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Inability to attain an erection

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Inability to attain en erection denotes a lack of physiological energy and ability to timely fill penile corporeal tissue with blood for its high-pres ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience in Urology
Yes and may need medications: Erectile dysfunction is most often the result of venous leak. Venus leak occurs when there is inadequate relaxation of the erectile tissue which is r ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual activity. There are many causes ranging from stres ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: Erectile dysfunction (ed) is a very common problem and nowadays very treatable. Very important though, especially in a man your age, to identify the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Take him to his doc: Since you are 21yo, i'm going to assume that he is about your age. In that case, it is less likely for erectile dysfunction to be due to medical condi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Beta blockers: If your erectile problem started after initiating propanolol then it is the likely culprit irrespective of the low dose. Talk to your prescriber
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here's...: To keep sexual arousal /erection going always requires some sort / degree of mental & physical stimulation; that's normal / natural. So, it is goo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It depends: Most of the work actually goes on in the portion of your shaft that's on the inside. Why do you ask?
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A member asked:
Dr. John Hagler
80 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Refers to inability of male to obtain and sustain erection adequate to complete coitus.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Erectile Dysfunction: Certainly there are now many pills on the market that may be helpful in your situation. However, at age 25 we need to look for reasons that you are h ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends - experiment: If the main problem is maintaining enough blood flow to the erection, passive positions (reclining with partner on top, side-by-side) are usually help ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Medications: If one has erectile dysfunction, the first thing to do is to lead a healthy lifestyle and do routine labs to determine if there is a treatable cause. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis: Medication such as viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis is probably the easiest and best way to maintain a stronger erection. Avoid or minimize alcohol consu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes it can: it can cause impotence and decreased libido
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
See your pcp: First the cause of the problem must be found. Then an appropriate treatment can be prescrived. If your pcp cannot help you with this, he/she can ref ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Any psychologist who treats stress and anxiety or who treats sexual problems could help.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Meds For ED: Only levitra, (vardenafil) cialis, and viagra are fda approved oral agents for ed.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Penile sensitivity: This is a tough one. At your age you should not have this. One of the best tests is to have a female touch the penis and rub it to see but culturally ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes & No: In general, at 18, not usual & suggests other medical issue present. However, anxiety / stress / fear can impact the ability to obtain & maintain an e ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes & No: Yohombine is an fda-approved medicaton derived from yohimbe bark which can be purchased as a dietary supplement. Nothing else has any published peer-r ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: You might have asked such question but just worded differently. A 19-yr man very unlikely has ED as described except he indeed has suffered from certa ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew McCullough
42 years experience in Urology
Not an easy answer: Erectile dysfunction can have many causes. Many of our treatments address the symptom and not the cause. As i tell my patients "the penis is the bar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
It should not: Patients with cerebral palsy usually only have problems with muscle control of usual voluntary muscles. The autonomic function of the body usually wo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common issue: It is quite common for women to only be able to achieve orgasm through direct clitoral stimulation. With practice many can learn to reach orgasm throu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience in Psychiatry
ED: Ed was a short way of describing erectile dysfunction that could be aired in commercials. They are identical terms. Impotence is a more general term ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalish Kedia
52 years experience in Urology
Not really: No removal of both testes may not result in impotence. There in another source of testosterone in our body .. The adrenal glands.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Only: Because you may be self conscious about a 'gastronomical' disaster during sex. That is assuming you had no pre-existing difficulty with obtaining and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Look elsewhere: This would be an unusual reaction to this medication. You should not be having erectile dysfunction especially at your age, and your physician has a r ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Yes, ...: Your most reasonable bid to attend your current concern is see urologist who specifically devotes to male sexuality, ED, and their related issues. Bef ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience in Family Medicine
No operation: It shouldn't require surgery but it does require that you are seen and examined by your doctor. Can be a few different things. Are you diabetic? Are ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Yes it is possible: Yes psychological problems can cause erectile dysfunction, but see a doctor if it persists.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience in Urology
Erection issues: See a doc for a complete evaluation.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Hydraulics 101: Hydraulics 101. If the blood (the hydraulic fluid) leaving the penis is leaving even slower than the decreased blood flow entering the penis, there wi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
51 years experience in Psychiatry
Try Viagra (sildenafil): It's a great medication for erectile dysfunction. Hopefully the patient will somewhat derease his drinking and have a greater life.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Unusual: Erection is usual response to masturbation. Seems like your penis is a slow to respond. Hope this means that penis remains erect for as long as you ; ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ira Raff
Dr. Ira Raff answered
56 years experience in Urology
Need help: When you get an erection is it you can not penetrate into the vagina then it is ed . As far as the premature ejaculation you can get help there are me ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Effective: The only medical treatments that are proven effective for baldness (other than hair transplantation) are Finasteride oral pills and Minoxidil topical. ... Read More
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