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Can nerves that control ejaculation be repaired/restored if they were damaged in a RPLND?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine

In brief: RPLND complications

Unfortunately ejaculation issues can occur with RPLND surgery as the nerves that are in that area are damaged/cut removing the lymph nodes.
If the nerves were damaged due to traction during surgery, you may develop retrograde ejaculation. nerve trauma can heal and function be restored but if they were cut -the damage is permanent. You may still get an erection as thats another set of nerves

In brief: RPLND complications

Unfortunately ejaculation issues can occur with RPLND surgery as the nerves that are in that area are damaged/cut removing the lymph nodes.
If the nerves were damaged due to traction during surgery, you may develop retrograde ejaculation. nerve trauma can heal and function be restored but if they were cut -the damage is permanent. You may still get an erection as thats another set of nerves
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