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Could a prostate infection be causing pain in my little toe when I have an erection?

Could a prostate infection be causing pain in my little toe when I have an erection?

Possibly; see doctor: One who gets pain at a little toe, while having a prostate infection and an erection, has an intriguing symptom, since the toe is about 3 feet from the prostate. However, nerves that come out of the sacrum (the bottom of the lower back) travel to the prostate, travel to the little toes, and also cause erections. The person may be getting "referred pain" to the toe. A neurologist can figure it out. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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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Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Yes: Decreased sexual interest and reduced erections are side effects of both alpha blockers(such as flomax)and 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors(such as proscar). ...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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What could cause pain in prostate after ejacualtion/erection, painful lymph nodes around jaw, swollen cheeks, and unintentional weight loss?

What could cause pain in prostate after ejacualtion/erection, painful lymph nodes around jaw, swollen cheeks, and unintentional weight loss?

Here are some ...: Your described scenario needs a prompt medical attention. So, collect & bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, & progress of all your symptoms over time to Doc for review, analysis, physicals, & possible tests so to deduce possible Dx for proposing reasonable Rx / care. As to pain in prostate after ..., it may related with sensitive prostate from some inflammation + congestion... ...Read more

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Any ideas why an enlarged prostate affects erections?

Any ideas why an enlarged prostate affects erections?

Cause not known: It is a known fact men with enlarged prostate also tend to have erectile dysfunction. Both these conditions co exist in many men as they age.But whether erectile dysfunction causes enlarged prostate or enlarged prostate causes erectile function, there is no explanation for that. It may be these two conditions of aging men just co exist and are not related to each other, if they are we do not know. ...Read more

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Can the removal of the prostate gland prevent erection?

Can the removal of the prostate gland prevent erection?

No if...: Total prostate removal will not affect the ability to get erection if the blood vessels and nerves supplying the penis and its surrounding tissue or organs are well preserved; if not preserved, ED ensues. Also, note: One would not expect to see ejaculation such as that after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Question about TURP prostate operation. Will if affect erection and other things?

Question about TURP prostate operation. Will if affect erection and other things?

Will not cause ED.: A TURP operation will not affect erectile function. The modern form of the operation is quite safe, with the most severe adverse events declining in recent years. Bleeding, urinary obstruction from blood clot, infection, the need for a temporary catheter, and perforation of the prostate capsule are some early complications. Important late complications, stricture & incontinence, are rare. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had an erection during prostate exam?

What do you suggest if i had an erection during prostate exam?

Means nothing: It's actually fairly common and says nothing at all about what kind of a man you are. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to get an erection during a prostate exam?

Could it be healthy to get an erection during a prostate exam?

Sure: Your doctor's seen it plenty of times before. It means nothing about who you are. ...Read more

Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more