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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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


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I'm getting embarrassing erections at first glimpse/thought of anyone attractive. I have med:long lasting sex regularly. No s/e w/ ℞. What can I do?

I'm getting embarrassing erections at first glimpse/thought of anyone attractive. I have med:long lasting sex regularly. No s/e w/ ℞. What can I do?

NORMAL: Supportive undergarments can keep this from becoming embarrassing. It is difficult to avoid it lasting while thinking about it and fixing on the issue however. Try and divert your attention elsewhere. Keep a pack of cards to busy your mind. ...Read more

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How long after folie catheter removal before a full erection is possible normally. It has been 5 days and I currently have a s.p.c. Could that effect?

How long after folie catheter removal before a full erection is possible normally.  It has been 5 days and I currently have a s.p.c. Could that effect?

Here are some ...: If you had a fully functional penis before procedures for S.P.C. and urethral Foley's catheter insertion, I would not rush to worry about the return of erection but give time to recover since the negative effects from anesthesia, notably from general anesthesia, may widely vary and linger, especially when SPC is still in and may cause irritation interfering the process of achieving erection. ...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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Cannot hold an erection?

Cannot hold an erection?

See your physician.: The inability to get or sustain an erection is called erectile dysfunction or ed. There are many causes. Stress, depression & anxiety are among many important psychological factors. Alcohol, tobacco & substance abuse can contribute. Medications & medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure are also causes. See you physician, much can be done to help. ...Read more

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How to get strong erection ?

How to get strong erection ?

Erectiions: Lots of factors mostly revolve around the psychology of sex, sexual excitement and relationship with your partner, but diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and vascular diseas as well as many medications can affect strength of erections. Also low testosterone levels in blood. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a problem of erection?

I have a problem of erection?

Age?: How old are you. If you smoke stop. If you drink too much stop theat too. Exercise. If you are already doing all i the above, ten a visit to yur doctor should help figure the cause. ...Read more

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Problem with the sex erection?

Problem with the sex erection?

May need viagra (sildenafil): You should see a urologist and be evaluated to see if this has an organic basis. If so, there are several medications such as viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis that may be helpful, or other methods if these do not work. Go see someone and get this evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Erectile problem for six years?

Erectile problem for six years?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of erectile dysfunction or impotence. Stress is very common cause, eg relationship w/partner, money, job, family, etc. Poor lifestyle choices like tobacco & excess alcohol also lead to ed. Chronic health disease & medications to treat such, eg high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, depression, hair loss, etc can cause ed. Go see your family doc for complete evaluati. ...Read more

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Could you die with an erection?

Could you die with an erection?

No, but...: At dying, no more circulation to keep up penile erect and rigid is possible so it's "no" to your question. But, it's been known that occasionally men die of heart attack during intercourse, especially while taking nitrate with pde-5i, such as viagra (sildenafil). More? Ask doctor. Best wish... ...Read more