Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Can Sexual Intercourse or Masturbation be a New Therapy for Distal Ureteric Stones: An Updated Meta-Analysis

Qiao Wu1#, Rui Liang2#, Yi Huang1#, Chunlin Tan1 and Tielong Tang1*

1Department of Urology, Urogenital Diseases Lab, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, China
2Department of Medical Imaging, Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical College, China
#These authors contributed equally to this work

*Correspondance to: Tielong Tang 

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Abstract

Purpose: To explore if sexual intercourse or masturbation could be a new therapy for distal ureteric stones. Method: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library was used to search for Randomized Control Trials (RCT) about sexual intercourse or masturbation for distal ureteric stones. Result: 6 RCTs were included in this meta-analysis. Between Tamsulosin group and sexual intercourse or masturbation group, no significant difference exists in stones expulsion rate at the second week (OR: 1.54, 95% CI: 0.80 to 2.96, P=0.20, I2=57%) and at the fourth week (OR: 1.43, 95% CI: 0.79 to 2.61, P=0.24, I2=2%), stone expulsion time (Mean Difference [MD]: - 2.54, 95% Confidence Intervals [CI]: - 5.18 to 0.11, P=0.06, I2=76%), and number of needed analgesic injections (MD:- 0.38, 95% CI: - 0.85 to 0.10, P=0.12, I2=90%). Between sexual intercourse or masturbation group and symptomatic treatment group, there were significant difference in stones expulsion rate at the second week (OR: 4.33, 95% CI: 2.90 to 6.47, P<0.01, I2=18%) and at the fourth week (OR: 4.54, 95% CI: 2.70 to 7.63, P<0.01, I2=0%), stone expulsion time (MD: - 3.64, 95% CI: - 6.76 to - 0.52, P=0.02, I2=84%), and number of needed analgesic injections (MD: - 0.52, 95% CI: 0- .94 to - 0.11, P=0.01, I2=88%). Conclusion: Sexual intercourse or masturbation could be a new therapy for distal ureteric stones.

Citation:

Wu Q, Liang R, Huang Y, Tan C, Tang T. Can Sexual Intercourse or Masturbation be a New Therapy for Distal Ureteric Stones: An Updated Meta-Analysis. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3490..

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