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Hi, I'm sidlibby! Are penis issues i.e. premature ejaculation common in males with CP?

sidlibbysidlibby Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 17 in Cerebral Palsy
I am 33 yrs old and about ten years ago began experiencing numbing of my penis along with premature ejaculation and soft erections. Up until this point I had never had such issues. It was if it happened “overnight”

I have spastic diplegic CP. only recently had I (through my own web search) found that this could be caused from excessive tightness in my pelvic floor. 

My question is two-fold: Is this common in males with CP  and what if any treatments have proven effective?
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,838

    Scope community team

    Hi @sidlibby
    Welcome to the community. 
    There is not a common link between erection issues/premature ejaculation and CP. It can occur to any male. There are things that can cause erectile dysfunction such as:
    • smoking
    • excessive alcohol consumption
    • high blood pressure
    • poor diet/ not maintaining a healthy weight
    • stress/anxiety/depression
    I'm concerned about the numbing that you have mentioned. Have you fallen or injured yourself in the last 3 months?
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  • sidlibbysidlibby Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Good day,
    to provide additional background:
    -I have not fallen in the last 3 months
    -I don’t smoke
    I don’t drink
    -eat a balanced diet

    The only root cause I seem to find is pelvic floor dysfunction. One form of this is apparently tightness which can reduce blood flow and cause numbing of the genitals. 

    Any additional insight would help
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,020

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    Have you spoken to your doctor about the numbness @sidlibby? I'd definitely encourage you to do so if you haven't already. They may also have some advice on the premature ejaculation and soft erections. It could be that there are some exercises you could try to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, or something similar.
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,838

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    Hi @sidlibby
    As my colleagues has suggested, I would speak with your G.P. and mention this research from 2005, Pelvic floor exercises for erectile dysfunction - PubMed (nih.gov) and ask for a referral to a Urologist to rule out any other underlying cause. You can also ask to be referred for physiotherapy to work on the pelvic floor. Also, Baclofen might also be an option to relax those muscles, if it is found that they are the problem. In the meantime, stretches and exercise can be really beneficial. 
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