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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Erectile Dysfunction

questions to ask your doctor about erectile dysfunction

Questions To Ask Your Doctor about Erectile Dysfunction

If you want to know what questions to ask your doctor about erectile dysfunction, we can help. You’ve seen the ads on TV and in magazines and on the Internet, but you didn’t think it would happen to you: you’ve got erectile dysfunction, and you also have some questions to ask your doctor. Some men find it difficult to talk to their healthcare provider about erectile dysfunction treatmentsThat’s why it’s important for you to find someone you can trust and with whom you feel comfortable. It is also helpful to be prepared with questions to ask your doctor about erectile dysfunction during your visit so you don’t forget to ask them and you feel more at ease.

[1] About 5% of 40-year-old men and between 15 and 25% of men age 65 years experience erectile dysfunction on a long-term basis, according to the National Institutes of Health. A higher percentage of men experience erectile dysfunction occasionally. Source: WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/guide/erectile-dysfunction-basics

[2] Injections are reportedly effective in more than 85% of men who have undergone radical prostatectomy. Source: 100 Q&A about Prostate Cancer.

[3] The malfunction rate is about 10% at ten years. Risk of infection is less, but if it occurs the entire prosthesis must be removed. Source: 100 Q&A about Prostate Cancer.

Feel free to add to this list of questions to ask your doctor about erectile dysfunction.

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About Dr. Larry Lipshultz, M.D.

Dr. Lipshultz is Professor of Urology and Chief of the Division of Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas . He is an internationally acclaimed fertility specialist and a pioneer in the field of urologic microsurgery, specializing in male infertility, erectile dysfunction, microsurgery, genetic causes of infertility, and age-related changes in male hormone levels (androgen replacement). He was a founder of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction and is a Past President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. In addition, he has served on the FDA Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs. He was the first AUA Research scholar and was awarded the prestigious Hugh Hampton Young Award at the 2005 AUA Annual Meeting. More on Dr. Lipshultz

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