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Is it common to get an erection during a dermatology exam?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it is possible

I had a patient of mine have that happen.
Erection is a natural response, and dermatologists understand this. Just laugh it off, it can be a funny story you may tell one day.

In brief: Yes it is possible

I had a patient of mine have that happen.
Erection is a natural response, and dermatologists understand this. Just laugh it off, it can be a funny story you may tell one day.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dr. Fawn Winkelman
Family Medicine

In brief: Should not have one

Erections are not common during derm exams, but can occur if the male has the inability to control himself.
Derm exams are medical and not sexual and if the groin needs to be examined, the patient should be aware of trying to control this as well as the physician maintain proper examination protocols.

In brief: Should not have one

Erections are not common during derm exams, but can occur if the male has the inability to control himself.
Derm exams are medical and not sexual and if the groin needs to be examined, the patient should be aware of trying to control this as well as the physician maintain proper examination protocols.
Dr. Fawn Winkelman
Dr. Fawn Winkelman
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology

In brief: No

It's uncommon to get an erection during any kind of exam.

In brief: No

It's uncommon to get an erection during any kind of exam.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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