Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood on August 30, 2012

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Sheldon Marks, MD. Urologist; Male Infertility Specialist, Prostate Cancer Specialist, Microsurgical Vasectomy Reversal Specialist, Tucson, AZ.

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Narrator: Am I likely to have erectile dysfunction as I age?

Sheldon Marks, MD: Most men once you hit age 50 have at least some experiences where erections are not what they should be. Either you didn't get a good erection, or premature ejaculation, or fading too quickly, not enough rigidity. But that's part of what should be considered normal variations. It's not either, 100 percent normal or you rush to the doctor. Now if you have a consistent problem where you're not having normal erections or no sex drive, then that means you need to be seen. But people shouldn't obsess with anything that's less than perfect once in a while.