At National Male Medical Clinics, our expert licensed Physicians can help all erection issues caused by total or partial prostate removal, benign prostate treatment, or other prostate problems.
If your prostate will be removed to stop cancer, your doctor may be able to use a technique that leaves the nerves around the prostate in place. This procedure will make it more likely for you to recover bladder control and sexual function. Not all men can have this technique.
If you are one of these men who cannot get an erection due to complication from prostate removal National Male Medical Clinics may have a solution to your problem.
What is the Prostate?
The prostate is part of a man’s sex organs. It’s about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra, located just below the bladder. The urethra has two functions; to carry urine from the bladder and to transmit semen during ejaculation.
As men get older, their prostate continues to grow. As it grows, it compresses the urethra. For men over 50, the most common prostate problem is benign prostatic herplasia (BPH) also known as “an enlarged prostate” or prostatitis. Older men are at risk for prostate cancer as well, but this disease is much less common than BPH.
It is true that some men with prostate cancer also have BPH, but that doesn’t mean that the two conditions are always linked. Most men with BPH don’t develop prostate cancer. However, because the early warning signs are the same for both conditions, you should see a doctor to evaluate these symptoms:
- A frequent and urgent need to urinate
- Burning feeling with urination
- Trouble starting a urine stream
- A weak stream or leaking or dribbling urine
- Fever or fatigue
Your doctor may recommend surgery if the prostate is particularly large. The most common surgery is called transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). In TURP, the surgeon inserts a thin tube up the urethra and removes only enough tissue to relieve urine blockage. You should continue to have your prostate checked once a year even after surgery to make sure that BPH or prostate cancer has not developed.
Surgery for BPH may have a temporary effect on sexual function. Most men recover complete sexual function within a year after surgery. The exact length of time depends on how long you had symptoms before surgery was done and on the type of surgery.
Information provided by The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). A service of the National Institute of Health (NIH).