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Does masturbation cause erectile dysfunction? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Oct-2014
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User:hello doctor
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:i have some question related to one of my friend problems
Doctor:Please go ahead
User:Its a sexual problem
User:can i discuss the same with you
Doctor:Sure you can
Doctor:I will try to help you within my expertise
User:Does masterbation 3-4 times in a week leads to erectile dysfucntion?
User:my friend is doing masterbaetion from last 2 years....he is 29 yrs old. he never did this thing before
User:Now he finds that he has to masterbate to get an erection
User:Is it a normal thing???
Doctor:Masturbation is normal even if done daily
Doctor:It does not have side effects
Doctor:It does not cause erectile dysfunction
User:then why is he not getting erection when he sexually aroused.....
Doctor:I think he is fine and normal
Doctor:Is he getting morning erections?
User:why he needs to do masterbate to get an erection
Doctor:If he is getting spontaneous erections during sleep and morning erections, he is fine
User:he got morning erections
Doctor:When sexually aroused, he should be in right mental state to be aroused
Doctor:Psychology plays a big role
User:in the sleep i don;t know..but he told me that sometime he got the morning erections spontaneously
Doctor:Is he on any medicines?
User:no he has not taken any medicine
Doctor:So I do not see any reason to be worried
Doctor:Still if he is not reassured he can go for basic blood tests and blood male hormone levels to rule out common conditions
User:but while doing masterbate he does not feel firmness or hardness in the shaft of penis
Doctor:Lets start with getting blood tests and seeing a doctor
User:if he stops masterbate for some days......will he be able to get the firmness or hardness in the shaft of penis?????
Doctor:He can try to abstain from it and see
User:what kind will this blood test be
Doctor:Mostly the basic tests like complete blood count, thyroid profile, lipid profile, liver function tests, renal function tests
User:what things are examined in this blood test
Doctor:Also blood levels for male hormone testosterone
User:doctor he is not suffering from thyroid, liver or renal disease
User:Is there any permanent treatment if the level of male hormone testosterone is low
Doctor:Fasting blood sugar levels
User:he does not have any symptoms of sugar or diabetes
Doctor:If testosterone levels are low then medicines acn be prescribed
Doctor:Blood tests are confirmatory
Doctor:symptoms may or may not be present
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:Acc. to you if he is getting spontaneous morning erection....then he does not need to worry.
User:doctor due to masterbate his shaft skin has become loosen
Doctor:It sok
Doctor:its OK*
User:its kind of wrinkles on the skin........will these wrinkles on the shaft skin go away or disappear itself by the time?????
User:or needs to take any treatment for this
Doctor:He does not need treatment for it
Doctor:Skin can loosen because of the process and is still normal
User:one more thing doctor......
User:he is having some white bumps (like pimples) inside the foreskin.
User:these are very small
User:but he is not suffering any itching on them......
Doctor:It may be due to candida
User:i have do some R&D on the internet and i found that it can be a fordyce spots
Doctor:If it itches or becomes red that time he can apply antifungal cream like clotrimazole cream
Doctor:fordyce spots are XXXXXXX
User:he does not feel itching
Doctor:So even that is normal
User:he is going to marry within next 3 months..he does not want to involve in any married life problems
User:thats why i am asking you these type of questions
Doctor:I think he will survive the marriage
User:doctor if he is getting spontaneous morning erections and if he stops masterbation then will he be able to regain the firmness or hardness of the penis shaft within 3 months????
Doctor:Lets hope so
Doctor:He should get it back within a week
User:you mean to say if he stops masterbate for 7-10 days then he can get the erection without doing masterbate....
User:if he does not get the erection after 7-10 days then he needs to visit to a doctor??????
User:am i right
User:ok doctor
User:thank you so much
User:that's it from my side
Doctor:Stress is to be avoided
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care
User:any other prevention that need to be take care of
Doctor:Drink cleaner water from RO system, eat more fruits, exercise daily and avoid fatty foods
User:ok doctor
User:thanks alot
Doctor:Take care
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