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10 Questions for Doctor About Erectile Dysfunction

Since you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED), ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

  1. Could an underlying illness be causing my erectile dysfunction or making it worse?
  2. Could any of my medications be causing my ED or making it worse?
  3. If so, can I safely change my medications or their doses?
  4. How might the use of tobacco or alcohol contribute to ED?
  5. Could stress or other psychological problems be contributing to my erection difficulties?
  6. Should I see a counselor, a sex therapist, or a psychiatrist?
  7. Could a drug like Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Stendra, or Viagra work for me? If not, could another drug be an option for me?
  8. How can I take ED medication safely, and what side effects should I look for?
  9. How much improvement can I expect?
  10. What nonmedication treatments (such as implants, vacuum devices, or surgery) are available? What are the pros and cons of these treatments?

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on October 18, 2012

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