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mike5450 (@mike5450)

Orgasms after Aquablation

Men's Health | Last Active: Feb 21 3:22pm | Replies (8)

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@johnbishop

Hello @mike5450, Welcome to Connect. I've thought about having the procedure but at age 80, I'm not sure I want to have it done yet. Members on Connect are patients like yourself and can't provide medical advice but can share our experiences. While you wait for others to respond with experience, I thought I would share these research articles I found using Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/) which is useful for finding medical research articles and references.

--- Patients' Perspectives on Attributes While Choosing Minimally Invasive Surgery for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Procedures: Experience from Men Undergoing Water Vapor Thermal Therapy:
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/end.2022.0607
--- Ejaculations and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: An Impossible Compromise? A Comprehensive Review:
https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/10/24/5788.

Sometimes emails can get lost in transit or the recipient doesn't check it often. Are you able to call the doctor or developer who performed the aquablation procedure?

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@johnbishop, thank you for the response.

I looked at the two study reports that you provided. They generally are consistent with what I have read about the sexual side effects from prostate procedures generally, but neither addresses the specific question that I raise: at what point can sexual activity be resumed, assuming that, as the many studies lead one to expect, the patient is one of the vast majority who is sexually functional after the procedure.

I cannot call the developer of the procedure, but have left a telephone message for my doctor, whose previous advice regarding sexuality omitted any caveats or mentions of timing expectations. Unfortunately, my doctor isn't usually one to respond to phone inquiries; instead, his staff prefers to schedule office visits, which I am trying to avoid for reasons of expense and convenience.

As the question seems like one that many, many patients must have confronted as they recover from this specific procedure, I am quite astonished that best practices aren't available, data hasn't been generated, and the internet doesn't address a patient's reasonable expectations.