Do prostate calculi lead to sexual dysfunction?
Q: What are the causes and symptoms of prostate calculi and what is the treatment? Is there any adverse effect of prostate calculi on sexual performance and do they lead to reduction in male hormones?
A:True prostatic calculi are within the gland. These are usually seen with chronic prostatitis. They by themselves may not cause sexual dysfunction but certainly prostatitis could do so. Another type of stones could be in the prostatic urethra and they may cause blockage of urinary passage. These are usually stones travelling down from the urinary bladder or upper urinary tract.