterone levels and lead to deterioration in sexual functions.

Hormonotherapy (injections given through the umbilicus area) and chemotherapy used for prostate cancer treatment can also disrupt sexual functions by suppressing testosterone levels.

As a result, health is a whole, and like our other diseases, prostate diseases can cause temporary or permanent deterioration in our sexual functions. A significant part of this problem can be corrected with correct diagnosis and treatment.

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Note: Page contents are for informational purposes only. Consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Update Date: 10.08.2023
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Demirbaş
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Please consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arif Demirbas
Urology Specialist
Dr. Arif Demirbaş was born in 1985 in Turkey. He graduated from Uludag University Faculty of Medicine in 2010. He completed his urology residency training at Ankara Training and Research Hospital between 2011-2016. As a result of intensive academic studies after his specialization, he received the title of Associate Professor in March 2021.

Although he has experience with each of urological diseases, he has a special interest in the diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical treatment of urological cancers (prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer),kidney stone diseases, benign prostate enlargement, adrenal gland diseases (surrenal gland) and pediatric urology diseases (ureteropelvic stenosis, vesicoureteral reflux, undescended testicles). If possible, the surgeries are planned laparoscopically and endoscopically in a way that creates the least discomfort for the patient as required by the era.
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