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Is it possible for people on dialysis to continue being sexually active?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Patients receiving dialysis can be sexually active.
However, the problems that cause renal failure (high BP, diabetes, and CV disease), renal failure itself, and medications required often affect desire for sex and the ability to respond normally to have erections, vaginal lubrication or orgasm. If heart is ok (check with doctor) try it and see if problems. Viagra (sildenafil) may help erections for men.

In brief: Yes

Patients receiving dialysis can be sexually active.
However, the problems that cause renal failure (high BP, diabetes, and CV disease), renal failure itself, and medications required often affect desire for sex and the ability to respond normally to have erections, vaginal lubrication or orgasm. If heart is ok (check with doctor) try it and see if problems. Viagra (sildenafil) may help erections for men.
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Dr. Donald Steinmuller
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

But not likely.

In brief: Possible

But not likely.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Jerry Light
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

There is no contraindication to having sex just because you are on dialysis.
Of course, there are many other factors involved, such as the cause of kidney failure and other medical conditions that a patent might have. On the other hand, it is risky for a woman to get pregnant (although not unheard of). Discuss with your nephrologist.

In brief: Yes

There is no contraindication to having sex just because you are on dialysis.
Of course, there are many other factors involved, such as the cause of kidney failure and other medical conditions that a patent might have. On the other hand, it is risky for a woman to get pregnant (although not unheard of). Discuss with your nephrologist.
Dr. Jerry Light
Dr. Jerry Light
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