Worried about sexual side effects after Jpouch. Anybody (male) has any input?

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guila
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   Posted 12/4/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I am considering surgery and Jpouch due to years of UC that only responds to prednisone. The surgeon mentioned that 1 to 3% of people would experience sexual side effects such as impotence or infertility afterwards and I am scared. Can any of the males comment on this? Thanks!!!!

Collicat
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   Posted 12/5/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a Mom but I can tell you what we were told concerning our son. Yes, 1-3% of people experience sexual side effects but they are mostly not permanent and most of the impotency problems can be helped with Viagra. Infertility it due to mechanical problems and not that sperm is not being made. Thus...the docs can always go in and get sperm if needed. All in all the possibility of having a permanent problem that can not be dealt with is very very low.

guila
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   Posted 12/5/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the feedback, Collicat. I was also told the same thing about the Viagra and I was wondering if anybody here had any problems and how they were dealing.

SocalJohn
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   Posted 12/6/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
So far none on this or the jpouch forum has claimed a problem. I was fine after part one of three. I just got my cathetor removed after two of three. I should know if I'm fine within a week. There isn't any chance of having a problem from the takedown (part three of three)

guila
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   Posted 12/6/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, John. Let me know how you are doing in a week, :) Hope everything goes well with everything else too!

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sure the other men will be along...just bumping this for you:)

SocalJohn
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   Posted 12/7/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Ladies look the other way please.

Yesterday I had an erection start to form while I was urinating. I'm prety sure tats a clear indication that I wont be having a problem in that area.

Collicat
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am looking the other way, but we really are one big family here.....I am glad all is well

Collicat
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
PS...I feel like everyone's mom

guila
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Great John!! ;) Thanks for the reply! I think it's important to know. I am not looking...

draegs
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   Posted 12/7/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm about 5 months post-takedown and have not noticed any sexual side-effects.
James
27-year-old diagnosed with UC in 2004
Underwent stage one of J-Pouch surgery on 9/16/08
Stage two on 3/19/09 and takedown on 7/9/09


guila
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   Posted 12/10/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Great! and thanks! :)

guila
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   Posted 12/13/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
just bumping it again.
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