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 am having erectile dysfunction after using sanitizer for masturbation. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I was stupid and I used a hand sanitizer for masturbation. I feel no pain in my penis but I lost erection after that. I am afraid that it could not be temporary and I will be impotent for my entire life. Is there any way to get erection back by taking medicine or everything?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are having a good day. 1. I understand your concern, but please understand that hand sanitizers contain isopropyl alcohol and when in contact with sensitive skin like the penile skin, it could cause external and internal skin and mucosa damage. 2. The ...  Read Full »

What steps can be taken to improve erections?

Query: I am 53 years old male, I am a diabetic and have ED problem for the last 4 months, I loose my erection very soon. I even tried taking Eract X on two occassions, but it didnt work, but do I have to take it continuosly? Please let me know as to what steps I need to take to improve my erections. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear do you feeling difficult to get erections?? or difficulty to maintain erection for a long time and premature ejaculation?? Diabetic patients with uncontrolled diabetes may lead to erectile dysfunction. So please maintain good diabetic control. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avo...  Read Full »

Though my sexual drive has not reduced, my erection is not strong as before. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I weigh about 80 kg with a height of 5'9". I am facing erection issues since last week though there is no change in my sex drive. Also, I feel reduced morning erections too. I feel aroused but the erection does not come as it used to before a week. Healthwise,...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from erectile dysfunction for the last few days. Erectile dysfunction is usually caused by low blood flow to the penis or problems of nerve of penis which control erections. Most common ...  Read Full »

I am unable to ejaculate inside my partner as I am losing erection too fast. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering an erection problem for the last three years. I am married for the last 1 year but I never did satisfaction and natural sex with my wife. My problem is I used to do a lot of masturbation heavy masturbation with oil so it is erect for a while and again loose. One more thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anejaculation is a condition where a man cannot discharge semen. It can be absolute when he cannot discharge in any situation and situational when he cannot discharge in certain situations but can discharge in other conditions. If he can ejaculate with masturbation b...  Read Full »

Will long term Crohn's disease result in ED and PE?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male and I am diagnosed with Crohn's Disease before 11 years and was taking Immuran 150 mg/day, and diagnosed with Streptococcus after semen culture at the beginning of this year. My main concern is ED and PE but the testosterone level is within the normal range. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gokul Vignesh Kandaswamy


Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned ED (erectile dysfunction) and PE (premature ejaculation). No details of medications tried so far. Can you elaborate on this? Testosterone only indicates sexual drive, which you have not mentioned as a problem. So that being normal rules out nothi...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Viagra is you have an aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male with complex medical histories, including a current splenic artery aneurysm, an occluded right vertebral artery, historical major spinal cord trauma from intradural schwannomas (removed twice) and multiple liver hemangiomas. I have had occasional erectile dysfunct...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to me, it is better to avoid Viagra as it is a vasodilator. But, the final decision should take after consulting your cardiologist. First, rule out the psychogenic causes of erectile dysfunction. Because, there is no need to take Viagra (Sildenafil), if it is ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my doppler test taken for erectile dysfunction.

Query: Hello doctor, I have ED and I have taken penile doppler test as per my urologist advice. But he did not confirm any physical problem with me but the doppler test result says there is artery insufficiency. Below is the impression from the doppler test. Hypoplastic right cavernosal artery with penile...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Coming back to your query, I had seen your doppler report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your peak systolic velocity on right side is below normal. Have you tried any drugs / medicines before? For how long you are having ED? Diabetic or hypertensive? ...  Read Full »

What can cause erection problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I have experienced a problem in erection since last three months. I am a smoker. The testosterone level in my last routine medical checkup was 134. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem very well. But, before providing any adequate solution to your problem, it is necessary to understand your problem with specific details. Please provide the following information first. What is your age, marital status, frequency of sexual...  Read Full »

Though erection is achievable, I am unable to maintain it. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had ED for several years now. I am able to get an erection but I am unable to maintain it. I have been going to a men's clinic for seven months now and they have done the GAINSWave treatment and implanted a testosterone pellet last week. After all this, there has been no improv...  Read Full »

Dr. Ganesh Prasath


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your lipid values and blood sugar values are absolutely normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to say a few points here. Lisinopril HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combo of two drugs in which HCTZ has erectile dysfunction as one of its...  Read Full »

Why does my erection not last longer?

Query: Hi doctor, I was not sexually active for the last one year, but recently I resumed my sexual life. I am not able to maintain my erection during sex (although I am able to achieve it, but it is not that hard). I never faced this issue before and was not sure what is causing this problem. I am 30 yea...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Kansal

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before moving directly to any treatment follow the advice as given below. You are indeed developing the signs of ED (erectile dysfunction) and PME (premature ejaculation). We may need the reports of the following tests to rule out physical causes of erectile dysfunctio...  Read Full »

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