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What Causes Some Men To Have Trouble Getting And Keeping An Erection
Many factors: An erection is a vascular, neurologic and hormonal event. Therefore, problems with blood vessels, nerves and hormones can all cause erection difficulties. A doctor's visit can help figure out where the problem is and provide appropriate treatment. The most concerning thing is that men under 50 with erectile difficulties have a 2 times higher risk of developing heart disease in the next 10 years. ...Read more
The sleep cycle.: Erections occur as part of the sleep cycle. This is called nocturnal penile tumescence (npt) and occurs 3-5 times per night, with the last one noticed as a morning erection. The cause is not known, but there appears to be a neural and hormonal circuit which is disinhibited during sleep, specifically in the rem stage of sleep. ...Read more
I am a men with poor erection, I only get erected once a day (after 24 hours). Is this normal? If not, what is wrong? Please help!
Sexuality: I understand your concern. There is nothing physiological wrong with you if you have erection. Do not feel inadequate if it is only once a day. Do not compare yourself with others Feel good about yourself and your accomplishments in life journey of 33 years. Find a partner and work on all aspects of sexuality-Emotional, Physical and Sexual intimacy. See a Therapist for self-esteem and sexuality ...Read more
Not likely . . .: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/fibromyalgia/ds00079 for info re fibromyalgia. In and of itself, fibromyalgia should not cause erectile dysfunction. However, use of narcotic/opioid medication to manage chronic pain can decrease testosterone & thus weaken erectile function. Also, chronic pain can affect one's sexual performance. Check w/your doc to be sure ed isn't due to cholesterol etc. ...Read more
I get instant penis erection (sexual) & orgasm within 2 minutes & some men gets late erection in result they lasts longer in bed. Is it normal for me?
Try a sex therapist: to see about what may cause this very quick response and release. Normally, I'd get a Hx plus refer to an MD for a general physical. Then, I'd look at anxiety, drug use and overall psychological orientation to sex. Read Master's and Johnson, Kinsey reports, Helen Kaplan. ...Read more
Most men have an erection in the morning or get hard when they are spooning next to their partner. My husband never does. Could he lack testosterone?
Absolutely: Assuming your husband is approximately the same age as you, it would be unusual for him to have low t, but not impossible. If he significantly older, then this condition is more likely. Total and free testosterone labs, as well as a serum Estradiol would be a start. If Estradiol is elevated, he has a lot of aromatase enzyme, and needs to be on arimdex. Consider a consult with an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Per Wikipedia:: "The arteries dilate causing the corpora cavernosa of the penis (and to a lesser extent the corpora spongiosum) to fill with blood; simultaneously the ischiocavernosus and bulbospongiosus muscles compress the veins of the corpora cavernosa restricting the egress and circulation of this blood. " ...Read more
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