Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
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
radiation treatment for prostate cancer, rectal cancer, bladder cancer or other tumors.
Have you had any of these conditions that may produce nerve damage?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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