The side effects of BPH treatment on sexual function [video]

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BPH and Sexual Function

Mr. Christopher Eden, Consultant Urologist: Men who have treatment for BPH can encounter a variety of sexual problems, probably the least intrusive for them would be retrograde ejaculation. This is a condition in when the man climaxes, his sperm doesn't come out of the end of the penis, it goes backwards into the bladder. It isn't harmful in any way. It comes out in the urine when he next urinates. It is a condition which is almost invariable when they take alpha blockers. Apart from retrograde ejaculation, if you have surgery for BPH, there is about a 5% incidence of that operation weakening the strength of erections.

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