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Posted 20 Apr 2017 at 13:37
This will probably end up something of a biographical note which was not the original intention. Having been associated with ProstateCancerUK for about 3 years I should have made my way to this site before now. Somehow, neither my partner of 38 years nor I have thought we needed any support. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer 3 years ago and was treated with radiotherapy and hormones. Yes, of course there were some issues, especially his complete loss of libido and some hot flush symptoms. My own libido was also depressed as I have prostate hypertrophy and treatment for that also affects libido and associated erectile function.

Somehow, we seemed to move through those 3 years with few major problems. Now he is off the hormone treatment his libido is full on again yet I remain on medication for the enlarged prostate and find it challenging to to rise to the occasion if you will pardon the well tried pun.

So I decided to have a look here and see what information I might picke up. It seems that posts here are few and far between but I thought I would jump in anyway and see who may get back to me.

Posted 20 Apr 2017 at 17:22

Hi Moth,
sorry that you have found yourself here although it is great that your partner has re-found his oooomph since the HT finished; for some men that never happens.

I can't think of many members that have posted on here of ED as a result of BPH treatment but that doesn't mean there aren't any. You could also give the specialist nurses a call on the number at the top of this page, or message SeanXRT directly as he may have some ideas (he hasn't posted anything for ages but may still be leading the support group)


The other thing you could do is ask your GP for a referral to the ED nurse or andrology clinic in your area (if one does exist) - they usually deal with ED as a result of any medical condition or treatment for a medical condition, including high blood pressure, diabetes, spinal cord damage etc so may be the best place to start?

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 20 Apr 2017 at 22:59
Hi Moth,

I can't offer any advice but just wanted to say Hi and welcome to the sight.


Julie X

Posted 21 Apr 2017 at 11:12
Many thanks to LynEyre and Julie for your replies. Much appreciated.
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