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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Why do I not have the same amount of excitement with masturbation as before?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24-year-old male. Lately, I do not feel the same amount of excitement I had when I used to masturbate a few years back. I think I am obsessed with masturbation. Even after ejaculating, I am unable to maintain an erection as I used to have a few years back. I am afraid that I am ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to inform you that loss of erection after ejaculation is entirely normal, and there is nothing abnormal in this regard. Secondly, having an erection and able to masturbate properly indicates t... Read Full »
Will Sizodon for depression have any effect on erection and sexual desire?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a married guy of 33 years old. For the past two to three years, I am facing problem to get a proper erection. At my teenage I did masturbate frequently. Somehow I lost flexibility and elasticity of the penis and loosen skin. At the age of 28, I was affected by depression and I too... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that masturbation is completely harmless process and not associated with any side effects. However, depression is one of the common causes of poor erections and it ... Read Full »
The muscle of my penis is weak when I get erection. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have some issue with my penis. I cannot get it strong enough when I am fully erected. The muscle of my penis is weak even when I am very horny and have erection. I have done some blood analysis and the results are fine and normal. Some doctors say that it is a pathological issue. I a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I request you to provide following information point wise so the diagnosis can be made and suitable remedy can be offered. How long the problem is there? Have you experienced similar issues in the past? How the problem sta... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 suffer from poor erection and premature ejaculation. Please advise treatment.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old male and I am single. I suffer from poor erection (two years) and premature ejaculation (since start). I tried Viagra and Caverta, the result was good but I got a headache and heaviness in the head after taking medicine. I also noticed high BP. I have also tried herba... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Before I proceed I would like to know the following important things. Dosage and duration of each medicine tried till date. Details of any medical illness such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac illness, asthma among others. Do you get early morning erections? If yes, h... Read Full »
Does varicocele correction improve low testosterone?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. My height is 5'11' and weight is 90 kg. I have been facing erectile dysfunction for the past three years. I visited an andrologist and he did various tests. All are good except that my testosterone levels are low. My doctor suggested that it should be due to varicocele.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think erectile dysfunction is caused by mild varicocele. In case, if it was moderate to high grade of varicocele, then we can expect a reversal of the problem on the correction of varicocele. Regarding low testosterone, varicose could be the reason. It is possib... Read Full »
I am depressed; I have sexual dysfunction, no erection, and a low sexual desire. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression. I have palpitation and breathlessness. I am taking Panazep 25, Bupron 150 and Dicorate 500. I have sexual dysfunction, no erection, and a low desire. My doctor prescribed me Sildenafil 50 but, I am worried about its side effects. Please sugg... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. There could be the following reasons for an erection problem:Ongoing anxiety and depression: The proper treatment of anxiety and depression will rectify this issue. Panazep (Paroxetine) is known to cause sexual dysfunctio... Read Full »
How do I overcome erectile dysfunction and thyroid issues?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a thyroid problem. My TSH level is on the higher side. At present, I am taking 50 mg Thyroxine. For the last 4 or 5 months, I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction. Please give me a proper solution. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, the information provided at this stage is very limited, and it is difficult to interpret and make conclusions.I request you to post the following details: Your age. How the problem started, whether it was of acute (sudden) onset or on and off initiall... Read Full »
Does Viagra affect a man's fertility?
Query: Hi doctor, I have some queries related to the use of Viagra. I have erectile dysfunction. Even though I get an erection, I am unable to sustain its hardness during intercourse. I took Viagra 50 mg once and it worked well. Is it safe to take Viagra to make my wife pregnant? Will Viagra cause any effe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about the effects of Viagra (Sildenafil) on sperms. Formation of sperms is an independent process from erection. Sperm formation takes around two to two and a half months. Viagra will not cause any effect on the erection or mechanism of erectio... Read Full »
After COVID, my penis is not significantly harder than earlier. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47-year-old male, married two years ago. I am quite fat, but my partner is very slim. I am unable to insert my penis into her. Whenever I try inserting, penis ejaculates out before insertion. Last year had COVID, and I was in the hospital for 15 days. After COVID, my penis is not ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the available description, you suffered from premature ejaculation, which later included erectile dysfunction. This could be due to any medical cause you are facing or some other idiopathic reason. Whatever it may be, there are treatment op... Read Full »