Some men may experience temporary impotence after ostomy surgery. In some cases, the reasons for this may be unclear at first, and getting a proper diagnosis can help. Impotence can be caused for a variety of reasons including poor body image and the overall recovery from surgery, which can take some time.
There are several treatments available for permanent and temporary impotence, including medication, penile implants, and counseling. The treatment used will depend upon the type of impotence a man has.
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