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Difficulty Maintaining Erection Lying Down
I'm 28yrs old and have been having difficulty when it comes to sex. I have been unable to maintain an erection during intercourse. I can achieve one q?
Erectile dysfunction: If you get good erections spontaneously, then it is not likely an anatomic problem. This may be due to anxiety. Do your best to try and get comfortable, and stay focused and interested. If you are worried, worried, worried about how it is going to go, you are likely to have difficult performing. Read more
What are the recommended initial treatments for premature ejaculation and difficulty maintaining an erection?
Male sexual problems: There could be different treatments depending upon the medical condition that may underlie either of these problems. First thing to do is to get a medical evaluation. There are so many men suffering from this, and have shame and fear for something they can't help. Just the number of questions about these problems on health tap confirms how widespread this is. Please have compassion for yourself. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low energy, moody, and difficulty getting and maintaining an erection. Do I need testosterone or ED medication?
Decreased libido: Your presentation could possibly be a benign pituitary tumor which you want to have evaluated because as as it grows will displace normal tissue. If imaging is negative and hormonal levels are normal look for disease states which alter the autonomic nervous system function most commonly allergy or sleep disturbances or both eg sleep apnea.this obviously assumes normal physical exam to include geni Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Erectyle problem, having trouble sometimes getting and maintaining an erection. Still able to reach climax when my erection stays?
Need evaluated: This can be caused by any mumber of causes and there are several treatment options for ED. If you have not yet been evaluated I suggest you see a urologist for an evaluation Read more
Hi, I'm having troubles maintaining an erection during intercourse, what could be the problem? I'm 30 years old I watch what I eat and I'm fit.
Many possibilities: Sorry to hear of your difficulties. Number of possible causes - stress/anxiety, relationship problems, effect of alcohol or drugs (recreational or prescribed) or medical condition such as diabetes or hormone disorder. Best to consult a doctor here to tease all this out as may need tests. They can also advise on treatment options - there are quite a few that are likely to be successful Read more
I can easily get erections but when I do condom sex I can't maintain erection I've tried without and I didn't have a problem but don't want to risk it?
Erectile Dysfunction: You've made a smart decision to wrap it up & use a condom when having sex. However, your erectile dysfunction may be due to loss of sensitivity from that specific brand of condoms. Try using a different brand that's thinner or (claims to be) more sensitive. Of course, your ED may also be due to performance anxiety. BTW, if you haven't already received yours, ask your FamilyDoc about HPV vaccine. Read more
I had a stroke in july, taking multiple meds. I can't keep an erection, what could be the problem? I am 57 years old. As stated above I suffered a severe stroke some months ago. Since then I have been unable to get and/or maintain an erection.
Meds?: While stroke itself could be the cause of your problem, it is much more common for erectile dysfunction to be a side effect of medications. Ask your doctor to review your meds carefully. Beta blockers and water pills (atenolol, hydrochlorothiazide) are common offenders. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely to work: if your sexual problem is psychological, do not expect for viagra (sildenafil) to work. It is not a risk-free medications and has been known to cause heart problems in the wrong patient. Viagra (sildenafil) is to help older men who have problems getting enough blood flow to the penis. It solves a plumbing issue, where is your problem is one with the control of the faucet. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Iam 23y/o afew months ago lost libido and spontaneous erections, dificulties maintaining erections in masturbating, testosterone1.7/ml what is problem?
Get medical workup:
I have never seen testosterone reported in the units you gave. It is usually in ng/dl or
nmol/l. Nonetheless when a young man loses morning erections or cannot maintain one a medical workup is indicated. Medications, stress, and various medical conditions need to be ruled out. Read more
24, hypospadius two surgeries to repair it, 3 &12 yrs old. I have two holes that function. Problem with maintaining an erection is it related?
Urethral fistula: Your repairs were done relatively late. Presume 2nd operation needed because you chad a complication from first, likely a fistula. High recurrence rate of hypospadias fistula following repair. Suggest u consult experienced pediatric urologist. Erectile dysfunction might be related to repairs, psychological or other causes. Pediatric urologist, if uc 1, 4 fistula could refer you to local ed expert. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 21 years old. I have a downward curvature in my penis near the base. Lately it has been nearly impossible for me to get and maintain an erection?
I just moved and I'm finding that I cannot get or maintain an erection. I didn't have this problem at the old home. On zyprexa but didn't have prob b4?
May well be zyprexa: Decreased erectile function is a common side effect of this whole class of drugs, and the side effect may occur at any time during its use, although it is usually present earlier in the course of treatment. Other things, like anxiety/stress over moving or other aspects of your changed circumstances may also be contributing. Talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist about this problem. Read more
Hi diabetic from 8 years, unable to maintain erection for more than 1 minute, please tell me its a problem of venous insufficiency or venous leak. Thanks?
See urologist...: Despite of young age, 26, the history suggests diabetes-related nerve impairment leading to ed although venous leak may be the culprit. Remember: every life event results from its multifactorial lifelong making, so, collect the feature, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed consequence of events, bring those to urologist for analysis, more history, physicals, and tests as needed. Read more
Had inflammation of penis from 1/2 way up to about 3/4 up shaft 2 weeks ago. Swelling has gone down, but struggle to now get and maintain erection?
Consult with a UROLOGIST!
Ask your PCP for a referral!
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My penis, when erect, bends severely to the left an downward. There is also a hard lump at the left side of the base. Why? I have no trouble obtaining or maintaining an erection. The bend makes use painful.
You: You have what is called peyronie's disease. It should be treated if it interferes with sexual activity. It should be treated by a urologist who is familair with treatment of this condition and has a lot of experience. Treatment ranges form pills to local injection or surgery. A new treatment with ultrasound is also being tried by some investigators and you should look in to it. You can get information on internet. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend (20 yr old) once a week will not be able to maintain an erection. However, in other days we have sex we have no problem. Does he have ED?
What are good medicines to manage my impotence while being on Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). My problem is not with anorgasm but having and maintaining an erection.
Would switch med.: I really don't like medicating the side effect of another medication. My first thought would be to see if that issue goes away with a different med, other than Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). If it doesn't, of if you just really think Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) works well for you, you'd have to take the Viagra-type meds to help with your erection. Read more
Doctor iam unable to maintain an erection no physchological concerns and diabities what is the problem and I have given my penis a plenty of break..
Here are some. ..: If indeed you have had no sex obsession, see urologist for a comprehensive evaluation with reviewing your general health Hx, specific detailed sex life/practice, possible drug use/abuse, lifestyle, etc., conducting proper physicals, ordering tests as needed so to deduce possible causes for inability to maintain erection for proposing reasonable Rx. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CBC/Hormone levels/heart echo are fine. 21 yr old. Issues maintaining erection. What are the chances its an actual problem and not psychological?
Here are some. ..: Try: Seriously take on practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession - sex / masturbation included; partake sex / maturbation no more than 2 x weekly, but only after a full mental and physical rest & recovery and not with a full stomach or overuse of alcohol and drugs affecting central nerve systems. More? To http://formefirst. Com/eBlogList. Html. These measures are sure to help.. Read more
Are there any other options then avodart hate the side effects had every bad symptom from inability maintain an erection, decrease in sex drive, problem ejaculating. Was taking for slow urine flow rate. I stopped taking is there any over-the-counter
Finasteride is an alternative to avodart (dutasteride). Unfortunately, it has a very similar side effect protocol to Avodart (dutasteride) as it has the same mechanism of action.
Alpha blockers like tamsulosin, sildosin or alfuzosin are very good at improving a patient's force of stream. However, they too can cause a decrease in your ejaculate. They should not however interfere with your sex drive. They would really provide your best chance for symptomatic relief.
I would also speak to your urologist about the possiblity of surgical intervention. However this too will likely wipe out your ejaculate.
As for alternative products, there have been two randomized control trials looking at saw palmetto published in the nejm that have shown that it does not work. As for other products, I do not know of any hard data showing that they work. Read more
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