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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What is the role of ringer's lactate solution in self insemination kit?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with ED after a penile Doppler study and observed with low blood flow. We both have been checked and confirmed with no issues with HSG (tube test, semen analysis, etc.). As we want to have a baby, and all the reports are normal, (only problem is ED, not able to perform ...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ringer lactate is not mandatory. Sometimes, it helps with the sperm speed, but you can do without it. Your erection problem may be due to stress or anxiety or due to any medicine or nutritional supplement if you are taking any. Penile Doppler often gives erroneous re...  Read Full »

Why am I not acquiring a morning erection and complete hardness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not getting full hardness. No morning erection. I got 70 to 80 % hard erection. This is happening for the past two years. Why is this happening and is there any serious problem in my penis? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. It can be due to stress or anxiety or due to a physical cause. For physical cause, you need to do some blood tests. Stop smoking if you smoke. Check BP. If you are taking any medicine or nutritional supplement on regular basis t...  Read Full »

My penis was not erect, and I had low pain after intercourse. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have not been in intercourse since that incident. My penis was not erecting properly, and it had very low pain also. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If the pain is in erect condition only, you might have an injured penis; if it is curved, you will need to do an ultrasound test. Otherwise, give the penis rest for a few days, and it will heal. Your erection problem can be due to lifestyle ...  Read Full »

Can you go through my penile Doppler reports and tell me if there is a problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about the penile color doppler of the cavernosal arteries in erectile dysfunction. The color Doppler of cavernosal arteries was done after the intracavernosal injection of 0.8 ml of Papaverine (30 mg/ml) into the right corpus cavernosum. The initial diameter of the cave...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Often, the color doppler of cavernosal arteries gives an erroneous result if there is a lack of psychological stimulation. Hence many laboratories use erotic visual stimulation. Having said this, a PSV (peak systolic velocity) of 30 cm/sec is considered normal, but 25 ...  Read Full »

I find it difficult to have an erection, and it does not last long when I have one. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from erectile dysfunction. I am 36 years old. I have used Sildenafil tablets for over eight months, and right now, I find it difficult to have an erection, and when I have one, it does not last long. I have been having issues with erection for the past four years. I used so...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 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 some medicines. Often it can be due to stress or anxiety or blood abnormalities for which you need...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I have sexual issues such as premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and nightfall. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having sexual problems, and I have taken many medicines till now, but nothing helped me. I have premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and nightfall. It all started around eight years ago, and with care and some research, I was able to delay them. I stopped masturbating, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iciniq.com. 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, anxiety, or due to blood abnormalities for which you need to do blood ...  Read Full »

Does Finasteride taken for male pattern baldness cause any side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old and have male pattern baldness. I have consulted a doctor and started taking a tablet that has Finasteride in it. I take a dose of 1 mg per day. I looked up on the internet and it has side effects such as the inability to keep an erection and loss of sexual interest. Doe...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Finasteride sometimes causes erectile dysfunction - erection problem. If it occurs, then it is treatable. In my personal experience, I have seen a few men whose erectile dysfunction has become difficult to treat. Now, it is up to you if you would like to take the...  Read Full »

Does shock wave therapy work for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from erectile dysfunction. I recently visited a sexologist and did a penile Doppler ultrasound test and ultrasound scrotum. After seeing the results, the doctor told me that I have inconsistent responses with borderline on both sides and absent reversal of diastolic flow. It...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erection problems can occur due to lifestyle factors like drinking alcohol, smoking, and obesity. It may also occur due to major illness or due to some medicines. It can also occur due to stress, anxiety, due to blood abnormalities for which you need to do blood tests f...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from erectile dysfunction for the past three years. I do have only one testicle. As prescribed by my doctor, I took Megalis 20 and Tentex forte for three years, and I was getting erection enough for sex. Last month, I ordered Spur-M tablets to improve my fertility, as I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 some medicines. Often it can be due to stress, anxiety, or blood abnormalities for which you need to do blood tests Hb, TC ...  Read Full »

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