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Male Impotence Due to Surgery

by Erik Steel
  • Overview

    Several factors contribute to the development of impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, which causes men to have a problem maintaining erection long enough to have sex. A number of different surgeries can lead to erectile dysfunction.
  • Pelvis and Spinal Cord

    Surgeries performed on or around the region of the pelvis or the spinal cord can contribute to male impotence, according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgery and other treatments given for blood-vessel problems often cause the development of erectile dysfunction, according to Medline Plus.
  • Prostate Surgery

    Male impotence can occur, according to Medline Plus, as the result of surgery performed on the prostate gland.
  • Peyronie's Disease

    The surgery used to correct Peyronie's disease; a condition that causes irregular scar tissue on the penis, has a risk of causing erectile dysfunction, according to Medline Plus.
  • Considerations

    Men should discuss the possible risks of becoming impotent as a result of surgery, with their doctor.

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