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Does bladder surgery affect a man's sex life?

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When a man's bladder is removed because of cancer, usually his prostate and the tubes that carry semen are taken out as well. He can still have an orgasm, but won’t ejaculate.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder cancer,” “Bladder removal surgery,” “Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.”

Cancer Research UK: “Living with bladder reconstruction.”

American Cancer Society: “Second Cancers After Bladder Cancer,” “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer,” “Radical Cystectomy.”

Brady Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital: “Quality of Life After Surgery for Bladder Cancer.”

United Ostomy Associations of America: “Continent Urostomy Guide.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 16, 2017

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SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder cancer,” “Bladder removal surgery,” “Adapting to life after colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.”

Cancer Research UK: “Living with bladder reconstruction.”

American Cancer Society: “Second Cancers After Bladder Cancer,” “American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer,” “Radical Cystectomy.”

Brady Urology at Johns Hopkins Hospital: “Quality of Life After Surgery for Bladder Cancer.”

United Ostomy Associations of America: “Continent Urostomy Guide.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 16, 2017

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