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Q: Sex after Prostrate surgery ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Sex after Prostrate surgery
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: limp2-ga
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Posted: 29 Apr 2004 00:57 PDT
Expires: 29 May 2004 00:57 PDT
Question ID: 338089
I have tried Viagara initially, with only heartburn and 3/4 erection.
Then Cialis with even greater heartburn and the same results. Then,
due to the heartburn, my Doctor tried Levitra. No heartburn, but still
3/4 erection at best. My operation was Feb. 11th. Am I expecting too
much too soon or how long does it take for full possible recovery.
Both nerve bundles were saved, but do I need to start thinking of
usung a vacuum pump and do they even work? Safely?
Subject: Re: Sex after Prostrate surgery
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 29 Apr 2004 08:17 PDT
Hello limp2~

The amount of time it takes to be able to have sex after prostate
surgery varies from man to man. However, there are some factors to

? Age. The younger you are at the time of your surgery, the more
quickly you generally recover. (Some men under 50 say they can have an
erection within a month of surgery. A very small percentage can have
an erection almost immediately after surgery. Quite a number must wait
one or two years. The rest never have a ?natural? erection again.
Interestingly, a number of men report that while they can?t have an
erection, their orgasms are far more intense.)

? Your sex life before surgery. If you were able to have an erection
before surgery, you?re likely to have one sooner after surgery.

? Finally, the skill of your surgeon is a factor.

There are several options for those who are having trouble getting an
erection. One is Viagra, or other drugs like it. You may wish to read
this article, with tips on how to make Viagra work better, ?Impotency
and Viagra? by Aubrey Pilgrim, on Phoenix 5:

Other options include:

? a pump (also called a VED)

Although there are rumors that using a pump can be harmful, the most
legitimate websites claim otherwise. For example, WebMD claims that
the only side effects may be: bruising, discomfort or pain, numbness,
a feeling of cold, pinching of the scrotal tissue. The success rate
varies from man to man, but generally, 90% of men are able to get an
erection by using a pump. For more information, see WebMD?s ?Vacuum
devices for erection problems,?{5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}
 You may also wish to read Phoenix 5?s articles on pumps:

? Penile implants

This consists of surgically inserting plastic rods or an inflatable
prosthesis. The first option creates a continual partial erection,
while the latter causes an erection only when it?s desired. For more
information, check out ?Penile Implants? at Phoenix 5:  Also read
?Penile Implants for Impotence? at EDI:

? penile injections

There are a number of drugs that can be used in penile injections, to
give the patient an erection. Such injections are said to be less
painful than a flu shot. The doctor will give you a test shot, to see
how your body reacts to it. This is necessary in order to determine
what dosage you need. He will then write you a prescription; your
reaction at home may be different because you?re more relaxed, and
it?s expected that you?ll adjust the dosage in small increments until
you find the dosage that works best for you. You must be careful not
to give yourself too large a dosage, since this may cause priapism, a
serious condition in which an erection last for many hours and may
kill tissue in the penis. Most patients report that the shot only
gives them a partial erection, and that stimulation does the rest. For
more about penile injections, I recommend that you read Phoenix 5?s
information page:
 and ?Penile Injections? at WebMD:{5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}

? Muse (a suppository inserted into the penis)

Like penile injections, expect to go to the doctor and have him test
the dosage on you. Using an applicator (usually looking something like
an ear washer), the doctor or patient inserts a pellet into the penis,
through the urethra. The patient then massages the penis in order to
help the pellet dissolve. The suppositories work for about 30% of men.
For more information on this, check out ?Urethral Suppositories? at

In addition, you may find this article ?Sex after RRP: My Experience
as a 57 year old male,? on Phoenix 5:


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