Im 24 years old. 6`5 205. Im not overweight. I have been having problems with erections for about 2 years now. I have a hard time achieving erections on my own and they are always quite weak. I have a hard time maintaining my erections as well. I have been on zoloft for 11 years since i was 13, but after a dramatic decrease in dose I am not having any improvement. I have never had problems getting erections before even being on the medication.
I can get aroused very arroused in my head, but i cannot get an erection.
what kind of test will the doctor perform?
Im not really able to have sex. recently I was just broken up with because of this problem, and I was hurt pretty bad.
after lowering my dose of zoloft i have noticed an increase in libido, but not erections.
if viagra or cialis is an option, will there be any long term consequences to taking the drug?
am I still able to get married? How would I explain to girlfriend that I take drugs to help me get it up?
You must consult a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and find a solution.
The doctor will ask you questions about your erectile dysfunction so you will need to feel open and describe all your symptoms so he can have a better understanding.
They check your blood pressure and will most probably do blood work to verify the following conditions:
– Hormones: If you have too much or too little of certain hormones, this can cause erection problems;
- Sugar: If you have too much sugar in your blood, you may have a condition called diabetes. This can cause erection problems;
- Cholesterol: If you have too much cholesterol in your blood, your blood vessels can become blocked. This can cause erection problems.
Your doctor may say that you need to see a specialist. This is more likely to happen if you are young and have always had erection problems or if you have had an injury to your penis or pelvis. A specialist may do some other tests to see if there’s a problem with the blood flow into and out of your penis.
Some possible tests that they can do are :
Colour duplex Doppler ultrasound
This is the most common type of test used to see if you have a problem with the blood flow into and out of your penis.
The doctor injects medicine into your penis to widen the arteries, so blood can flow in. Then your doctor, or a technician, uses an ultrasound machine. This uses sound waves to make pictures of the inside of your body. It can show whether the blood is flowing freely through the arteries in your penis.
This is a very specialised test that is usually done only if your doctor thinks you might need an operation on the blood vessels going to your penis.
Cavernosometry tests if your veins are closing tightly enough to keep blood in your penis. You’ll have fluid injected into your penis at a steady rate. If your veins are working properly and not leaking, the fluid will keep your penis firm during the test.
Sorry for the long answer. I just thought that if I provide you with the most answers possible you won’t worry too much about the issue.
I know how hard it is when people leave you because of a health condition and it isn’t your fault. But I can reassure you that there are many people out there with the same problem you have and if a woman really loves you, she’d stick by your side and support you !
Doctor’s will find a solution, after tests are done, they will judge if you need supplements to help the issue. Until then, don’t worry and stay positive, they will help you!
on: 3rd August 12