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Trouble getting erection lately. Any tips to help this problem?

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Trouble getting erection lately. Any tips to help this problem?

Here is...: Your depicted scenario at 32 without significant noticeable health issues strongly hints that sex overindulgence & obsession might have taken its toll on you or say - falling victim to sex obsession. If so, here is the best medicine: Slow down and practice low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as foundation of healthcare & key to longevity & happiness. ...Read more

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I got a circumcision a month ago on June 21 and now that it's been a month I'm having allot of trouble getting erections during sex please help

I got a circumcision a month ago on June 21 and now that it's been a month I'm having allot of trouble getting erections during sex please help

Adult circumcision: Your sensitivity level has changed and you likely have become self-conscious which interferes w/spontaneous responses such as erections. If your doc says your health is fine, consider seeing a licensed sex therapist for a few educational sessions. W/out foreskin the head of your penis may feel less sensitive because the tissue thickens but will function just fine. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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39 and been married 9 years. Have a decent sex life recently having trouble getting erection with her. Erect in morning. Constantly anxious abt this?

39 and been married 9 years. Have a decent sex life recently having trouble getting erection with her. Erect in morning. Constantly anxious abt this?

Stress causes ED: If you notice a morning erection, then there does not appear to be anything functionally wrong with "the plumbing". You mentioned being anxious. If you are experiencing a lot of stress in your life or feel anxiety about your sexual performance or possible failure, it is sure to kill an erection. Make time for a quiet, relaxing getaway, without pressure and reconnect with each other. ...Read more

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Can to much masturbation cause me to have trouble getting erections of does having a micro penis have something to do with it?

Can to much masturbation cause me to have trouble getting erections of does having a micro penis have something to do with it?

Erectile dysfunction: ED can be a physical or mental issue. Excessive viewing of pornography can cause male sexual dysfunction by lowering libido and eventually leading to an inability to get an erection. You might just try changing your habits (reduce porn consumption and masturbation) and spend more time with your partner. The real world is a better more healthy place. ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble getting an erection when with a girl in bed if I am only 18? How do I fix this? I still get full normal erections randomly.

Why am I having trouble getting an erection when with a girl in bed if I am only 18? How do I fix this? I still get full normal erections randomly.

Anxiety: Possibilities include performance anxiety and the wrong partner. It's reassuring that you are getting full normal erections randomly. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years old and I have trouble getting an erection. Also, when I do get aroused, I ejaculate prematurely. What is my problem? What meds are avail

I'm 23 years old and I have trouble getting an erection. Also, when I do get aroused, I ejaculate prematurely. What is my problem? What meds are avail

See urologist: You will need complete evaluation by an urologist to find out why you are having trouble with erection. Premature ejaculation is common. Increasing the frequency of sex and foreplay may be help. Your doc may consider medications to delay ejac but need to make sure it does not interfere with erection. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble getting an erection and my scrotum is constricting my balls. I believe I have a UTI but I'm not sure why I can't get hard.?

See your urologist: There are several possibilities. This is probably a very treatable problem. A urologist should be able to diagnose it and treat it. I would expect it is easily treatable. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble getting an erection and my scrotum is constricting my balls. I believe I have a UTI but I'm not sure why I can't get hard. Help?

I'm having trouble getting an erection and my scrotum is constricting my balls. I believe I have a UTI but I'm not sure why I can't get hard. Help?

See your doctor...: You have multiple urologic complaints: erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infection and testicular pain. I would recommend seeing your doctor and having a physical exam including a rectal exam. A urinalysis and urine culture can help diagnosis a uti.
You may need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have trouble getting a erection?

I have trouble getting a erection?

ED&LOW T EVAL: ED & Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. It needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels. Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including ED/anxiety/depression/insomnia/ ...Read more

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So the bf is having trouble getting an erection. How can I help with this?

So the bf is having trouble getting an erection. How can I help with this?

Get seen: If he's not able to get an erection with you or with his favorite images / pictures / adult ideas or while he's sleeping, he needs to be evaluated by a competent physician. Prolactinoma and hemochromatosis are two common causes that physicians may miss. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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I'm 18yo and I have trouble getting an erection. What should I do?

I'm 18yo and I have trouble getting an erection. What should I do?

Simple test: The simplest test is to wrap a piece of toilet paper around your penis (snug but not tight) and hold it with a small piece of tape. If it rips then the you had an erection during the night/am - most med in this age group will - and the issue is psychological. If it doesn't - and repeatedly doesn't - then go see doctor as a wide variety of hormonal and neurological problems can start with this. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's common for a 22 year old male to have trouble getting an erection?

Highly abnormal: I'm going to assume that you're having this difficulty when you're looking at your favorite 'adult' pictures / thinking your favorite 'adult' things, rather than with a partner with whom you may not be comfortable. This is VERY serious. Get with your physician. You may have a prolactinoma, hemochromatosis, or something else. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have trouble getting an erection if you have a hernia?

Could it be healthy to have trouble getting an erection if you have a hernia?

Hernia and ED: There are many causes for ed. The presence of hernia alone is not usually the primary cause for ed. However pain associated with a hernia, especially if severe, may certainly be a contributing component. It is perhaps wise to discuss the entire complex situation with your family physician or surgeon to thoroughly evaluate all potential causes for ed, and potentially consider repair of the hernia. ...Read more

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Can asthma or asthma medications give me trouble getting an erection? I've never had this problem till they put me on these meds for asthma? Help

Can asthma or asthma medications give me trouble getting an erection? I've never had this problem till they put me on these meds for asthma? Help

Erection problem: I see asmanex as your asthma medication and methylprednisone. Methylprednisone is usually temporary and if that's the reason for erection dysfunction, then it should restore soon after it's discontinued. Asmanex doesn't list erectile dysfunction as a side effect. If there is any other medication you are on, let us know. ...Read more

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I have trouble getting an erection because of Avodart (dutasteride) which I have taken for over four years. How long must I stop it before my erection returns?

I have trouble getting an erection because of Avodart (dutasteride) which I have taken for over four years. How long must I stop it before my erection returns?

Check w/ your doctor: You can also check with your pharmacist. Be sure to ask about alternative medication that may not cause erectile dysfunction to avoid problems from BPH from returning once off the meds. The length of time is probably different for different people however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cant maintain an erection, trouble getting an erection, but still able to reach orgasm once erection is obtained, what is wrong with me?

Cant maintain an erection, trouble getting an erection, but still able to reach orgasm once erection is obtained, what is wrong with me?

Erectile Dysfunction: Certainly there are now many pills on the market that may be helpful in your situation. However, at age 25 we need to look for reasons that you are having a problem. Do you have diabetes, is your testosterone low, do you have significant depression, is the stress in your life severe right now, are there significant other problems. Therefore, get in and see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having trouble getting an erection since having a vasectomy. It also hurts when I ejaculate when my girl and I do have sex. What can I do to fi?

I am having trouble getting an erection since having a vasectomy. It also hurts when I ejaculate when my girl and I do have sex. What can I do to fi?

Here are some. ..: Vasectomy doesn't affect testosterone secretion so it shouldn't alter your erectile ability. However, occasional post-vasectomy men may have scrotal pain at sex arousal and ejaculation, in time resulting in ED. How to handle such? See evaluation and counseling by a competent urologist. To proceed with such care. Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble getting an erection after recovering from a pelvis fracture and torn urethra?

Why am I having trouble getting an erection after recovering from a pelvis fracture and torn urethra?

Nerve&artery injury: Injury to the urethra is usually associated with severe pelvic trauma in males. The results of such an injury can have enduring consequences that include stricture, impotence, and incontinence. Impotence has an incidence of 13% to 30% in patients with pelvic fracture and urethral distraction injury treated with early catheter placement (without pelvic-suprapubic exploration). These patients presumably had less-severe urethral disruption. Impotence was much higher (48%–72%) in a group of patients who ultimately required open repair and likely had more-severe, complete urethral distraction. Secondary damage to the penile parasympathetic nerves (cavernosal nerves lateral to the prostatomembranous urethra behind the symphysis) and arterial insufficiency are believed to account for impotence in these injuries. Disruption of the pubis is the most likely cause of impotence in this injury.

The severe injuries that lead to posterior urethral injuries can also damage the delicate nerves that run alongside the urethra deep within the body and provide the signal to the penis to become erect for sexual activity. Approximately 50% of men who have urethral injuries from pelvic fractures will have some degree of erectile dysfunction once they recover. This may range from very mild to complete erectile dysfunction, but several treatment options do exist. Erectile dysfunction caused by the surgery to repair the urethra (rather than the injury itself) is uncommon. ...Read more

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