Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… can also affect those signals leading to erection. As many as 50% of those undergoing major prostate surgery develop erectile dysfunction.

Pharmacological

Many drugs have an effect on sexual functioning.  The erectile dysfunction caused by alcohol use is well known, but other recreational drugs can produce a similar outcome.  The medications provided for the treatment of a variety of illnesses eg depression and high blood pressure can result in some degree of erectile …

Dysfunction Treatments »

… with a list of specific causes. These include: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, kidney failure, spina bifida, polio and spinal cord injury. It can be prescribed privately by your GP but you will have to pay for the private prescription.

Uprima (apomorphine) works in a different way from Viagra and produces an erection within half an hour in 50% of cases. It might be considered as an alternative as it can be taken by men on nitrate treatments.

Penile …

Internal Ejaculation »

… It is later excreted with the urine. Retrograde ejaculation would seem to be common following prostate surgery, but it can also be caused by spina bifida, diabetes, spinal injury, neurological disease or various drugs used in the treatment of depression or high blood pressure. It affects 5% to 15% of young people who undergo bladder neck surgery. A condition known as reversible retrograde ejaculation occurs in 5% of men taking drugs known as alpha-blockers which are drugs used to …

Bloody Ejaculation »

… can happen for a number of reasons, but mostly it tends to be associated with problems of the prostate or the seminal vesicles (glands which produce the liquid part of semen).

See the information provided at the The Prostate section of this web site, under "older people".

If you have this problem, you should make an appointment with the Integrated Sexual Health Clinic (formerly Genito-urinary GUM ) so that staff there can investigate this problem and provide help …

Sex and Ageing »

… themselves. These can include heart disease, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, prostate problems and the long term effects of diabetes. It is illnesses like these which can have a detrimental effect on your sexual capability.

Some can be treated more successfully than others, and the treatments themselves can have an adverse effect on sexual function, but you should not automatically accept a poorer sex life as a result if you do not want to. There are many treatments …

Andropause »

… with testosterone as there are suggestions that it may increase the risk of developing various prostate problems. Some other medical practitioners feel that these risks are unproven and that testosterone replacement therapy can be very beneficial in even borderline cases of testosterone deficiency.

Counselling may be effective in dealing with some of the issues raised during a mid-life crisis or some aspects of change as caused by the andropause. It is worth a try. 

Historically, …

Your Prostate »

Only men have a prostate gland. It is located just below the Bladder, and is closely associated with sexual function since it produces a component of Semen.

It encircles the Urethra, the tube through which both Semen and urine pass to leave the body and it is this which can give rise to a number of problems in later years. Few things go wrong with the prostate, but those which do are very common. …

Prostate Cancer »

The Prostate

Only men have a prostate gland. It is located just below the bladder, and is closely associated with sexual function since it produces a component of semen. It encircles the urethra, the tube through which both semen and urine pass to leave the body and it is this which can give rise to a number of problems in later years. Few things go wrong with the prostate, but those which …