Psychological Cause For Erectile Dysfunction

The sexual dysfunction in a man, where he is unable to keep an erection firm for sexual intercourse is called erectile dysfunction. 10 to 20 % of ED is caused due to psychological reasons. These causes include stress, anxiety, the guilt of not satisfying the partner, low self-esteem, depression, and loss of interest in sex.

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I have been masturbating for the last eight years, and now my penis is not erect when aroused. Is it related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old with a height of 172 cm and a weight of 55 kg. I have had a bad habit of masturbation once a day for the last eight years. My bones feel weak, and I think my penis is small and crooked. My penis is not hard and straight when I am aroused. The sperm is watery, and my s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Masturbation is a normal, natural practice done by all individuals. It does not have any harmful effects on health or sexual organs. The problems you are facing are due to nutritional deficiency, stress, and guilt of masturbation. Therefore, I recommend you not to worr...  Read Full »

I am suffering from ED. Is it due to BP drugs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a doctor practicing in a rural area and aged 55 years. I am having high blood pressure for last seven years. My blood pressure was 180/100 mmHg before treatment and now I am on Telmisartan H 40 mg once daily. My BP fluctuates between 128 and 135 systolic to 85 and 90 diastolic. I do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your ED (erectile dysfunction), definitely your age can be a factor. But, if ED developed suddenly, then this could be caused by anxiety. It is one of the most important causes of ED. Yes, some ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) can cause ED as a ...  Read Full »

Why am I not having a proper erection?

Query: Hello doctor, How are you doing? I hope you are good. My age is 29, from the last 8 to 9 days, I did not have a proper erection. This did not happen with me earlier. I am a bit worried because of this issue, also I am sleeping at 4 O'clock in the morning and waking up at 9 O'clock in the morning. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The cause of poor erection is due to poor blood to penile vasculature. The main cause is that a young person like you is psychological in nature like anxiety or tension due to poor communication between the partner or due to depression, fatigue, stress. The medical cond...  Read Full »

How do I overcome erectile dysfunction and thyroid issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a thyroid problem. My TSH level is on the higher side. At present, I am taking 50 mg Thyroxine. For the last 4 or 5 months, I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction. Please give me a proper solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unfortunately, the information provided at this stage is very limited, and it is difficult to interpret and make conclusions.I request you to post the following details: Your age. How the problem started, whether it was of acute (sudden) onset or on and off initiall...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Viagra is you have an aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male with complex medical histories, including a current splenic artery aneurysm, an occluded right vertebral artery, historical major spinal cord trauma from intradural schwannomas (removed twice) and multiple liver hemangiomas. I have had occasional erectile dysfunct...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to me, it is better to avoid Viagra as it is a vasodilator. But, the final decision should take after consulting your cardiologist.First, rule out the psychogenic causes of erectile dysfunction. Because, there is no need to take Viagra (Sildenafil), if it is a ...  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 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 »

I frequently masturbated in my younger age and now have erectile dysfunction. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I masturbated too much in my young days. So now, when I have a chance to have sex, my penis does not erect at that time. So I rubbed it and tried to make it harder my partner also tried, but it did not, and suddenly my precum came without even fully erect. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As you had habituated to masturbation since a young age. It has become a habit to masturbate. During masturbation, you imagine someone, and you keep masturbating during this process; you come to climax earlier and try to finish off early. ...  Read Full »

I get an erection only after masturbation. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 29 years now and I am planning to marry in a year. Since my age of 14, I had a strong erection whenever I got tempted. Later, I started masturbating, thinking about fantasies, watching too much porn. But I get hard only during masturbation. I am not getting erection while se...  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problem carefully. I have some queries to know. Past sexual history and erection of penis in the early morning when you awake from sleep. Though I have some query, I am giving you explanation. Masturbation and real sex are totally opposite things and th...  Read Full »

I get weak erections or a discharge within seconds. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. Recently, I got married and tried having sex with my wife two days ago. It was my first time and I got discharged during foreplay only and could not achieve erection throughout that night. Even when I got an erection, I tried penetration but just lost erection du...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For providing you the proper treatment I need to know the answers of following questions. What is your age? How long you had been in a physical relationship? Any sexual encounter with a commercial sex-worker? Any history of diabetes and hypertension? Is the condition pers...  Read Full »

I am not able to have sex due to insufficient erection. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, 23 years old, weight is 65 kg, height is 5'9". My penis is not getting hard for sex. The penis is getting erect but not getting hard enough. Due to this, I am not able to put my penis inside the vagina. Also, I ejaculate within 10 to 15 seconds (3 to 4 stock). And now I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your problems carefully. After getting above mentioned history, my assumption is that your problem is psychological rather than organic. But I need some information and investigation reports to confirm it further. If you want to visit any physician, I advise...  Read Full »

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