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Prostate Cancer

Radical Prostatectomy and Potency

03/20/2006

Question:

Is it possible for a woman to still get pregnant after a man has had his prostate removed?

Answer:

It depends on the type of operation.  If it is total removal for cancer - pregnancy cannot occur for the procedures includes a vasectomy.  If however it is is "simple" prostatectomy, typically performed for relief of symptoms related to urination, pregnancy could occur.

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University