male sexual dysfunction following proctocolectomy

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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband had his rectum removed and anus closed the end of June. He was wondering how long it took for total sexual functuning to return after this major surgery. We have heard about various problems that might occur and wanted to know what is the norm or what problems may occur and when to seek help. Thank you.

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   Posted 7/26/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I am 33 and had a total colectomy with my rectum removed like 2 months ago and I experienced something called retrograde ejaculation for about 3-5 weeks after the surgery. There was really no problem with function per say other that the baby batter was heading the wrong way. It should take a little time to sort itself out. Everything seems to be working as expected now. From a guy's point of view, go easy on him with it because if he feels anxious about it it may manifest itself into something even worse :). Hope everything works out. I am sure he will be fine.

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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I read up on the internet that there is a nerve they can hit that can cause ED. I asked my doctor about it before the surgery and he said yes there is a slight chance.
Although I've noticed that my O's are a lot stronger than before the surgery.

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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm 27 had the same surgery in Feb of this year. Was sexually active again by about May and have had no problems.
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