By Amy Norton , Reuters Health. NEW YORK Reuters Health - Biopsies taken to diagnose prostate cancer commonly cause temporary erectile dysfunction and, in some cases, lingering urinary problems, according to a new study. The findings, reported in the Journal of Urology, highlight the fact that even the tests for diagnosing prostate cancer can have side effects. And men who are undergoing prostate biopsies -- as well as those considering prostate cancer screening -- should be aware of those risks, experts say. This is especially important for men facing the prospect of multiple biopsies, since the risk of side effects appears to be related to the number of needle sticks used.
Urinary problems after prostate cancer treatment | Prostate Cancer UK
The prostate is a mysterious, misunderstood organ. A walnut-size gland found between a man's bladder and his rectum, the prostate's main function is to produce fluid that is expelled as part of semen during ejaculation. It's also the source of prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men. While many men dread their first prostate exam , the so-called "male G-spot" can also be a source of mind-blowing pleasure, according to those men who have experienced prostate orgasms. Although many guys are wary of anal stimulation, the male G-spot is increasingly becoming a subject of conversation — and prostate massagers are becoming more mainstream — since straight men are finally beginning to recognize how pleasurable it feels to experience a full-body prostate orgasm.
Common Pee Problems That May Be Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate
Going to the bathroom is one of those everyday things you take for granted, until something changes. Problems with urination are relatively common in men over the age of 60, affecting about 1 in 3 men in this age range. Urinary problems can be caused by a number of different conditions , such as urinary tract infections, kidney stones, or an enlarged prostate. In some cases, problems with urination may indicate prostate cancer.