Mary describes if brachytherapy can cause sexual dysfunction.
Yes, it can, and in my case it did because it creates scar tissue, and then when you try to have sex, that scar tissue is extremely painful like going through the ceiling painful. So, what you need to do is you need to wear that scar tissue down in other ways, and in my case, if you don’t know that that’s a possible side effect and you wait two-three years, that’s much more of a problem to do rather than if you deal with it immediately.
So, if you bring this up to a doctor and they just kind of push the question aside, find another doctor or just tell them that you are not going to go through this therapy until you get these questions answered. And it’s not that you are questioning whether you should have that therapy or not, which would also be okay to do, but because I did ask those questions, and from the information I got and from the people I talked to I did decide to go ahead and have it, but you want to know what the side effects are so you know the best way to try to counter those side effects.
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