I recently had lithrotipsy (sp?) and am in the process of passing the stones (5mm, 3mm and maybe some more). They are currently moving through the ureter to the bladder. Have had some intense pain at time and having a very difficult time achieving or maintaining an erection. I'm 47, never had erection problems. Is this a result of the kidney stone and pain associated with the movement of the ston? Would appreciate some knowledge on this matter, very depressed.
Kidney Stones And Erectile Dysfunction
Welcome to A2A, adamlevine.
I think it's the pain and the depression. 5 mm stones are quite big and it's not surprising they are painful, and I think any guy with intense pain there is going to find it puts a downer on his erectile performance. Then, of course, anxiety about it, and depression, make it worse and create a vicious circle.
Erectile dysfunction is not a normally reported side-effect of lithotripsy, so you can expect that when the stones are finally passed and out of your system, you should get back to normal.