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Can prostatitis cause impotence?

By Victoria Moliner.
Last Update: 11/30/2016

There is no clinical evidence that prostatitis causes impairment of erection, since this gland participates in ejaculation but not in erection.

Achieving an erection does not depend on the functioning of the prostate, but on good vasodilation and correct functioning of the nervous and hormonal systems in men.

Suggested for you: Prostatitis: Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment.

 Victoria Moliner
Victoria Moliner
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.
Embryologist. Degree in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Valencia (UV). Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the UV and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Presently, she works as a Research Biologist.
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