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Does radiation for prostate cancer stop semen production

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Partially: Most of the fluid when a man ejaculates comes from the prostate and only about 5% is actually sperm. Radiation of the prostate kills the cancer cells ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Anejaculation: An outcome of prostate treatment that is not often discussed is its ejaculate. The vast majority of men after prostate rt will experience the inabilit ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
No: Not an "emergency" per se. You should however let your urologist know about this. Most of the time hematospermia is not significant. You may need cy ... Read More
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No not really: moderate alcohol intake while receiving RT for prostate cancer is not likely to give you problems if it is consistent with your normal routine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Radiation intends to kill cancers but always accompanying its collateral injury to all the tissues projected through. As a result, nature or features ... Read More
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possibly normal: It looks like you had a decimal point before the numbers, so i'm assuming that both of these values are less than one. Depending on what the psa valu ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Your reported change in semen features is entirely expected because external beam radiation damages all the prostate, ejaculatory ducts and even semin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience in Urology
Brachytheraphy best: Good question and there will be a many opinions. Well performed brachytheraphy places the radiation dose inside the prostate emitting it's dose outwa ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Yes: One of the potential side effects for radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer is rectal bleeding. This can occur after brachytherapy or external b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not really: I'm not sure what you mean by focal (brachytherapy?) but with either external beam radiation or brachytherapy men do not routinely have their blood ch ... Read More
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