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Have to test for erectile dysfunction? Wouldnt you just know?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: ED testing
Testing for ed (interview, exam, nocturnal penile tumescence test, bloodwork, etc) is used to evaluate how severe ed is & to determine cause.
Treatment is most effective when it addresses underlying cause, not just symptom. Ed can be caused by stress, poor circulation, hormone problem, nerve problem, psychological factors or combination, & different patterns of erections suggest different causes.

In brief: ED testing
Testing for ed (interview, exam, nocturnal penile tumescence test, bloodwork, etc) is used to evaluate how severe ed is & to determine cause.
Treatment is most effective when it addresses underlying cause, not just symptom. Ed can be caused by stress, poor circulation, hormone problem, nerve problem, psychological factors or combination, & different patterns of erections suggest different causes.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Yes
How to test for ed? Try to get an erection.
If you can't and it bothers you, then you have ed. So yes, you'd know right then & there. It's what we refer to as a clinical diagnosis. There's no blood test per se to make the diagnosis. However, we might draw blood to look for a potential cause of ed. But we should also ask about relationship, stress, health, lifestyle habits, etc.

In brief: Yes
How to test for ed? Try to get an erection.
If you can't and it bothers you, then you have ed. So yes, you'd know right then & there. It's what we refer to as a clinical diagnosis. There's no blood test per se to make the diagnosis. However, we might draw blood to look for a potential cause of ed. But we should also ask about relationship, stress, health, lifestyle habits, etc.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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