Why am I not able to sustain my erection?

Q. Why am I not able to sustain my erection?

Answered by
Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 01, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am getting erection, but it gets disappear in a few seconds during intercourse. I also feel that my erection is not 100% hard. I do not get a full erection without blowjob. I have been having this problem since last two years. I have one kid and I do not have any issue with my sperm count. I used to take Viagra, which help me to get hard and longer erection.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • There is no specific grading of erection. If you are having erections, then in my opinion, there is no organic problem of your erection.
  • To remove doubt, you can go for serum prolactin and testosterone. Both these investigations will rule out any hormonal cause of the poor erection.
  • If you are compelled to use Viagra (Sildenafil) daily, then in place of this tablet you can take Tadalafil 20 mg. Tadalafil has long lasting effects and results in a sustained erection.
  • Herbal medicines like Tentex Forte and Confido can also be used. Take two tablets of each medicine twice a day for at least 1 to 1.5 months. This will improve the erection and your erection become hard. As there are herbal medicines, there is no risk of side effects.

For further doubts consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

Thank you doctor,

Why my erection disappears within a few seconds during intercourse? Why does not my erection sustain? I am attaching the laboratory test reports for your perusal, which do not show symptoms of poor erection. Please guide. I do not take Viagra daily. I use it occasionally and take 100 mg which increase erection time and hardness.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • The testicular ultrasound is normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it rules out any organic cause related to testes and epididymis. Your thyroid functions are also normal.
  • In my opinion, you should also get your serum testosterone and prolactin done and this will rule out any hormonal cause.
  • No need to take Viagra daily and instead start taking Tadalafil. Also start taking the herbal medicines I have mentioned will help in recovery. No need to worry.

For further information consult a sexologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/sexologist

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