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Can rectal surgery affect my sex life?

Rectal cancer surgery can affect your sex life. In this video, Eric Changchien, MD, a colorectal surgeon at Riverside Community Hospital, says that nerves that lie alongside the surgical area can affect sexual performance. 

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