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Physical Impotence Versus Psychological Impotence
Both: Erectile dysfunction can be caused by both physical and/or psychological conditions. It is important to undergo routine testing to evaluate for a physical condition that can be treated, if identified. A good history should also be taken to identify psychological stressors that can cause erection problems. Usually, the treatment of either of these factors will improve the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask yourself!: Are you anxious about your performance? I mean more so than average guy? Are you in a unhealthy relationship in which you're looking for a way out? Are you worried about work, money, family, friends, etc? Are you depressed? The above & more point towards a non-physical cause of ed. Smoking, drinking to excess, other illicit drugs, obesity, diabetes, high BP & cholesterol etc point to physical. ...Read more
Is there any medical test to tell whether its psychological erectile dysfunction or physical impotenc?
ED: There is an old fashion test called the stamp test....Old school....Put a series of stamps around the penis before you go to bed, in am if strip of stamps is broken you have psychogenic issue....Is not you have organic ed...It is all about having erections when you sleep, if you do the system works....If you don't then trouble..Lmorning erections also tell you possible mental issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used penis extender and drugs on top of the penis.erectile dysfunction ever since 2 years ago expert said is psychological. Analysis i should do?
Not on the internet: I am sorry to continue to report but without an examination and some testing there is no answer going to come from strangers on the internet. We do not know who this 'expert' was; what they really said or recored from the visit and what testing you have had done. Your answer will only come from an in person expert. If you do not agree with the previous expert you need a second opinion. ...Read more
Does Psychological trauma due to distressing
sexual experience causes erectile dysfunction? i have ED from 10 months after failed in sexual experience
It can: Yes, it can contribute but you should first see your doctor to rule out medical causes of ED, then address it's psychological consequences. Many medical conditions can be otherwise asymptomatic and yet cause ED as can many medications. You can most certainly be treated and regain normal sexual functioning along with return of your confidence. ...Read more
What are causes of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation apart from psychological m pre diabetic?
Urologist says I have self limiting peyronies plague.but he didnt link it to my erectile dysfunction.he says it is psychological.can this be possible?
ED: Possible. Have you talked to your doctor about the possibility of a hormonal problem? Other issues are possible vascular problems. ...Read more
What is the treatment of erectile dysfunction secondary to psychological trauma due to a distressing sexual experience ?
Sounds a little like: PTSD, but such a dx needs to be made by a sex therapist, or psychologist with experience with sexual trauma. ED, if all physical causes have been eliminated, is largely about anxiety, in your case probably about potentially emotionally revisiting the trauma, triggered by sexual stimuli. The tx is relaxation, sensate focus, and desensitization--standard tx's for anxiety, applied to sexuality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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