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I am hoping someone can help me. I am suffering from a strange form of erectile dysfunction following a urethrotomy, in that the shaft of my penis can get erect but the head is soft. I believe this is know as soft glans syndrome and is very disconcerting! I am in my late 30s.
3 weeks ago I had surgery to remove a cancer tumour from my bowel and whilst they were trying to put the catheter in they realised i had a stricture (which i wasn't aware of) and called in a urologist who managed to get the catheter in. It was very uncomfortable whilst i was in hospital recovering and, for the first few days, I had quite a lot of sharp pain in the perineum if I moved in a certain way in my hospital bed.
A week later i had a urethrotomy to treat the stricture problem and the surgeon said it went very well and the stricture was just a few mm long. He was confident this would be sufficient treatment to cure the problem. I kept the catheter in for 6 more days and it was finally taken out last Monday. I had a catheter for 2 weeks in total.
Since the catheter has been taken out I have had this strange erectile dysfunction, with an erection I also get a small amount of pain in the penis and perineum. Obviously, being Sunday now, it has only been a few days so my body is still recovering but I am extremely worried by this. I have tried to get hold of my surgeon but have been told that he is on holiday until January.
I'm desperate to know whether this is a short term complication or if I potentially have a serious problem. Please can anyone tell me if they've also had this issue following a urethrotomy and did it resolve itself?
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