- Learn more about incontinence
- How is incontinence treated?
- The link between incontinence and E.D.
- Next Steps
The link between incontinence and erectile function
Prostate Cancer does not create the problem; the treatments do. Many men who suffer from incontinence also have Erectile Dysfunction (ED).
Treatment options may affect continence and erections by impacting the nerves or blood flow. Such as:
Prostatectomy – radical, robotic, or nerve sparing: During the procedure the nerve bundles or blood vessels may be damaged, affecting continence and/or erectile function.
Radiation therapy: Over time, radiation therapy may damage blood vessels to the penis, preventing blood flow and affecting erectile function.
What is E.D.?
ED is the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse.
If you are experiencing E.D., speak to your urologist about permanent, drug-free treatment options, such as a penile implant.