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Can I have sex after TURP?

Sir,
Yours is a great and noble service. I underwent TURP about an year ago. I am a male aged 73. I have sex about twice a week.
Erections are normal. Should I discontinue intercourse with my wife?
Of course there is no discharge externally. If at all there is, it goes to the bladder, it is said.
Some say if I don't have sex, I can be impotent. Please answer me. Thank you.
Christie Fernando
My email: YYYY@YYYY
Fri, 24 Jul 2015
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
hello user , i understand your concerns . one can resume sexual activities after about 4 weeks of prostate surgery - there is no harm in doing intercourse after this period - retrograde ejaculation to bladder do occurs , but in itself it does not pose a problem except a cloudy urine due to missing of semen - also if you choose not to have sex , there is no risk of impotency due to that too . Take care
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