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What are physical causes of male sexual dysfunction?

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The physical causes of male sexual dysfunction include:

Premature ejaculation (PE) is usually not due to physical causes, although the problem is sometimes linked to a neurological disorder, prostate infections, or urethritis.

  • Diabetes, especially if you have type 2
  • Hypogonadism, in which the testicles do not produce enough testosterone
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Adrenal lesions (Cushing's syndrome)
  • Noncancerous pituitary growths that increase levels of a hormone called prolactin
  • Diseases that affect the nervous system
  • Damage following pelvic surgery
  • Conditions  or injuries that affect the penis directly
  • Any serious and debilitating disease that results in intense fatigue
  • Cardiovascular (heart) disease  

SOURCES: 

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. 

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 31, 2019

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