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Men’s Health - What happens in the Doctor’s office?

Talking about erectile dysfunction can be difficult. Remember that the doctor is dealing with problems like yours everyday and is used to discussing all aspects of sexual activity.

Your partner may want to come with you to see the doctor. Some doctors say that erectile dysfunction can be easier to treat when both partners are involved, but not always.

To find the cause of your erectile dysfunction, the doctor will take a complete medical history and do a physical examination.

Medical History

You will be asked to fill in a questionnaire about your health, as well as specific questions about your erection problems and your relationship with your partner. Bring a list of all the medications you take, or bring them with you to show to the doctor. Tell the doctor about any surgery you have had.

There will be questions about habits like alcohol use, smoking, and exercise and the doctor might ask you questions like:

» How do you rate your confidence that you can get and keep an erection?

» When you have erections with sexual stimulation, how often are your erections hard enough for penetration?

» During sexual intercourse, how often are you able to maintain your erection after you have penetrated your partner?

» When you attempt sexual intercourse, how often is it satisfactory for you?

» How would you rate your level of sexual desire?

» How often are you able to reach climax and have an ejaculation?

» Do you have an erection when you wake up in the morning?

Physical Exam

A physical exam can help the doctor find the cause of your erectile dysfunction. As part of the exam, the doctor will examine your testes and penis, take your blood pressure and check your reflexes. Where indicated, a blood sample will be taken to test for diabetes, cholesterol level, and other conditions that may be associated with erectile dysfunction.