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How is erectile dysfunction treated?

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Sometimes, it’s as simple as taking a pill your doctor prescribes. There are drugs just for ED. Other options your doctor can help you explore include:

If stress, anxiety, or depression is causing it, your doctor can help you find a licensed mental health professional to talk with.

  • Injections
  • Suppositories
  • Surgical penile implants
  • Special devices, like vacuum pumps, which boost blood flow to the penis

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Erectile Dysfunction (ED)."

Mayo Clinic: "Preparing for your appointment."

Netdoctor: "Discussing erectile dysfunction (ED) with a doctor."

AUA Foundation: "Erectile Dysfunction: Causes, Risks & Talking to Your Doctor."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 10, 2016

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Erectile Dysfunction (ED)."

Mayo Clinic: "Preparing for your appointment."

Netdoctor: "Discussing erectile dysfunction (ED) with a doctor."

AUA Foundation: "Erectile Dysfunction: Causes, Risks & Talking to Your Doctor."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 10, 2016

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