Injuries to the pelvic area, a spinal cord injury, or treatment
such as pelvic surgery or radiation in the pelvic area.
Using substances, such as long-term (chronic) alcohol abuse.
Psychological risk factors,
such as depression or a recent life
Activities that constrict blood flow to the penis may increase the risk for erection problems. For example, frequent long-distance bicycle riding on a hard, narrow saddle may increase risk. But the possible link between bike riding and erection
problems has not been proved. Experts continue to debate
vasectomy usually doesn't cause erection problems.
But pain after the operation may affect sexual performance for a time. And if a
man wasn't comfortable with his decision to have a vasectomy, or if he's having
second thoughts, it could affect him psychologically.
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January 27, 2014
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