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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hey doc
Doctor :  
How can I help you XXXX?
User :   I want to know if erectile dysfunction problem can be recognised by d patient before marriage
Doctor :  
Yes, if the person is aware of it
Doctor :  
It can be known by himXXXXXXXXf
User :   my friend and her husband are married for last 3 yrs and not able to have intercourse
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now she is tired of trying and they have consulted a doctor also
Doctor :   Ok

User :   he prescribed some medicines but no help
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   when consulted they again he changed the medicines
Doctor :  
What is his age?
User :   30
Doctor :   Ok

User :   30
Doctor :  
What is the problem like? Is he not getting erection at all?
User :   she says that it is not hard enough
Doctor :   Ok

User :   to try insertion
Doctor :  
Does he have diabetes, hypertension?
User :   no
Doctor :  
and is he on any medications?
User :   no
Doctor :  
other than for this problem
User :   he didnt had any accident in the past
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
That is a good info
User :   is it curable?
Doctor :   So he has not inserted till now?
User :   no
Doctor :  
or is it on and off issue
User :   now my friend is somewhat lost interest int he marriage due to this problem
User :   and she is wondering if he has cheated
Doctor :   Ok

User :   cos he says he had no idea that he had this problem
Doctor :  
Yes, it is of concern
User :   they never had sex till date in 3 yrs
Doctor :  
but he might not be aware of it
User :   Is it possible
User :   that he may not have been aware of it
Doctor :  
One thing that has to be noted is that does he get an erection while talking about sex, wathcing romantic scenes or during sleeep especially in the early morning
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes it is possible that he might not be aware of it as you have mentioned that he does get erection but not hard enough

User :   ya that is what i was wondering that a healthy man vl have erections at other times also
Doctor :   And one more important thing, does he smoke?

Doctor :  
and has he undergone blood tests?
User :   No
User :   ya he has undergone blood test
Doctor :   Mainly sugar and cholesterol levels

User :   the doctor has prescribed medicines and he said that if this doesnt help he needs to undergo surgery
Doctor :   If he gets erection during morning then it is psychological
User :   Consulting doctor has said it is not psychological
Doctor :   Mainly there is Viagra available, which has to be taken on prescription
Doctor :  
If he is getting some erection
Doctor :  
then it can be increased with this medication
User :   Couple of months he tried but no help
Doctor :   Ok

User :   Problem is that now with the time passing even my friend is not ready to try
User :   she has completely lost interest in him
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Yes it does happen
User :   so what do u suggest
User :   should we consult any other doctor
Doctor :   I hope that you have consulted Urologist right?
User :   will surgery help and will he have normal XXXXXXXX life after that
User :   yes
Doctor :   or an Andrologist?

User :   urologist
Doctor :   Did he advice for a Doppler scan?

Doctor :  
of the penis
User :   I dont have the idea about this doctor
User :   I will confirm it
Doctor :   Because erection is caused by blood filling the penis

Doctor :  
if the blood vesXXXXXXXXs are not wide enough
User :   OK
Doctor :  
then blood cannot go in there
User :   OK
Doctor :  
and hence there wont be sufficient erection
Doctor :  
One more is nerve related which is less likely
User :   ok
User :   so if the problem is due to blood circulation then is surgery advisible
Doctor :   Yes

Doctor :  
It would be required
User :   ok
Doctor :  
But let me be frank, it is not practised widely
User :   Thank you doctor
Doctor :  
and very few cases
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Most of them are psychogenic in origin
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   that will be all for now
User :   thank you doctor
User :   Merry christmas :)
Doctor :   Wish you the same
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
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