Has anyone experienced pain when getting an erection after radical prostatectomy?

I had my prostate removed in May 2018. about 2 months later I noticed that when I started to get a partial erection, I am experiencing pain at the base of my penis. This is not in the urethra, it is in my organ itself. I asked my surgeon and he felt around a little but had no answer and also talked to the nurse practitioner about it. Neither seem to have an answer. I am wondering if it is because of the nerve damage.


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  • ninaw moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Thanks @garth and @Oriole00 – any other info or folks dealing with similar issues, I’ll send them this way and let us know what you find out. – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team

  • Oriole00 author
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you!

  • ninaw moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi @Oriole00, this is one we’ve heard about, but rarely seems to have a concrete answer. This article talks about painful orgasm, which could be of interest: https://prostatecancer.net/living/painful-orgasm/. This story describes pain that the author thought could be nerve related too: https://prostatecancer.net/stories/unexplained-pain/. Thanks for reaching out, and I hope you’ll let us know how things go for you. – Nina, ProstateCancer.net Team

  • Oriole00 author
    2 weeks ago

    Ninaw, I read the articles and am no experiencing that. My condition is different. Thank you for your reply.

  • garth
    3 weeks ago

    I’m not a doctor, but yes, I have pain in the penis when anything close to an erection occurs. Meeting with my doc next week –

  • Oriole00 author
    2 weeks ago

    I see my doctor again in January and will bring it up again. I’ll let everyone know if I get some answers.

  • ninaw moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi @garth, if you’ve got any info to share from the doc, or anything you’d like to add about your own situation, feel free to do so. Thanks for commenting.

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