Decline of Sexual Health after Prostatectomy

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Prostate cancer is a cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland found in the male reproductive system. It is the part which makes and stores seminal fluid. It is found in the pelvis under the urinary bladder and just in front of the rectum. Due to its placement, prostate diseases often affect urination, ejaculation and even defecation. It has yet been discovered what exactly causes prostate cancer, studies are still being done.

Prostate Cancer is one of the leading cancers in men. Recently in a study, it shows that men who drink coffee, decaf or caffeinated, regularly are less likely to develop a deadly form of prostate cancer. Although it is possible to survive the cancer through a procedure called prostatectomy, it comes with a few downsides. The lack of sexual function is one problem most people who have gone through the surgery complained that they become uninterested when it comes to sex and even though the urge is there, they are left unable to do so and worst of all, there is a significant increase in incontinence.

Although doctors clearly inform their patients of the risks and side effects cause by the prostatectomy, studies show that men have unrealistic expectations after the surgery regarding sex and urinary function. Most men feel that their sex life will be better after the surgery and that their urinary function will be much better, although it is possible, it all depends on how a person recuperates, it still is a pretty high expectation.

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