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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Will erectile dysfunction make the penis feel like a dead branch attached to a tree?

Query: Hi doctor, I have erectile dysfunction. I am a 21-year-old male of 63 kg weight and 5'09" in height. I cannot get an erection in bed. It is like my penis is not even a part of my body. It is like a dead branch connected to a tree. I have this issue for a few years now, but I do get strong erections...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your symptoms. According to your complaints, you may have erectile dysfunction (ED). Reasons for erectile dysfunction are: 1) Stress due to work or family-related problems, night duties. Plan for regular exercise and yoga. 2) Depre...  Read Full »

Will erectile dysfunction cause loss of erection while using a condom?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes when I am putting the condom on, the erection kind of gets weaker. And even when I can put the condom on with an erection, I tend to lose erection within one to two minutes. What should I do? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your symptoms. According to your complaints, you may have erectile dysfunction (ED). Reasons for erectile dysfunction are: 1) Stress due to work or family-related problems, night duties, etc. Plan for regular exercise and yoga. 2) De...  Read Full »

What should I do for my erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I had erectile dysfunction and consulted a urologist. He suggested doing an MRI. Kindly review my report and explain what should be done. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Everything is normal and good in your reports. There is nothing to worry about. Generally, every patient above 50 years is suggested to have PSA (prostate-specific ant...  Read Full »

Does a yeast infection for more than a year cause erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel that my penis is shrinking. I have observed it became smaller than usual for eight months. I thought it was because of the weather. But later, it remains the same. I can see the only foreskin was out when I tried to touch it. Even I am nervous about meeting my wife because of thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Erection problems can be due to lifestyle factors like taking alcohol, smoking, or being overweight. It may also be due to any major illness or due to some medicines. Often it can be due to stress or anxiety or due to blood abnormalities for which you need to do blood t...  Read Full »

Is erectile dysfunction a common side effect of tablet Finasteride?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Finasteride 5 mg per day for more than a year, and now, I have started getting side effects like low libido, erectile dysfunction, and excess abdominal fat. I did not get a complete blood investigation. I just did a test to check the hormonal profile, and the resu...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Low libido can happen with Finasteride. You must be aware that some people report sexual symptoms even after stopping Finasteride. The rise in estradiol is surprising, and it may or may not be due to Finasteride. The other changes in SHBG (sex hormone bindin...  Read Full »

I am not able to get erection during sex. Is it due to erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know whether I have erectile dysfunction. I have a difficulty in getting an erection during sex. Recently, I stopped watching porn and masturbation as it can affect erection. It has been 90 days of stopping masturbation as I want to restore my erection. During oral sex, I am ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are various reasons to have erectile dysfunction. The causes are stress due to work or family-related issues or night duties, depression, varicocele, fear of failure, low self-esteem, homosexuality, religious constraints, smoking, an...  Read Full »

Please guide me to be more energetic to overcome fatigue and erection problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old male. I have a little diabetic problem. My PP sugar is 210. I have numbness in hands, fatigue, running thoughts, erection problem, indigestion, and gas formation. Now, I am on Feliz 10, Etizolam 0.5 at night and Petril beta 10 in the morning. If I stop the above medi...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your problem. The medicines you are taking is one of the causes of your erectile dysfunction. You are suffering from depression. I would suggest you take those medicines which do not cause erectile dysfunction. I will suggest you visit a nearby psychiat...  Read Full »

How to treat drug-induced erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I take Prozac 40 mg for a long time as a constant treatment by the specialist for GAD and SAD (chronic case). My weight is 93 kg, and my height is 175 cm. I take Crestor 2.5 mg daily. I do not have any other problems or illnesses. I am doing nearly well on Prozac, comparable with other S...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Chanchal Azad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am happy to give you a second opinion on your problem. I can see the dilemma regarding your GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) treatment and erectile dysfunction (ED). I like to summarize your problems. You have, 1) Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). 2) Soc...  Read Full »

Does low testosterone levels affect erection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old. I never had sex and physically fit. I do not drink alcohol or smoke. My eating habit is healthy and I do not have much stress. I did my medical test three months back and found my testosterone level is below the minimum limit. I started eating vegetables and fruits, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. There is no need to get stressed due to low testosterone levels. As you are getting early morning tightness, this means that there is no organic issue. If you have to go for urine in the morning, even then, that tightness is significant. You...  Read Full »

Does partial phimosis cause poor erection and premature ejaculation during sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I am a healthy, active person with no sugar or heart issues (done screening) with no LDL or triglyceride problem. However, I am suffering from two issues. First, when I masturbate, I get erections. I also get morning erections (not daily). But during sex, sometimes I l...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It does not seem you have a venous leak, as your erection and ejaculation are good during masturbation. However, in the case of a venous leak, it will affect even during masturbation. The most probable reason for your problem can be partial phimosis, as, during intercou...  Read Full »

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