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A 41-year-old member asked:

does intracavernous pharmacotherapy work for ed erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: This is a tried and true therapy that has been around nearly 30 years. See a board certified urologist to be evaluated and treated appropriately.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: There are multiple formulations one can use for intracavernous penile inejction therapy. Depending on the severeity of the erectile dysfunction and other comorbidities a man may have. It is a very good and effective method for obtaining an erection.
Dr. James Lin
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Yes to some...: This use with PGE-1 (alprostadil, prostaglandin E-1) or TriMix injection is usually tried and applied after failing to response to oral drugs - one of PDE-5 inhibitors such as Vaigra, Levita, Cialis, or Stendra. It's worthwhile to try but carries no 100% guaranty. So, work with urologist.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does erectile dysfunction sometimes clear up by itself?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: Erectile dysfunction is fairly common, especially as a man ages. In many instances it can improve or resolve if the factors that lead up to the problem improve or resolve such as better control of diabetes, weight loss, and control of high blood pressure.
A 21-year-old member asked:

At what age do men suffer from impotence?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Any: It can occur at any age but becomes more common the older one gets.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Are there any causes of erectile dysfunction that are preventable?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Absolutely: Most causes of ED are preventable. Smoking, obesity, alcoholism, high blood pressure and diabetes are the most common causes of ED and can be improved with better lifestyle choices.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is male impotence due to smoking ever reversible?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Maybe: It depends on how long you smoked. Smoking destroys the small blood vessels that open up to get erections. Consider getting a penile duplex ultrasound to evaluate penile blood flow.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Are constriction rings effective in treating erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: Rings trap blood in the erect penis and decrease venous leakage but there is a large amount of penile tissue in the pelvis that can't be constricted by a ring at the base of the penis.
Dr. James Kuan
Dr. James Kuan commented
Urology 22 years experience
use with some degree of caution. Wearing a ring for too long could affect the tissues by restricting healthy blood flow. I suggest using a ring that can be released or stretched to remove instead of solid ring, like metal.
Jan 26, 2012

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