Morning Erection

Morning erection or otherwise called nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT), is a normal occurrence when a man wakes up with an erect penis. It is caused due to physical stimulation, high levels of testosterone in the morning, and brain relaxation.

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I am suffering from a complete lack of libido and erectile dysfunction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently suffering from a complete lack of libido and erectile dysfunction. This began after a bad experience by taking the drug Ecstasy once. I was unwell for about a week afterwards with dizzy feel and nausea. I am a 27 year old male. I am trying to improve my symptoms. I have bee...  Read Full »

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have a few questions as a follow up. 1. When was your puberty? Do you find any change in shaving frequency? 2. Are you getting morning erections? Is there any history of testicular surgery? 3. Have you had mumps? When did you last take Ecstasy (MDMA - Methylened...  Read Full »

Are hair fall and erectile dysfunction related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing hair loss problem, drop in libido, and erectile dysfunction. I am not getting a morning erection for quite some time now. I am getting fat and feel lethargic after a workout. My total testosterone is 2.52 ng/mL or 252 ng/dL, and I took the test in the afternoon. Is it wise ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have erectile dysfunction. As you were perfectly normal before, it could be stress-induced. I suggest that you do early morning serum testosterone levels for two days since this was done in ...  Read Full »

Can I get a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy if I visit a specialist in person?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35 year old male. I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction and have tried PDE-5 inhibitors. They work, but they do not give results anymore. I quit smoking, a few years ago, when I was diagnosed with ED. My morning erection is also not as strong as it used to be. Many chec...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Penile injections are tried in severe cases of erectile dysfunction (ED). Usually, it is prescribed by a urologist, since tests like penile doppler and others have to be done, to rule out any other issues. It is an option if nothing else works. But again, it is not...  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 signific...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get a good morning erection every single day?

Query: Hello doctor,Is it necessary to get a morning erection every day? Most of the time, I do not get morning wood, and this makes me stressed out. I masturbate two to three times a week at night.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Morning erection happens during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, and the length of REM sleep is more during the later stages of sleep, that is, early mornings. Since you have been masturbating regularly and have no problems, there is no need to worry. Your sleep patte...  Read Full »

How to overcome oily face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am facing a few issues for which I seek your help. I have oily face, but a very dry body skin. Please advise what I can do to overcome this. I stay in a joint family and as a result have to masturbate very privately most of the times. Also, most of the times I...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to reply it in pointwise: Oily face is the nature of the skin. It is very difficult to cure it permanently. But, you can try the following tips. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on face. Avoid oily food, chocolate, milk products, dust and use ...  Read Full »

I do not get much pleasure in sex as like masturbation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I have been married for one year. My problem is low sexual drive. I do have morning erections but not regularly. When I have sex one to two times a week, I do not masturbate. Otherwise, I masturbate two to three times a week. Unlike having sex, I get enormous ...  Read Full »

Dr. Soni Ravi Mukundkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At the age of 30, the neurological illness, diabetes, and hypertension are not common. So mostly the cause is anxiety and stress for erectile problems. Stress and worries can make a person distracted even while masturbation. When a person watches a porn movie because o...  Read Full »

How to avoid early morning erection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. My penis is 9 inches in erected state. Is it abnormal to have penis of such length? I get my penis hard very easy and fast. I end up masturbating 1 or 2 times a day. Is it normal? At times, I am able to masturbate without my penis being fully erect also. Few mornings I...  Read Full »

Dr. Shazia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, your penis length is normal. In this age erection on minor scenes or thoughts is very common. And morning erection is a normal thing and it should be there. About discharge after masturbation is that when you do it for the first time or after a long tim...  Read Full »

I get aroused sexually in the morning but my penis becomes a bit loose while having sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I got sexually aroused in the morning, and my penis is hard. But when I try to have sex, my penis becomes a bit loose. I am only able to get a little inside the vagina. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Some individuals, if they are not regular in sexual intercourse, lose erection while penetrating. One thing to prevent this is to have long foreplay and use a good lubricant during penetration. This will make penetration rapid, and you will not lose the erection. Also...  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 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 »

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