6 doctors weighed in:

What is difference between impotence and erectile dysfunction? Is ED just a term from the drug companies?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Bass
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No difference

Ed is a term coined by the pharmaceutical companies to make it more politically correct for tv ads.
No difference.

In brief: No difference

Ed is a term coined by the pharmaceutical companies to make it more politically correct for tv ads.
No difference.
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same

They are one and the same.

In brief: Same

They are one and the same.
Thank
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ED

Ed was a short way of describing erectile dysfunction that could be aired in commercials.
They are identical terms. Impotence is a more general term and is sometimes used to describe any sexual dysfunction that may include premature ejaculation, or losing erection before climaxing.

In brief: ED

Ed was a short way of describing erectile dysfunction that could be aired in commercials.
They are identical terms. Impotence is a more general term and is sometimes used to describe any sexual dysfunction that may include premature ejaculation, or losing erection before climaxing.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available