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If a man has his prostate removed, does he become impotent?

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asked Jan 16, 2014 in Aging by anonymous
   

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One of the side effects associated with surgery for prostate cancer is impotence (the inability to achieve or sustain an erection). There is a high risk of impotence because the prostate lies next to the nerves and blood vessels that are important for erections, and these nerves and vessels can be damaged during the operation. Refer this link to know more: http://www.mydr.com.au/cancer-care/prostate-cancer-surgery-side-effects
answered Jan 17, 2014 by sallyb Inquisitive Expert (76,680 points)

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