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Can lack of sex cause prostate problems?

Can lack of sex cause prostate problems?

No, there has been..: No. There has been no known proven study to address this concern as far as what I have read and studied over the past 45 yrs. Of course, some controversy for something is always present by realizing: behind what we know always hides a lot of what we still don't know. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Which prostate cancer treatments don't cause erectile problems?

Which prostate cancer treatments don't cause erectile problems?

ED and Prostate CA: Really all treatments for prostate cancer can cause some level of ed. This includes surgery, seeds, external radiation, hormone therapy. The only "treatment" that does not cause ED is observation! ...Read more

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Does aging and not enough sex cause prostate problems?

Does aging and not enough sex cause prostate problems?

Yes: Aging affects the prostate in 2 ways: the prostate gets larger with age and older men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer. Testicular function and primarily testosterone production also decrease with age. Thus sexual function, desire and erectile function tends to decrease with age. This can be made worse if you are a smoker, diabetic or overweight. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, . ...Read more

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Can bladder infection in men cause erectile dysfunction ?

Can bladder infection in men cause erectile dysfunction ?

Here are some ...: Both are not directly linked but may be interacted. Cystitis may generate significant mental and physical discomforts to perform sex. Occasionally, the underlying cause for cystitis such as nerve damage may affect sex function as well. So, how both coexist and interact should be professionally assessed before assuming what they are... ...Read more

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Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Possibly: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause erectile dysfunction (impotence). The condition of low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) is more likely to do so. Furthermore, untreated hypothyroidism can lead to high prolactin levels, that may additionally contribute to sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can orchitis cause erectile dysfunction and loss of sex drive?

Can orchitis cause erectile dysfunction and loss of sex drive?

Need evaluation ...: Anyone with low desire + soft "small" testes with or without orchitis should have his serum testosterone checked. If low-T was found, do luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), & prolactin, as well as semen analysis if infertility is concerned. In practice, remember exogenous testosterone will suppress sperm production. So, see Doc timely. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

Can heavy masturbation cause prostate cancer?

No: Things that actually cause cancer are those that mutate genes or make cells divide. This isn't happening when you entertain yourself. People have even looked at frequency of ejaculation and prostate cancer; there's no effect one way or the other. ...Read more

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Can high DHT cause prostate problems?

Can high DHT cause prostate problems?

Yes: High Dht (dihydrotestosterone) is associated w/prostate enlargement (and hair loss). Medical solution is 5ari, eg Finasteride (proscar (finasteride) & propecia) or Dutasteride (avodart), which stops conversion of testosterone into dht. But Dht sits on other side of seesaw from e2 (estradiol) so lowering Dht might raise e2, leading to erectile dysfunction + loss of libido. So be very careful! ...Read more

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Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Usually not directly: --but indirectly due 2 pain experienced during sex can cause things 2 go south. Also some people R very sensitive 2 muscle relaxants & pain medication. ...Read more

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Can prostate disease and erectile problem be related?

Can prostate disease and erectile problem be related?

Erectile dysfunc.: Possible.Consult your pcp for possible referral to a urologist to explore organic causes. ...Read more

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Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Low sperm count: Possibly but not likely. Oligospermia (low sperm count). Can be due to previous testis infection or epididymal scarring from previous infection and inflammation, however most men who have had epididymitis or even orchitis do not subsequently find themselves sub fertile or infertile. See a urologist and have a semen analysis. Ed is definitely not related. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause erectile disfunction in later years?

Can masturbation cause erectile disfunction in later years?

No: There is no link between masturbation & erectile dysfunction. However, excessive masturbation may make it difficult to achieve orgasm via sex w/partner if you're "used to" specific action/friction/means of achieving orgasm. But do understand that what's excessive to one person might be nothing to someone else. With that said, if you only engage in masturbation, you're at very low risk for an std. ...Read more

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Does lack of masturbation can lead to prostate problem?

Does lack of masturbation can lead to prostate problem?

Heroic abstinence: Especially in the past, some men have considered this a serious spiritual problem -- I have never understood why -- and struggled to avoid the practice, usually unsuccessfully and with a great deal of conflict. Anecdotally, this was associated with early-onset prostatism -- especially in the case of one famous mid-20th-century writer. It makes sense physiologically but evidence remains anecdotal. ...Read more

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Can male masturbation cause sexual dysfunction?

Can male masturbation cause sexual dysfunction?

No: I'm not aware of any problems, unless you are too agressive and injury your penis. There is a refractory period after orgasm such that you may not be able to perform for some hours afterward. This refractory period gets longer with age, but masturbation help keep the system functioning. ...Read more

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