Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Causes of Impotence
Impotence can develop after surgery on the bladder, prostate gland, or other organs in the pelvis. This surgery may be performed for problems affecting
the bladder (such as cancer or stones)
the prostate gland (including benign enlargement or cancer)
the bowel (such as diverticulitis, colitis, or tumors)
lymph nodes (for example, as part of cancer surgery).
Impotence is very common after removal of the prostate gland (radical prostatectomy) for prostate cancer; other surgeries, in this part of the body, including many not listed above, can do this as well.
Have you ever had surgery on the bladder, prostate, or other organs in the pelvis or lower abdomen?
- 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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