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What are the signs of impotence?

What are the signs of impotence?

Impotence: Impotence in a male generally refers to the inability to achieve a firm erection or maintain one for vaginal penetration and having satisfactory sexual performance with your partner. Anal penetration may be difficult even for a potent male. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more


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What are the causes of impotence?

What are the causes of impotence?

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 more

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Does methadone cause impotence?

Does methadone cause impotence?

Yes, it can: Hello. Yes, Methadone can certainly cause this due to long term opioid use and its effects on your testosterone. You should ask your provider to check a hormone panel if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction with opioid use. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can bronchitis cause impotence?

Can bronchitis cause impotence?

Not directly, but: If you are not breathing adequately, your body will stay geared for "fight or flight" and not relax so the "feed or breed" (psns) can take over. So too much working to breathe will inhibit erection. Optimize lung disease first, then see urologist if problem persists. ...Read more

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Does clomifene cause impotence ?

Does clomifene cause impotence ?

No: Clomiphene is used in an attempt to stimulate ovulation in women or sperm production in males and increase fertility. It has no effect on sexual function. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Can diabetes cause impotence in men?

Diabetes, impotence: Yes , diabetes is one of the most common causes of impotence. Other causes are high blood pressure, high blood lipids, smoking, low testosterone, and some medications can be problematic. ...Read more

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How does online porn cause impotence ?

How does online porn cause impotence ?

It Doesn't: There is no evidence that viewing pornography online will lead to impotence. However, if your significant other is devoting time to online pornography rather than directing his/her attention to you this may indicate a lack of intimacy in your relationship, which could lead to impotence and sexual dysfunction. Consider discussing this with your primary doctor or seeing a relationship counselor. ...Read more

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Does impotence have to do with diabetes?

Does impotence have to do with diabetes?

ED: Yes, quite often diabetics have some degree of ed due to the effects of diabetes on small vessels and nerve conduction. ...Read more

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Any solution for male impotence due diabetes?

ED: There are many options. Diabetes is a very common cause of erectile dysfunction. See a urologist to discuss options. They range from pills to penile prosthesis surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Impotence (Definition)

Impotence = pattern of inability ...Read more