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A 59-year-old member asked:

What can i do for erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Rabii Madi
Urology 23 years experience
ED: If you are relatively healthy and not taking nitrates for chest pain, i would remcommend pd5 inhibitors such as viagra, cialis, or levitra (vardenafil).
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Evaluation, medication: Erectile dysfunction is common in men over 50, and may occur at younger ages for a variety of reasons. See your doctor to be screened for the cause of ed. The most common treatment is a pill that to take when needed, but for more severe cases of ED that do not respond to medication, there are surgical options (implants).

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A 23-year-old male asked:

What is transcient erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Temporary ED: Transient or temporary erectile dysfunction is more likely due to stress, performance anxiety, excess alcohol, etc rather than to anatomy or chronic disease such as diabetes & cholesterol. Tobacco can lead to both transient and then chronic ed if you continue to smoke. Best to avoid altogether. No good reason to continue smoking.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of erectile dysfunction?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Unable to get erect: For lack of a better description, erectile dysfunction is the inability to obtain & maintain an erection (hard on) adequate for sexual activity leading to distress. Note that w/o distress, there is no dysfunction. Ed has many causes that should be considered & treated rather than masking w/medications, although these new drugs have revolutionized treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:

My husband is having erectile dysfunction! why?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Many possibilities: You didn't mention age, medical history, medications or lifestyle. But in general, erectile dysfunction is more common as we age, possibly due to ravages of time & poor lifestyle, eg smoking, excess alcohol, etc. Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, etc can all cause ed. So can medications used to treat many conditions. Low testosterone might have a role. Go see md.
A member asked:

Is erectile dysfunction painful?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: Erectile dysfunction (ed) is not painful. It is simply the inability to obtain or maintain an erection sufficient enough for sexual intercourse. There is a condition called peyronie's which is scarring of the chambers of the penis which can lead to bending or curvature of the penis and this can be painful but it is a seperate condition from ed.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Im experiencing erectile dysfunction ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Time to see a doctor: To assess if a person's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, older age, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. For a guy in his 20's, a psychologist and urologist may also help.

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