A 41-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for a harrington rod fused to the end of your spine to cause erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unlikely: Vascular disease medicines are better bets.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: No, unless the rod has entered the spinal canal and is compressing nerve tissue but then you would gave other symptoms as well, not just this one in isolation.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Spinal deformity and spinal cord compression can cause erectile dysfunction but the rod, unless misplaced, should not cause erectile dysfuction.

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