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Erectile dysfunction due to stress - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
User :   hi
User :   im 27 and married. my wife and i have always had a good sex life how ever for the last two years i have struggled with getting an erection. i feel aroused and my penis feels hard but if i touch it its still flacid.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   security, married and yes 3
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   at general times i get erections that are strong but it seems to only happen when we are about to have sex
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often?
User :   no none of the above
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the most cammon reason could be stress
User :   how comes it only happens when we are about to have sex and not all the time
Doctor :   probably inherent anxiety
Doctor :   do you indulge in foreplay?
User :   not really. she likes to kiss and to be fondled. how ever if she masturbates me it only gets erect as i am about to ejaculate
Doctor :   you need more time to relax and explore each other
Doctor :   foreplay is essential
Doctor :   also try and have sex when both of you are well rested and relaxed as in
Doctor :   early mornings
User :   we cant do mornings due to the kids
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any time you are relaxed
User :   what is the best way to relif stress
Doctor :   try taking a vacation
Doctor :   yoga and meditation help
Doctor :   are you from india?
User :   most evenings once the kids go to bed we usually chill out and relax in front of the tv. how ever if there is any suggestion of us having sex or we go to have sex it instantly plays on my mind that i wont get erect
User :   no the uk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you need more time to relax
Doctor :   if relaxation doesnt help
Doctor :   you may need to see a sex counsellor
Doctor :   we will also send you a document on the same
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   how will it be sent
Doctor :   by email
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form and tell me when done.
User :   done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   are you there?
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