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    Erection Problems: Questions Your Doctor May Ask - Topic Overview

    Your doctor may ask questions about the type of erection problem (erectile dysfunction) you have. Examples include:

    • Have you started taking any new medicines recently?
    • Do you feel depressed or have a low mood or trouble sleeping?
    • Are you having any difficulty or stress in your relationship or marriage?
    • Did the erection problem start suddenly?
    • How long have you been having erection problems?
    • When do you have erections, what are they like, and how long do they last?
    • What kind of erections do you have when masturbating?
    • Do you have erections in the morning or during the night?
    • Have you noticed a change in your desire or sexual interest?
    • Have you noticed changes in your orgasms or ejaculation?
    • Have you ever had any damage to your pelvic area (including surgery or radiation)?
    • Do you have heart disease, vascular disease, or diabetes? Have you ever had a stroke?
    • Are you having tremors, large changes in how much you weigh, diarrhea or constipation, or are you suddenly very sensitive to hot or cold temperatures?
    • Do you have headaches or problems with your peripheral vision?
    • Do you smoke cigarettes?
    • Do you drink alcohol? If yes, how much?
    • Do you have burning when you urinate or blood in your urine?
    • What expectations and motivations affect both you and your partner?

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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