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Old 12-06-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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can a catheter cause sexual dysfunction?

the hospital staff used a catheter on me without asking first in order to get a urine sample. i screamed in pain while they did it. ever since then i cannot get an erection and my penis is always limp and lifeless. Is the catheter the cause of it? I also have low testosterone levels. Also, can low testosterone be the issue? Thank you.

 
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Re: can a catheter cause sexual dysfunction?

Low testosterone is LIKELY the issue, but you would not be the first person to report this after catheterization, though in all the cases I've seen (just some other folks online), there are other health issues that are more likely responsible.

Focusing on the pain and (unnecessary?) violation of that procedure will make it more difficult to let the body function as it might otherwise. It can become a psychological block if you let it. Low testosterone does cause ED, so it's the more likely culprit. And it can contribute to depression, which might have created the psychological issue. Before TRT, I'd want to be tested for vitamins, metals, taurine, etc. Deficiencies (or excesses) could be a better solution to fix than just adding T to mask the effect of some underlying imbalance.

 
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