Nocturnal Erection

Nocturnal erection, also medically called nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT), indicates erections occurring at night without any sexual stimulation. It is usual for men to have three to five erections in an eight-hour sleep, with each erection lasting to about half an hour. Erections usually occur during rapid eye movement sleep when there is only little production of norepinephrine, which prevents erection by stopping blood flow.

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Does Troynuron SR tablet have side effects?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years old, and I am hypertensive for the past 12 years and diabetic for the past seven years. I am using Tozaar 50, one tablet for my hypertension and Amaryl 1 mg, half tablet before break fast and half tablet before dinner, for my diabetes. Of late, during intercourse, I am not...  Read Full »


Dr. Murali Rayani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your erectile dysfunction is due to autonomic neuropathy, meaning a dysfunction of the nerve. Troynuron SR tablet is a multivitamin combination of Methylcobalamin and Folate. It is used to treat neuropathy. There is no need to fear about its side effects. Keep sug...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sperm leakage while passing stools. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from nightfall (nocturnal emission) for the past six months. It happens two to three times with more sperm leakage while passing stools. I am worried. Please help me with this issue.   Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Wet dreams or night falls are called nocturnal emissions, which are normal. It can be due to increased erotic stimulus mentally, physically, or visually without sex or masturbation. You will have a good testosterone pr...  Read Full »

My penis is hard when I sleep, and I feel uncomfortable. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My penis is always hard when I am sleeping, and the whole night I feel discomfort. What to do, doctor? Would you please help me? Will it cause any problem? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that nocturnal tumescence (spontaneous erection) of the penis or nighttime erection of the penis is an entirely normal phenomenon, and there is nothing wrong with it. These erections occur when your m...  Read Full »

Does BPA overexposure cause problems with erection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and have recently been having problem with erection and loss of sexual energy. These symptoms started about two months ago and have been slowly getting worse. There are several factors that I believe are contributing to this, but one in particular is exposure to BPA. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erectile dysfunction can occur because of many reasons. The most common is psychological that is excessive stress, performance anxiety, etc. Also,¬†smoking and alcohol are major factors contributing erectile dysfunction. If you have night erection (erection during sleep...  Read Full »

How to manage a nocturnal erection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male, and I have diabetes and high blood pressure. I take Insulin, Metformin, Atorvastatin, Amlodipine. For the last four years, when I go to bed as soon as I fall asleep, I experience constant erections with dreams like I touch my penis. It was only happening during t...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. Coming back to your query, I would like to know, What is the dosage have you taken for Viagra and Cialis? Have you ever tried a combination of Viagra and Cialis also? What side effects you experience with the above drugs (and whether th...  Read Full »

Can diabetes be the reason for my multiple erections during sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 56 years old, diabetic with high blood pressure. In the last four years, when I am sleeping I have multiples erections, dreams and not a calm night of sleep. My wife always complains and we argue because during day time I have no desires and it is very hard to have an erection an...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you will need good control of your sugar levels. It will help with the erection problem and sleep. Start a good exercise regimen and lose some weight. Also search on the internet for Kegel's exercises and do them daily. It will help strengthen the muscles at t...  Read Full »

I notice hard erections when I wake up in the night. What is wrong with me?

Query: Hi doctor, I did a penile doppler test. The report says there is no evidence of calcification or irregularity. In the flaccid state, I had an artery diameter of 0.7 mm with a baseline flow of 5 cm per second. After taking Sildenafil, I had a diameter of 1.4 mm with PSV of 32 cm per second (though t...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your penile doppler test is normal as per the result. All the other parameters are normal. You do not need to worry. Please tell me the age. Watching porn and masturbation is common wit...  Read Full »

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