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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Nocturnal Erection

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Is is it possible that depression causes nocturnal erections?

Is is it possible that depression causes nocturnal erections?

Nocturnal erections: Are normal and occur most nights in most men. They have nothing to do with depression. ...Read more

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Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more


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Can loss of nocturnal erections cause desensitation of penis making sex less pleasurable and harder to reach orgasm? Can this condition be improved?

Can loss of nocturnal erections cause desensitation of penis making sex less pleasurable and harder to reach orgasm?  Can this condition be improved?

No and yes,: The loss of nocturnal erections can not cause desensitization or difficulty in reaching an orgasm. The fact that you have no nocturnal erections, however, may be a symptom of other endocrine or medical problems which decrease libido and sex drive. You need a consult and lab studies with your physician to rule out medical problems. Meds, diabetes, low T and other disorders can cause this. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes erections?

What causes erections?

Here are some...: All parts of biological body are magically designed and composed in such a way to function coherently so to survive, grow, continue, and procreate. For penis, through "perfect" coordination of nerves, blood vessels, and muscles, the blood is diverted into the chambers of penis with its outflow temporarily shut so to maintain its needed rigidity for coitus to procreate. More? Ask and study... ...Read more

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How do thoughts cause erections?

How do thoughts cause erections?

Sexual arousal: The brain is the ultimate mediator of sexual arousal, capable of both initiating and suppressing erotic arousal. Whether it be tactile, visual or imagined stimuli, it is all processed though the brain. ...Read more

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What causes men to get an erection?

What causes men to get an erection?

Nerve impulses: That stimulate contraction of muscle tissue in the walls of blood vessels, inducing an erection. ...Read more

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What causes morning erections in men?

What causes morning erections in men?

The sleep cycle.: Erections occur as part of the sleep cycle. This is called nocturnal penile tumescence (npt) and occurs 3-5 times per night, with the last one noticed as a morning erection. The cause is not known, but there appears to be a neural and hormonal circuit which is disinhibited during sleep, specifically in the rem stage of sleep. ...Read more

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What in your body is the cause of erections?

What in your body is the cause of erections?

Here are some...: Getting good erection for procreation or pleasure requires all involved tissues, muscles, nerves being well-nourished, healthy, & working coherently in a seamless fashion like those for any parts or organs of the body do. Specifically, the genital organs can regulate blood inflow & outflow of the penis at right time in right way so to maintain penile rigidity for intercourse. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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My question is what causes one to get erections?

My question is what causes one to get erections?

Per Wikipedia:: "The arteries dilate causing the corpora cavernosa of the penis (and to a lesser extent the corpora spongiosum) to fill with blood; simultaneously the ischiocavernosus and bulbospongiosus muscles compress the veins of the corpora cavernosa restricting the egress and circulation of this blood. " ...Read more

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What can cause a painful erection for 3-5 hours?

What can cause a painful erection for 3-5 hours?

Priapism=not good: Prolonged erection that is unrelated to stimulation and is unrelieved by ejaculation =priapism which is painful and is considered an emergency. If not treated, which can lead to tissue death and thus injury to the penis and functional recovery may be in jeopardy. So if this is troubling u, call doc asap or go et er now. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause me to be unable to get an erection?

What could cause me to be unable to get an erection?

Several things: Ed can be a consequence of stress, hormonal issues such as low testosterone, medications, diseases such as diabetes, habits such as smoking and heart disease. This should be thoroughly evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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It hurts when i get an erection--what could cause this?

Peyronie's disease: This is one possible cause for painful erections. It also usually causes a penile angulation as well as the presence of a lump in the penis and often some degree of erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How can I cause an erection if I have trouble with that?

Friction: Direct stimulation to the penis is essential, and medications like Cialis or viagra (sildenafil) can help, too. . However, anxiety and "spectatoring" can interfere with the erectile response. It's important not to worry about it or force things - take time to enjoy other sensual pleasures with your partner that don't demand sexual performance. ...Read more

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What causes erections, even when there is no physical stimulation?

Here are some ...: You get erection because your body can selectively divert, & store the blood to the corporeal bodies of the penis within desirable pressure. These processes are accomplished by the well auto-regulated healthy nerves & circulations so to run the recycle of arousal, erection, orgasm/ ejaculation, detumescence & rest, but may be affected by drugs, lifestyle with progressive vulnerability over aging. ...Read more

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What could cause a man to lose an erection during the middle of sex?

What could cause a man to lose an erection during the middle of sex?

Multiple causes.: Psychological causes are common, especially if there is anxiety, or any thoughts or emotions that disrupt the cycle of arousal and stimulation. Physical causes include erectile dysfunction with age, diabetes, and atherosclerosis. One cause that is a medical emergency is penile fracture, where the fascial sheath of the erect penis tears during vigorous sex. This needs to be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What causes some men to have trouble getting and keeping an erection?

Many factors: An erection is a vascular, neurologic and hormonal event. Therefore, problems with blood vessels, nerves and hormones can all cause erection difficulties. A doctor's visit can help figure out where the problem is and provide appropriate treatment. The most concerning thing is that men under 50 with erectile difficulties have a 2 times higher risk of developing heart disease in the next 10 years. ...Read more

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Erection problems... What tests should I take to find causes.. Please list them down..

Erection problems... What tests should I take to find causes.. Please list them down..

First make sure: Your doctor undertakes a thorough history and physical. This will help guide he/she in regards to the need for further testing. Remember blindly testing for all possible hormonal, vascular, and neurologic issues is likely just to put you at undue risks/costs related to testing without yielding much information ... particularly if you are truly a healthy 28 year old gentleman. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would be the cause of a nightly erection that stays up all night?

Normal,...: Healthy men have nocturnal erections for 3-6 times lasting 10-60 minutes variably; that is normal, but the pattern of such erections widely varies among individuals. If such natural phenomenon disturbs you, seek professional evaluation/counseling. To get all thing done correctly, follow instructions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html, and other related categories... ...Read more

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What causes someone not to keep an erection . And what can I do about it that will work?

ED: There are numerous causes of erectile dysfunction. At 41 y/o it is never "normal". You should have a physical examination and evaluation by a physician. There are many good treatments available. The first step however is to try to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What causes a man to only be able to keep an erection a anyform oralaly and releas but not vaganaly?

What causes a man to only be able to keep an erection a anyform oralaly and releas but not vaganaly?

Psychological factor: Since you have no apparent problem with the physical aspect of obtaining an erection and climaxing when having oral sex performed on you, it appears there may be a psychological factor associated with vaginal intercourse. See urologist for eval and check up on this issue to be safe. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

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