Will Ed Improve After Prostatectomy?

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Will ED improve after prostatectomy?

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Men who are having trouble achieving erections after prostatectomy for prostate cancer can achieve improvement in function that’s sufficient for sexual intercourse more than two years later.

“The message to patients who have erectile dysfunction — even those who have failed to have erections after surgery — is that improvement does occur in a substantial number of men,” says researcher Jeffrey Schiff, MD, a resident in urology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Overall, one-third of men with marginal erectile function and one-fourth of men with serious erectile dysfunction 24 months after surgery continue to have improvement in erectile function on follow-up visits.

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