ultrasound may not be widely available. For more information, see the topic
problems are normal. If you are usually able to have and maintain a full
erection, tests are usually not needed. Your erection problem may be from
stress or anxiety or relationship problems.
Psychological tests may
be recommended if no physical cause is found for your erection problem. You may
want to see a counselor who specializes in sexual problems.
angiogram may be recommended if initial tests cannot find a cause for your
erection problems. An angiogram is an X-ray test that takes pictures of the
blood flow in an artery. For more information, see the topic
Angiogram. Experts are not sure how useful the
angiogram test is because treatment to repair the blood vessels of the penis
will be a choice for only a few men with this specific
Dorsal nerve conduction test, evoked potential studies,
and penile biothesiometry are extensive neurologic tests to check the nerve
supply to the penis. These nervous system tests are not generally done or are
not widely available.
Other Places To Get Help
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information
3 Information Way
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information
Clearinghouse (NKUDIC), a federal agency, is a service of the National
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NIDDK is part
of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. The clearinghouse provides information about diseases of the
kidneys and urologic system to people with kidney and urologic disorders and to
their families, to health professionals, and to the public. NKUDIC answers
inquiries; develops, reviews, and distributes publications; and works closely
with professional and patient groups and government agencies to
coordinate resources about kidney and urologic diseases.
UrologyHealth.org, American Urological
1000 Corporate Boulevard
1-866-RING AUA (1-866-746-4282) toll-free
UrologyHealth.org is a website written by urologists
for patients. Visitors can find specific topics by using the "search"
The website provides information about adult and
pediatric urologic topics, including kidney, bladder, and prostate conditions.
You can find a urologist, sign up for a free quarterly newsletter, or click on
the Urology Resource Center to find materials about urologic problems.