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What tests are used to evaluate sexual problems?

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Several tests can be used to evaluate the causes and extent of male sexual problems. They include:

  • Blood tests. These tests may be done to check hormone levels and to check for diabetes, high cholesterol and other risk factors.
  • Vascular assessment. This involves an evaluation of the blood flow to the penis. A blockage in a blood vessel supplying blood to the penis may be contributing to erectile dysfunction.
  • Sensory testing. Particularly useful in evaluating the effects of diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), sensory testing measures the strength of nerve impulses in a particular area of the body.
  • Nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity testing. This test is used to monitor erections that occur naturally during sleep. This test can help determine if a man's erectile problems are due to physical or psychological causes.

From: Sexual Problems in Men WebMD Medical Reference

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Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2019

SOURCE: 

Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2019

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