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Inability To Sustain An Erection (Overview)

Impotence or Erectile dysfunction describes inability to initiate or maintain a satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse.


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Can a UTI cause erectile dysfunction? It burns when I pee and I can't sustain an erection. No STDs.

Can a UTI cause erectile dysfunction? It burns when I pee and I can't sustain an erection. No STDs.

Here are some. ..: I don't know how to answer this Q for a 1-yr male. But generally, erectile dysfunction (ED) is not directly related with UTI, but which may exert anxiety leading to fear to perform through misunderstanding. So, get a checkout to ensure no UTI and investigate what may be identifiable contributing factors for your ED through detailed Hx, exam, and tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for Rx... ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
203 Doctors shared insights

Inability To Sustain An Erection (Overview)

Impotence or Erectile dysfunction describes inability to initiate or maintain a satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse.


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I just began a new relationship but discovered inability to sustain an erection. Wassup?

I just began a new relationship but discovered inability to sustain an erection. Wassup?

Many possibilities: Sorry but I can't figure out if you're female (patty) or male. Regardless, inability to sustain an erection is known as impotence or erectile dysfunction. This is common in men as we age, especially if our lifestyle choices are not ideal, eg smoking excess alcohol, etc. Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression can cause ed. So can medications. Time to go see family doc. ...Read more

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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has inability to sustain an erection, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has inability to sustain an erection, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Nothing and alot: Many men are embarrassed and ashamed to have to see a physician. In fact, "nothing" will happen if he is not evaluated, and "everything" can happen - ED is a barometer of an individual's overall health. He could have depression, underlying diabetes or vascular disease, . ... If left undx'd/treated these conditions could hurt him in he long term. You could wind up divorced. He should seek help.. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause erectile dysfunction? It burns when I pee and I can't sustain an erection. No STDs.

Here are some. ..: I don't know how to answer this Q for a 1-yr male. But generally, erectile dysfunction (ED) is not directly related with UTI, but which may exert anxiety leading to fear to perform through misunderstanding. So, get a checkout to ensure no UTI and investigate what may be identifiable contributing factors for your ED through detailed Hx, exam, and tests as needed so to deduce possible Dx for Rx... ...Read more

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How to figure out why can't my boyfriend sustain an erection?

Ideas: If he can't sustain an erection with his favorite "adult" images or fantasies -- and he may or may not tell you -- he needs to get with his physician. Hemochromatosis and prolactinoma are only two possible concerns. Otherwise, agree that for two weeks you will not attempt intercourse but work on finding other ways to give each other physical ; emotional pleasure. Explore well ; problem self-cures. ...Read more

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What would cause a young man to not be able to sustain an erection even though he is aroused?

What would cause a young man to not be able to sustain an erection even though he is aroused?

Alcohol drugs or psy: Alcohol commonly increases sexuyal desire but interferes with men acheiving or sustaining erection. Many mediactions can interfere with erec tile potential. Anxiety about ability to have or sustain an erection is a very common cause of this problem. ...Read more

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What could prevent a man from being able to sustain an erection?

Many things: Including stress and other psychologic issues. But other things including medications, vascular, hormonal and neurologic issues can contribute too. If you find this to be a particularly bothersome issue, consider reviewing this with your doctor to better define what may be the issue (s) at hand for you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I'm 20 years old, diabetic and for the last two weeks I can't sustain an erection help!?

May be...: Inability to sustain erection to complete intercourse indicates the coherent working ability of your muscles, nerves, and circulation for erection has slowly depleted to the level not capable enough. Such a process is a lifelong making and moves in a highly variable pace among individuals, and related with the combination of genetic factors, lifestyle, diseases like dm, drugs, etc.

See urologist. ...Read more

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I took HGH at 19 and now at 22 I can't sustain an erection and it is hard to get hard initially, after I cum, it is almost impossible, is HGH the cause?

Very unlikely: But why did you take hgh? Was it medical or recreational? Did you also take anabolics, which can cause later problems with hormone levels. Check w/your doctor or see an endocrinologist. Further, men take a period of time after ejaculation before they are able to again achieve an erection. It's called the "refractory period" and is shortest when young. ...Read more

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I can't seem to sustain an erection while having sex and im 23?

I can't seem to sustain an erection while having sex and im 23?

Many causes: Ed is a very common in males. However, in a 23 year old, a workup is warranted to find a treatbale cause. This may be due to a physical cause or psychological factors. Causes may include varicocele, hypogonadism, or hormonal imbalance. Routine blood studies and a physical examination will identify potential problems and help tailor a specific treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that you are more likely to get and sustain an erection with a smaller penis?

Is it true that you are more likely to get and sustain an erection with a smaller penis?

Yes: To a small extent, yes. A large penis is often not as rigid as a smaller one when erect. See, you have something to be thankful for after all. ...Read more

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How can I get my penis to sustain an erection for longer periods of time?

Depends: You need to be more specific, if you ejaculate as soon as you penetrate and your penis looses the erection, you may fit the diagnosis of premature ejaculation.

Sexual therapy, Lidocaine cream and some anti depressants may work.

If you are having signs of erectile dysfunction and physical and male hormones are normal, a trial of viagra/cialis/levitra known as phosphodiesterase inhibitors may work. ...Read more

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Vasculogenic leak in penis because of thrauma, confirmed. Cannot get or sustain an erection. I'm 25 yo. Is there a surgery option? Please : (

Vasculogenic leak in penis because of thrauma, confirmed. Cannot get or sustain an erection. I'm 25 yo. Is there a surgery option? Please : (

ED: Surgical repair can be done with limited success. Vacuum erection device is an alternative. Intracorporeal injections can be use depending on amount of vasculogenic leakage and the ultimate treatment a penile prosthesis. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have trouble getting or maintaining an erection. Is this erectile dysfunction? What causes it?

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Sometimes I have trouble getting or maintaining an erection. Is this erectile dysfunction? What causes it?

Erectile dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual activity. There are many causes ranging from stress in its many forms eg work, money, relationships, performance anxiety etc, to lifestyle eg smoking & excess alcohol, to health eg heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes etc, to medication side effects. Discuss above w/ur doc ...Read more

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Can someone with partial erectile dysfunction keep the erection till penetration and ejaculation?

Can someone with partial erectile dysfunction keep the erection till penetration and ejaculation?

Yes and may need medications: Erectile dysfunction is most often the result of venous leak. Venus leak occurs when there is inadequate relaxation of the erectile tissue which is required to entrap blood in the 2 penile cylinders cylinders that lead to an erection. It is best to see your primary care physician or urologist to help the find the cause of the erectile dysfunction. If it's venous leak medicines will be effective. ...Read more

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Can cystoscopy cause erectile dysfunction? 5 months after the cystoscopy and I'm having erection problems now age 19

Can cystoscopy cause erectile dysfunction? 5 months after the cystoscopy and I'm having erection problems now age 19

Ans: Why did a 19 yo have a cystoscope? Need better history here. The urethra could be transfixed and if you have any residual pain this could affect you. You need to give more history ...Read more

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Is it possible to have complete erectile dysfunction from psycological issues for 3 days when your 16 I woke up and had a semi erection this morning?

Is it possible to have complete erectile dysfunction from psycological issues for 3 days when your 16 I woke up and had a semi erection this morning?

Possible: If you only have rigid am erections, but not during intercourse, this may be anxiety related. You should see urologist to have full workup and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could erectile dysfunction have anything to do with a person's prostate? My erection last a couple of minutes even when I am aroused down there. I need help staying erect a lot longer that.

Could erectile dysfunction have anything to do with a person's prostate? My erection last a couple of minutes even when I am aroused down there. I need help staying erect a lot longer that.

Your doc: Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusing on your "performance" which interferes also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do some preop transgender women get erections just fine while others have erectile dysfunction?

Why do some preop transgender women get erections just fine while others have erectile dysfunction?

Hormones: Hormone levels and a variety of other psychological and physical reasons. The goal is to diminish that and increase the feminization with the right doses of hormone and testosterone blockers. ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for erectile dysfunction? My husband taking too much time for erection and some times not achieving erection at all.

What is the cause and treatment for erectile dysfunction? My husband taking too much time for erection and some times not achieving erection at all.

Take him to his doc: Since you are 21yo, I'm going to assume that he is about your age. In that case, it is less likely for erectile dysfunction to be due to medical condition such as diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. More common in this age group, stress eg work, relationship (how are you two getting along?), family, money, tobacco, excess alcohol are issues. If none of these, then go see family doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 21, sometimes I can't get an erection or able to keep it long enough. I also ejaculate prematurely. Is this erectile dysfunction? What can help me?

I'm 21, sometimes I can't get an erection or able to keep it long enough. I also ejaculate prematurely. Is this erectile dysfunction? What can help me?

Erectile dysfunction: There are various reasons that cause this difficulty, some medical and others psychological. For instance men who are overly anxious when becoming intimate often have difficulty maintaining an erection. Consult with a urologist and if cleared medically and the problem persists consult a clinical psychologist who can help you understand and treat this problem. My best. ...Read more

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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


Erection (Definition)

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