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can some sperm still come out of a mans penis if he had his prostate removed because of cancer?

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Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
No: Semen production is no longer possible after a prostatectomy for prostate cancer, because the glands that produce the fluid, namely the prostate and the seminal vesicles, are removed during the operation. Men may still have fluid from the urethra during sex due to secretions from small urethral glands.
Answered on Jul 27, 2013
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sperm are produced in the testis, but are ejaculated in the semen stored in seminal vesicles. if the gland is removed, the plumbing connections prevent sperm. Many treated with radiotherapy still ejaculate and may produce sperm laden semen, but the volume is remarkably reduced
Jan 22, 2013

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