Colostomies and urostomies make exits in the body for waste and urine. Radiation therapy to the pelvis can cause erectile dysfunction.
And some men may have sexual problems before treatment. Particularly procedures involving the prostate, testicles, bladder, colon, and rectum.
Nerves that start an erection may be removed or damaged during surgery to these parts of the body. Meanwhile, a colostomy, urostomy, or testicle removal may affect a man’s confidence and body image. These strategies may increase the chance of regaining erections after surgery: Radiation therapy.
When a woman faces erectile dysfunction in her partner, her number one fear is usually "he's just not that into me." Guess what? Erectile dysfunction or an inability to maintain an erection can be quite an obstacle in the bedroom.
More and more men seem to be showing up in my Los Angeles sex therapy/sex addiction practice with anxiety-based erectile dysfunction.
Examples include certain painkillers, antidepressants, and beta-blockers. Older men more commonly experience sexual problems after treatment.