Danielito82 wrote:Hi all,
On the 5th September I had my colon resection and now I have a few side effects like constipation, flatulence etc..but I have also a "sex problem" I'm suffering of a retrograde ejaculation!!.....anyone in the same condition?
Dude, you're 8 days out of resection and you're even having erections? Dios Mio. I thought I was a horn dog! LOL. Slow down my friend.
Yes retrograde ejaculation is a common thing with LAR/ULAR. If you had a resection in the lower sigmoid/rectum area the nerve endings can take a severe beating.
You also most likely had urinary catheter placed during the surgery procedure and some times they shove that thing into the wrong trek (Nurse told me that happened to me. URRGGG!). When they pull this back out it can cause damage to the flap that closes/opens during ejaculation and thus some of your semen may back flow into your bladder. (maybe that's good for the bladder, all those stem cells). At any rate like all the other lovely symptoms we are dealt, this usually improves with time as well. I can say it has improved a lot for me. For the first few months I'd be lucky to have a couple drops arrive to the party, but now I'd say volume is about 50% what it was prior to surgery. Which was 17 months ago for me. It may continue to improve up to 2 years. Also research suggests that use of Viagra can help with stimulation of these damaged nerve endings during these next 2 years. On top of that assistance, Viagra has been shown to reduce recurrence of colon cancer.https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321278.php
3/29/17 diagnosed CRC - 44 y/o Male
4/17/17 ULAR - Straight anastomosis - no ostomy.
Path: low grade T3n1m0 - moderate diff.
KRAS - NO, MLH1/PMS2/MSH6/MSH2 - Normal.
5/3 med port install
5/22 folfox - first treatment.
3rd treat, delayed - low ANC - reduced to 90% OXI
zarxio all treatments
Treatment 7 reduced to 75% OXI
Treatment 8-12 - NO OXI, just Luke and 5FU
10/20/17 CT- NED
3/18 Scope - Clean
7/18 CT-Scan - Clear, but CEA 4.6
8/30 CEA 2.6