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Problem of erectile dysfunction since a long time - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I'm a 25 year old male. I've had a problem with erectile dystfunction for a long time now. Since I became sexually active 7 years ago. ( I take vardenafil to help me treat this).
I have been to GPs twice, both have run blood tests and everything has returned normal, with the exception of a slightly raise CRP and a raised bilirubin level (which they have put down to Gilberts Syndrome).
After the blood tests they offered no further investigation. I rmember having erectile dysfunction problems as far back as being 14/15 when I had my first girlfriend. I also remember having a significant fall onto, what I thought at the time was, my coccyx. I have since realised it was my Sacrum. The fall caused me to struggle walking for nearly a week, but my parents sadi it would heal itself. It did and I could walk again. What I'm worried about is whether this could be causing my erectile dysfunction due to damage it may have caused? as well as that if it can and has, how fixable do these problems tend to be.
I look forward to your response,
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   Hi
Doctor :   give me a min please i am going thru your query
Doctor :   ok now when you are taking the medication are you getting hard errections ?
User :   Yes I get erections that are firm enough
Doctor :   what about early morning erections ?
User :   very very rarely, but not never
Doctor :   what all tests were done ?
User :   They did some hormone test, some liver funstion tests, and kidney tests.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now what your next step here would be is to get a Doppler ultrasound done of the penis
Doctor :   also we would like to do nerve conduction study
Doctor :   that will help us to pinpoint the cause
User :   Thankyou, if those do not indicate anything, what would be the next steps after that? Thanks,
Doctor :   these are very conclusive tests
Doctor :   and will definitely help us in understanding
User :   If they find a problem how fixable do they tend to be?
Doctor :   depending on the problem there is a cure
Doctor :   usually medications are the best and the safst bet
User :   I assume surgery would be the other option
Doctor :   not really
Doctor :   medicines are the first choice and tehy work !!
User :   Great, thankyou very much, I needed to know the next steps before I went to the GP. You've been invaluable.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   and your feedback is highly appreciated
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   You too
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