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What if I'm concerned about talking to my doctor about my erectile dysfunction?

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The best approach is just to say, "I think I may have ED." It's unlikely your doctor will feel uncomfortable.

If he has trouble talking about sexual issues with you, ask him to refer you to a urologist.

The doctor will start by asking about your medical history. He’ll do this to learn more about your symptoms, conditions, and what medicines you’re taking.

The questions may seem personal. But it's important to answer them fully and honestly. The doctor needs this information to know how to treat you.

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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