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ED after radical prostate surgery (removal)

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ED after radical prostate surgery (removal)

Ok I know I will have Ed issues after this surgery. What I dont know is the following

. How long will this last?
. Is there anything I can do to speed recovery vitamins, foods, exercise etc (exluding Ed drugs)
. Why is daily cialis not working right now?
. what might be early signs my erectile function is returning soon?

I will likely have more questions but that is start. I am a man in his early fifties had radical surgery (Prostate removal) in early Sept.

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replied November 13th, 2011
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Erectile Dysfunction Answer A28529
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Erectile dysfunction after a radical prostatectomy is a common side effect of the procedure which is caused by mechanically induced nerve stretching that may occur during prostate retraction, thermal damage to nerve tissue caused by electrocoagulative cautery during surgical dissection, injury to nerve tissue amid attempts to control surgical bleeding, and local inflammatory effects associated with surgical trauma.

Treatment is pharmacological as well as non pharmacological. Pharmacological methods include medicines like Viagra or Cialis and intraurethral suppositories, and intracavernous injections. Non-pharmacologic therapies, which do not rely on the biochemical reactivity of the erectile tissue, include vacuum constriction devices and penile implants .

You can discuss these options with a urologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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