• kaden kaden
    March 28, 2009
    Does an enlarged prostate cause erection problems and loss of libido?
    kaden kaden
    March 28, 2009

    I think an enlarged prostate can cause no erection at all and/or an erection for short periods of time, right? Does it also cause you to lose your libido/interest in sex completely?

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  • Jay Motola
    Health Pro
    July 01, 2010
    Jay Motola
    Health Pro
    July 01, 2010

    Untreated BPH (prostate enlargement)  is not associated with a lack of erection. On the other hand, BPH is a disease of older men, and impotency also occurs with greater frequency in older patients. BPH and ED do coexist in many patients however there is no cause/effect relationship.

     


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  • Dan
    Dan
    April 07, 2009
    Dan
    Dan
    April 07, 2009

    Hi Kaden,


    Thanks for your question. You might want to check out our section on Enlarged Prostate / BPH. The article on the symptoms of BPH actually does not mention these sorts of sexual side effects that you list, though that does not mean they aren't linked.


    The loss of sexual urges may also simply be linked to a decreased testosterone level, something that happens naturally as the male body ages.


    -Dan

     

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