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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Inability To Sustain An Erection (Overview)

Inability to sustain an erection, a type of impotence, is a clinical finding in which a male cannot maintain an erect penis despite wanting to and having achieved an erection at first.


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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)

Inability to sustain an erection, a type of impotence, is a clinical finding in which a male cannot maintain an erect penis despite wanting to and having achieved an erection at first.


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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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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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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

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Erectile dysfunction refers to 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