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How should I prepare for a doctor visit about erectile dysfunction?

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Make a list of information your doctor will want, including

  • All medications you take, including herbal remedies, supplements, and vitamins.
  • Facts about your symptoms. When did they start? Did they come on slow or fast? Does it happen every time you want to have sex? Is it random? Is it only under certain circumstances?
  • Key personal information. Are you going through a stressful time? Have there been any major changes at home or work? Are you drinking heavily, or using cocaine, cigarettes, or opioids?

Ask your partner to come along to fill in details.

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 Sabrina Felson on October 18, 2020

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 Sabrina Felson on October 18, 2020

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