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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Maintaining Erection

03/20/2009

Question:

Dear Doctor, I am a 41 year old man with a happy married life having one son, but for the past a year I have noticed that the errection is not hard and it slips from the vagina and again I have to pull out and make it hard and then push again, but this does not last long again the same principle to be adopted. I do not have any BP or sugar and I am a pure vegetarian. Do I have to take any medication? Please help me. My wife does not complain but I feel I am not able to satisfy her fully.

Answer:

If you are not diabetic, smoker or not taking any medication you should see your primary care physician or urologist. Usually the cause of ED is multi factorial. There is also a psychological component involved as well. If nothing serious is found taking low dose medication, such as Viagra is helpful even though you are too young to have ED.

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Response by:

Ahmad  Hamidinia, MD Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Formerly, Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati