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How will radiation therapy affect my sex life?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unpredictable

Radiation has a hardening and drying effect over the skin of the treated area and my affect sweat glands and nerve endings causing lack of sensation or paresthesis ( numbness, tingling).
If radiation is placed inside the vagina will dry and harden the area. In short... Is unpredictable.

In brief: Unpredictable

Radiation has a hardening and drying effect over the skin of the treated area and my affect sweat glands and nerve endings causing lack of sensation or paresthesis ( numbness, tingling).
If radiation is placed inside the vagina will dry and harden the area. In short... Is unpredictable.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Transient worsening

If pelvic organs are in the field ( example, vagina) one may experience transient worsening of symptoms during and a couple of weeks after. Depending on the dose and field treated ( pelvic fields) there can be some long term effect of mild worsening.

In brief: Transient worsening

If pelvic organs are in the field ( example, vagina) one may experience transient worsening of symptoms during and a couple of weeks after. Depending on the dose and field treated ( pelvic fields) there can be some long term effect of mild worsening.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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