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Causes of Impotence

Sexual function is controlled in part by nerves that travel from the spinal cord through the pelvis into the penis. Damage to these nerves can result in difficulty with erections.

Common causes of nerve injury include

  • damage to the spinal cord from trauma, disc problems or surgery

  • multiple sclerosis

  • radiation treatment for prostate cancer, rectal cancer, bladder cancer or other tumors.

Have you had any of these conditions that may produce nerve damage?

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