Poor Erection

Poor or weak erection is the inability of a man to sustain an erection long enough for sexual satisfaction of both the partners involved. Erection problems may be caused by physical as well as psychological factors.

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What steps can be taken to improve erections?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 53-year-old male. I am diabetic and having erectile dysfunction for the past four months. I lose my erection soon. I have tried taking Eract X on two occasions. But there is no result. Do I need to take it continuously? What are the steps to be taken to improve my erections?   Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please mention whether you have difficulty in getting an erection or maintaining an erection for a long time. Diabetic patients with uncontrolled diabetes suffer from erectile dysfunction. Have good diabetic control. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avoid smoking and ...  Read Full »

Can stress lead to erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old male, and there is a pain in my left testicle and back for the last five days. Three days back, I experienced erectile dysfunction in between the intercourse. I am a regular gym-going man with a daily one-hour workout and walking for thirty minutes on the treadmill,...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are fit and you are a bit overweight with a BMI (body mass index) of 30. This might be muscle mass that can be detected by waist circumference. The pain in the left Testis can have many causes. For gym people, varicocele and other reasons can be ma...  Read Full »

I am stressed due to the inability to maintain an erection. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old. I have been married for four years now and have a 2.5 year old kid. The problem is that I hardly ever feel to have sex with my wife. I started noticing this issue after a couple of weeks into the marriage. I get an erection at the initial stage, but cannot sustain the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pankaj Mittal

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be considered as selective anoragasmia. Here the more important part that only with your wife you do not have feelings for intimation during intercourse or difficulty in sustaining erections, while you have good erections while watching porn and masturbation. I wo...  Read Full »

I am unable to get a proper erection. Will Cialis help?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have been having trouble getting an erection, and it is affecting my relationship. I have gained weight within the past year, and this problem started happening around six months ago. I am getting an erection, but it does not reach its full potential. I got to know...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cialis is Tadalafil and is a PDE-5 inhibitor. Taking medicine in a dose of 10 to 20 mg on necessary basis about one hour before sex results in a firm erection. Taking the dose of 5 mg daily also help in maintaining the erection. But, the drug is a prescription drug, an...  Read Full »

How to overcome erectile dysfunction problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male with a weight of 77 kilograms. I am having an erectile dysfunction issue for a few months. I am consulting for the first time regarding my erection issue.   Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please mention the duration of having this issue. Please mention whether you have a problem while masturbating or doing intercourse. Please mention whether you are able to erect and penetrate into the vagina. Please mention whether you have diabetes or hypertension.   Read Full »

Why is my erection weak even after taking Tadalafil?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old male without any medical history. I got married before two years and I do not have kids. Usually, I will have sex with my wife weekly till before three months. But now, I am staying away from her and so I am doing masturbation once a day. In these last 45 days, I met her...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdul Rub

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Erectile dysfunction and ejaculation can get influenced by many factors. If you are under stress, you will have lower performance. If you are relaxed and happy, you will have a better performance. This occurs because it gets affected by neurotransmitters. It influen...  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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

Why do I have problems in erection after doing foreplay during sex?

Query: Hi doctor,I got married before three years. I know my partner for ten years. I have difficulty to have intercourse. I am active while foreplay but when I am about to insert, I end up by doing ejaculation outside. We are planning to have a baby. We did not have any problems like this. But now we are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are many reasons to have premature ejaculation. It can occur due to stressful work at night or for 24 hours. The other causes are diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue. Keep your blood sugar, blood pressure, and thyroid hormones unde...  Read Full »

How to treat erectile dysfunction presenting with lack of sensation in my penis and groin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old with a weight of 68 kilograms and a height of six feet. I suffer from erectile dysfunction. I have a lack of sensation in the penis and groin. My penis seems to be too cold to touch. I am not having spontaneous erections. I have this problem for a few weeks. I am taking...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the antidepressants you are taking now. Please mention the duration of taking Cialis (Tadalafil). Please mention whether you have any chronic illnesses like diabetes or hypertension. Please mention whether you have the habit of smoking and mention your mari...  Read Full »

Can penile injury cause erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried I damaged my penis last night while masturbating. While I was doing it, I felt a stretch-like sensation in the middle underside of my penis, and my erection went from 100% to 0% very fast. Since then, I am not able to reach even a semi-erection. When I try to get an erect...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting. You should see a doctor if you get any swelling, bruise, or pain which is not resolving, otherwise no need. You got this issue yesterday, and it will take few days of rest before you get an erection again. Sometimes during forceful masturbation, ...  Read Full »

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