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What causes erectile dysfunction?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I was taking Prilosec for about a year straight because of acid reflux and now sexual problems, ED meds don't work, is this permanent
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need to evaluate the cause first.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P
Thanks for posting your query.

Erectile Dysfunction occurs due to some problem in the body or mind . So first we need to find out the cause of ED.

The first thing what we need to see is whether ED is happening due to physical problem or psychological issue.

I need to know whether you get a proper erection while masturbating or not ? If yes then you ED is most likely due to Psychological issue which needs to be sorted out . But if you don't get erection even while masturbating then it is due physical problem for which you need to get the following tests done.

FBS, PPBS, Serum Testosterone, Serum Prolactin , Scrotal Ultrasound and Penile Doppler.

Only after knowing what is the cause of ED , I will be able to tell whether it is permanent or temporary.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask.

Regards.
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What causes erectile dysfunction?

Brief Answer: Need to evaluate the cause first. Detailed Answer: HI Greetings from Dr.Divakara.P Thanks for posting your query. Erectile Dysfunction occurs due to some problem in the body or mind . So first we need to find out the cause of ED. The first thing what we need to see is whether ED is happening due to physical problem or psychological issue. I need to know whether you get a proper erection while masturbating or not ? If yes then you ED is most likely due to Psychological issue which needs to be sorted out . But if you don't get erection even while masturbating then it is due physical problem for which you need to get the following tests done. FBS, PPBS, Serum Testosterone, Serum Prolactin , Scrotal Ultrasound and Penile Doppler. Only after knowing what is the cause of ED , I will be able to tell whether it is permanent or temporary. Hope this information was useful to you. Any clarifications feel free to ask. Regards.