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i have non hodgkin's lymphoma for which i am under treatment, is erectile dysfunction a common side effect of this disease?

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Dr. Erin Brennan
9 years experience General Practice
NonHodgkins Lymphoma: Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma has a variable presentation, such as enlarged lymph nodes, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, & systemic b symptoms (fever, night sweats, weight loss). Less common are skin rash, itching, generalized fatigue, malaise, ascites, & effusions. Nhl may secondarily involve the central nervous system (cns).
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Erin Brennan
9 years experience General Practice
Uncommon 2/2: The most common CNS manifestation is leptomeningeal metastasis (lm), where cranial nerve deficits, vague neck or back pain, radicular (radiating) pain, focal weaknesses, and headache might be seen. Spinal cord compression usually first presents with back pain that is worse when lying down. Motor findings are usually symmetric weakness in the legs, bowel & bladder problems. Discuss with oncologist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
No.: It doesn't involve the neuro-circulatory system associated with genitals.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Tx side efffects: I'm not sure of the incidence of erectile dysfunction (ed) in nhl. During treatment.. It is likely age-dependent of course. However, i would not be surprised to find it to be common. The chemotherapy drugs can induce a lower testosterone state. Getting treatment and also psychologically change things as well. A ref: kiserud et al. Jco 2009 - http://jco.Ascopubs.Org/content/27/35/6019.Full.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
28 years experience Urology
It can be: Erectile dysfunction is usually from both physiologic and psychologic components. Chemotherapy is hard on the body, treatments may lower testosterone, decrease energy and add stress; all things that can effect your function. Ask your doctor about treatments. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc.
Answered on Jul 3, 2015
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