Re: Can enlarged prostate cause sexual problems?
Yes an enlarged prostate can cause ED symptoms .. maybe very little at first but progressing over the years. The enlarging prostate will start pressing against the two nerve bundles that control erections causing some distress to them (maybe pressing the arteries that supply blood for erections too?) and you can get the ED symptoms like you described (can get erection but not maintain). The good news is, ED meds can reduce the symptoms, but maybe not completely. Your doc can easily tell you whether you have just some enlargement or a lot. An ultrasound could give you a more definitive size but the doc can usually estimate pretty well just from a DRE. How old are you? Any high blood pressure also? Or diabetes? Both would also add to ED symptoms. Not sure if liver disease would also contribute.
Last edited by rbbb; 11-14-2010 at 04:17 PM.