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Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

My Problem with ED

07/14/2009

Question:

While having intrcouse I have a soft erection, no matter what she is doing. Only until I have an orgasm will I get hard as a rock. This has been going on for the past 4 or 5 years. I maintain my blood sugar levels around 70 to 150. Yes I am diabetic. I would like to know what is going on before I see a urologist. Thanks.

Answer:

I at a disadvantage of not having enough information about your condition. Certainly, diabetes has a major role in erectile dysfunction, but not all diabetics suffer from this condition. Diabetes can cause multi system deficiency as it applies your erection. It causes vascular and neurogenic abnormalities. Aside from these, other factors such as age, adverse effect of medication, blood pressure, etc. may adversely affect erectile function. Please see your urologist.

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Response by:

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