Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a type of sexual dysfunction, where a man is unable to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. It can be psychological or due to some underlying health issue. Physical causes of ED are heart problems, high blood pressure and cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, prostate cancer, etc.

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I get erection when masturbation but not during sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I do not get an erection as my cock is not getting hard now. When I am having sex, it does not get hard for a long time. I am worried about this. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please give some answers to my questions. Do you get an erection during masturbation? Do you smoke? Are you hypertensive or diabetic? Do you involve in excessive masturbation? Do you watch porn? Do you have anxiety symptoms like a headache, shakiness of hands, excessive...  Read Full »

Can masturbation be a reason for my premature ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old unmarried male. I am suffering from premature ejaculation. I am masturbation from 13 years od age using sex toys. I am not lasting more than two minutes. I am taking antidepressants and doing squeeze technique. But, it does not help me. Kindly suggest medicine for prema...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to tell you that masturbation is not the reason for the problem of premature ejaculation you are having. Masturbation is a safe habit, and most of the men masturbate. Diabetes increases the risk of prema...  Read Full »

I had a COVID-19 infection for two months and have been suffering from erectile dysfunction and numbness in the penis since then. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 21-year-old male. I am healthy. I play sports regularly and have a healthy diet. I had COVID two months back, and my genitals have felt numb ever since. I have no sensation to touch and little pleasure when stimulated. At first, I could not even have an erection now. I can get one, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello,Welcome to So far, I have not heard of erectile dysfunction following COVID. However, I will do some research. However, the fact remains that erectile dysfunction can be due to psychological problems, neurological problems, or vascular problems. The vascular problem is related t...  Read Full »

What tests can be done for erectile dysfunction in a diabetic?

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding a male, 27 years. He is suffering from type 1 diabetes from the age of 5 years. He is having an erection but is unable to sustain it during the intercourse. Firstly, he is not sure if he is suffering from ED or is it just anxiety. Are there any tests to be sure of ED? S...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your symptoms and I would like to know a few more details to answer your query better. Is he able to achieve an erection sufficient for vaginal penetration during intercourse? Is the loss of erection due to early ejaculation or happens without ejacul...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to achieve erection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing a hard time with my erection. Even after watching porn or having erotic thoughts, I do not get an erection, but instead, there is a huge release of precum with these thoughts. I usually have a habit of masturbation by lying upside down and pressing my penis against the bed. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Premature ejaculation is associated with stress and thinking of sex all the time. So what you have to do is use the control method. It means when you watch porn, do not think about ejaculation. When you feel like you are about to erect, then stop watching and then co...  Read Full »

The face of penis bends during insertion. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I am married for the past six years and stayed with my wife for around two years in these six years due to job location reasons. My wife has asked for divorce now as I am not able to insert my penis into her vagina in these six years. I have done following test up till now such as seme...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns about ongoing issues with your sex life after going through all the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although, it is never possible to comment conclusively, but from the available description, i...  Read Full »

I have been practicing prone masturbation for 11 years which has caused me erectile dysfunction and an inability to have sex. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an erectile dysfunction problem. I have been indulging in prone masturbation since my childhood (from 11 years), and now I am 22. I cannot maintain an erection and am also ejaculating very soon. I could see that my penis got shrunk. Also, I cannot do intercourse with my partner.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. What you do is called prone masturbation, which is not good. You can have sexual-related issues in the future, like erectile dysfunction. You need to change over to hand penis masturbation. It will be difficult for a few months, but no ...  Read Full »

Is prone masturbation the cause of poor erection?

Query: Hi doctor, What is prone masturbation, and how can it be cured? I am prone to masturbation for the last 14 years. I recently got married and cannot get a proper erection during foreplay.  Read Full »

Dr. Mbuomboh Liwo Blaise Veranso

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for posting your query here. I have read and understand your concern. Prone masturbation is when you lie face down on your chest and masturbate, be it by thrusting against the mattress, pillow, floor, or into your hands. One of the well-known consequences of pro...  Read Full »

I have erectile dysfunction and ejaculation problems. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My cum is not coming out by force or thrust. The cum is just flowing out of my penis. Three years earlier the cum was coming out by force or thrust. I am having erectile dysfunction may be since last two years or two and half years, and I was not having erectile disfunction earlier. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. I would like to know whether the amount of semen ejaculated had been the same over the last three years or has it decreased? Firstly, the speed with which the ejaculate came out does not unduly affect your fertility. I would suggest you h...  Read Full »

Can I get a prescription for Lyrica and Viagra?

Query: Hello doctor, My psychologist wants me to get a prescription for Lyrica tablets for my anxiety and migraines, which I am frequently getting from stress. Also, I want to be prescribed Viagra or something similar.  Read Full »

Dr. Md Shamim Reza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lyrica is a very commonly used drug for different kinds of pain and neurological problems and it is also included in migraine prescription online. I am not sure why you need to use it for your stress. Please elaborate on your question. Unfortunately, I could not open...  Read Full »

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