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A 26-year-old male asked:

I have erectile dysfunction \u0026#40; mental \u0026#41; my urologist askd me to visit a sexologist . i have no hope of getting cured. deprssd. pls hl

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 48 years experience
Don't be depressed: There are many causes for male erectile dysfunction and many are medical related to abnormal endocrine, vascular, or neurological function. More importably they can very often be treated. Visit a urologist that truly specializes in ed for a consultation.
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Dr. James Krick
Urology 38 years experience
ED: I don't think a "sexologist" is what most men need for most sources of organic erectile dysfunction. The one exception would be pure psychogenic ed.
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