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A lot of things: Erectile functioning is dependent on multiple systems in our bodies coordinating to facilitate dilation of the erectile chambers of the penis, called the corpora cavernosa. This includes an intact central and peripheral nervous system, arteries and veins. Medications are a cause of impotence. Depression can present as ed too. A patient with ed should see a urologist for a complete workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same thing: Erectile dysfunction is medical term for impotence which is defined as inability to attain & sustain an erection adequate for penetration leading to distress. So if it doesn't bother you, it's not ed. But let's also be realistic in that our refractory period (time between having an orgasm and attaining another erection) increases w/age, so don't claim ed if you can't have sex 5x/d @ 99yo like 18yo. ...Read more
Side effects: Any time you try a new drug, regardless if for impotence or some other reason, you risk side effects. All medication, prescription or otc, all supplement, no matter how natural, organic, herbal, etc, has potential side effects. They can also interact w/other meds & supplements. Pde5 inhibitors can cause hypotension if taken w/nitrates. Caverject & Edex require an injection. Find out all your optio. ...Read more
Yes (read remainder): Yes, it's possible, but that doesn't prove cause & effect. More likely than not, it was just coincidental. In other words, you were bound to get an episode of erectile dysfunction regardless of whether you had a body massage or not. On the other hand, let's say you felt guilty about your massage, that stress could translate into ed w/your partner. But a physical link? Not likely. ...Read more
Where are you cold?: Regardless of what you mean by "coldness", it's still a good idea to go see your family doc for an evaluation, whether for peripheral vascular disease or hypothyroidism or other manifestation of "coldness". At the same time, your family doc can also investigate your erectile dysfunction ; offer some options. Start by addressing your relationship w/partner, then your health ; lifestyle. ...Read more
ED happens to every1: Every guy is going to have a bout or two or more of ed during his lifetime. Keep that in mind the first time it happens, laugh it off & realize that there are other forms of sexual activity. With that in mind, ask yourself if you are healthy or were just diagnosed w/medical condition or given medications. Or did you smoke or drink or take illicit drugs prior to your attempt. Perhaps extra stress? ...Read more
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