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How does ultrasound help in diagnosing erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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Sometimes called Doppler ultrasound, this is another way to check blood flow to the penis. It may be used along with the injection test.

Your doctor takes a device that looks like a wand and holds it over your penis. It uses sound waves to create a video of your blood vessels so your doctor can look at blood flow.

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 William Blahd on September 27, 2016

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 William Blahd on September 27, 2016

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