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What physical problems can lead to erectile dysfunction?

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  • Surgery: Nerves and tissue needed for an erection can be affected during procedures to treat prostate and bladder cancer.
  • Injury: If you hurt your pelvis, bladder, spinal cord, or penis -- and you require surgery -- you may get ED.
  • Venous leak: To keep an erection, the blood that flows into your penis has to stay a while. If it flows out too quickly, you’ll lose your erection. An injury or disease can cause this.
  • Diseases: Conditions including diabetes, kidney disease, nerve and brain disorders, high blood pressure, and an elarged prostate can prevent your body from working like it should.

SOURCES: 

The Family Doctor.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders.

Erectile Dysfunction Information Center.

Up To Date.  

American College of Physicians.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: 

The Family Doctor.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders.

Erectile Dysfunction Information Center.

Up To Date.  

American College of Physicians.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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