This patient support community is for discussions relating to urology issues, benign prostate disease, penis curvature, cystisis, pediatric urology, prostate, sexual dysfunction and urological cancers.
Hi, I am 32 yr old male otherwise healthy I am wondering if prolonged case of hemorrhoids can have an effect on my ability to get an erection? Or can cause the erection to be weak & otherwise not of good quality to perform sex. I have read that there is a new study that highlights that hemorrhoids can have an effect because it does not allow the pc muscle to contract tight enough. Due to pain. What are your thoughts?
Have you received treatment for the hemorrhoids? Do you have internal or external hemorrhoids?
Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless and manifest their presence by bleeding during passage of stool.
External hemorrhoids are masses that can protrude from the anus and bleed occasionally.
If you have had long-standing hemorrhoids, you will need to rule out the possibility that an older infection could have caused alterations in blood supply to the reproductive organs.
Men with hemorrhoids can develop conditions called the levator ani syndrome or proctalgia fugax.
Either condition can cause alterations in the function of the perineal muscles.
Do explore your options of having the hemorrhoids treated at the earliest as untreated hemorrhoids predispose to the development of cancer.
Do keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Yes, I have seen a doc for my hemorrhoids which I have had for over 1.5 years.My Doc said that I needed to eat more fiber which I have done by taking metamucil . When I first saw the MD I had external hemorrhoids & even a small fissure . Now they are not so severe . But they do still bleed & are always itchy & uncomfortable ..My doc never told me that I could develop problems that would prevent me from getting an errection..What can I do?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.