Current Urology Reports

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 228–235

Sexual Impact of Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


DOI: 10.1007/s11934-010-0112-x

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Wiser, H.J. & Köhler, T.S. Curr Urol Rep (2010) 11: 228. doi:10.1007/s11934-010-0112-x


Lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH) and the treatment of these conditions are commonly associated with sexual dysfunction. The effects on sexual function of common medical and surgical therapies used in the treatment of LUTS/BPH are reviewed. Also discussed is the emerging use of phosphodiesterase inhibitors in the treatment of LUTS/BPH.


Lower urinary tract symptomsBenign prostatic hyperplasiaRetrograde ejaculationErectile dysfunctionAlpha-1-adrenergic antagonist5-alpha-reductase inhibitorPhosphodiesterase inhibitorProstate photovaporizationHolmium laser enucleation of the prostateTransurethral resection of the prostateOpen prostatectomy

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of UrologySouthern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfieldUSA