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Do you need a thyroid test if you have erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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A butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, your thyroid has a lot of jobs to do. One of them is to help with the flow of sex hormones. A blood test can check whether your thyroid is working right.

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Issues: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

National Health Service: “Erectile dysfunction (impotence).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction.”

American Thyroid Association, “Thyroid.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Issues: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

National Health Service: “Erectile dysfunction (impotence).”

Cleveland Clinic: “Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction.”

American Thyroid Association, “Thyroid.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 14, 2018

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