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Does radiation for prostate cancer stop semen production

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
40 years experience 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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Dr. Phillip Porch
40 years experience 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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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: The fluid that comes from the prostate is part of what makes up semen. When these cells are killed the amount of semen is much less to just a few drop ... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
24 years experience 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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Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation therapy for prostate cancer will ofter permanently change the color, amount, and consistency of the ejaculate. If you are concerned, speak ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience 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
Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
No but get checked : Blood in semen, while alarming, is uncommonly a sign of severe problems. You can see a urologist (i am in mount kisco) and get checked out just to be ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
31 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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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 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience 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 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
35 years experience 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience 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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