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Is male impotence due to smoking ever reversible?
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
It depends on how long you smoked.
Smoking destroys the small blood vessels that open up to get erections. Consider getting a penile duplex ultrasound to evaluate penile blood flow.

In brief: Maybe
It depends on how long you smoked.
Smoking destroys the small blood vessels that open up to get erections. Consider getting a penile duplex ultrasound to evaluate penile blood flow.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Yes!
Nicotine in tobacco causes vasoconstriction which decreases blood flow everywhere including your penis.
Quitting smoking will allow your penile blood vessels to open up & accept more blood once more such that erectile function should return. That assumes nothing else is going on like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, etc. Regardless, today's a great day to quit smoking.

In brief: Yes!
Nicotine in tobacco causes vasoconstriction which decreases blood flow everywhere including your penis.
Quitting smoking will allow your penile blood vessels to open up & accept more blood once more such that erectile function should return. That assumes nothing else is going on like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, etc. Regardless, today's a great day to quit smoking.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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