Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried I may have erectile dysfunction.
  • I have ED, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have ED, and I'm having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried I may have erectile dysfunction.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on January 20, 2018

  1. Are my sexual problems a sign of erectile dysfunction (ED)?
  2. Do men often have trouble getting erections as they get older?
  3. Could ED be caused by my medications, or other problems like heart disease, diabetes, or depression?
  4. Could something in my lifestyle cause ED, like smoking, drinking, or drug use?
  5. What are good treatments for erectile dysfunction?

I have ED, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on January 20, 2018

  1. Are there risks to taking erectile dysfunction medications?
  2. If I try an ED drug, what's the best choice for me?
  3. What should I do if I also have risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, or hypertension?
  4. Could counseling or other non-drug treatments help relieve my ED?
  5. What lifestyle changes can I make to improve my erections?

I have ED, and I'm having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on January 20, 2018

  1. What can I do if I'm still having erection problems?
  2. Should I see a psychologist or sex therapist?
  3. Should I consider surgery, devices, or injections for ED?
  4. Am I doing enough to lower my risk of cardiovascular problems related to ED?
  5. How often should I be tested for heart-related risk factors?