5 doctors weighed in:
How will radiation therapy affect my sex life?
5 doctors weighed in

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
Thank
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
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors