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Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction

What to Expect During Your Doctor Visit

Men are frequently reluctant to discuss their sexual problems, particularly erectile dysfunction or ED, and often need to be specifically asked. You can assist and initiate this process just by telling your doctor directly that erectile dysfunction is a problem for you. Opening a dialogue allows your doctor to begin the investigation or refer you to a consultant.

Scheduling enough time with your doctor to conduct a full interview and physical examination is important. After performing a full interview, physical examination, and laboratory testing, your doctor can then discuss your particular situation, the most likely cause, and reasonable treatment options.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/4/2014
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