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By Anonymous September 28, 2018 - 6:40am
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I had cancer testicle now I barely can keep it up what would you suggest for me to use

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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for your message.

Testicular cancer and treatment for testicular cancer can affect sex to some degree. The type of surgery you have, whether you underwent chemotherapy or radiation, and the emotional toll of having testicular cancer can all play a part. So, it's important to follow up with your doctor who knows the specifics of your condition and what treatments you underwent.

While many men are able to have normal and satisfying sexual experiences after testicular cancer, there can be sexual side effects for some, including:

Erectile dysfunction
Ejaculation problems
Low sexual desire.

Following chemotherapy, most men experience loss of sexual desire and the ability to have an erection, but function usually returns to normal within a few weeks.

Radiation therapy should not alter the ability to have an erection or an orgasm. But if it is given to the pelvic area, radiation does have the potential to damage nerves and arteries, resulting in a softer erection for a time.

Your doctor can advise you further and would be the best one to suggest things you can do to improve your sexual ability.

Keep us updated.


September 28, 2018 - 12:26pm
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