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can spinal stenosis cause sexual dysfuction?

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Dr. Andras Perl
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Yes.
Answered on Mar 23, 2020
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Dr. Ravi Chauhan
21 years experience Urology
Yes: Any compromise of the spinal cord can affect the nerves responsible for erections.
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: If the stenosis is severe enough, it can but it is usually one of the later neurologic symptoms.
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Dr. James Lin
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Possible if...: Many spinal-stenosis-related conditions may interfere sexual function with a highly variable degree and pace over time; they are nerve damage and pain by stenosis itself or after expected/unexpected damage by surgical "correction", aging, medical comorbidity, direct/indirect related disability. Most are well and highly manageable, but no cure, just to cope with reality, certainty ; uncertainty....
Answered on Oct 26, 2019
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Dr. James Lin
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Sep 21, 2015

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