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Diagnosing and Treating Male Sexual Dysfunction

Diagnosing Male Sexual Dysfunction

If you think you are experiencing male sexual dysfunction, see your doctor.

  • Your doctor will ask you to describe the problem and will ask questions to help determine whether the cause is physical, psychological, or a combination of both.

  • A general physical examination, including examination of the penis and testicles, will be performed, and other tests may be done to evaluate your health.

  • Blood tests may be done to determine if there is a hormonal problem contributing to sexual dysfunction.

Treating Male Sexual Dysfunction

  • For psychological causes of sexual dysfunction, such as relationship problems, counseling, either individually or as a couple, may be beneficial. Sexual therapy with a therapist who specializes in sexual dysfunction may also help.

  • Depression or anxiety disorders may need treatment.

  • Any physical problems that may be affecting sexual function should be addressed.

  • If a medication is interfering with sexual function, it may be possible to change or discontinue the medication.

  • Prescription medications that treat erectile dysfunction may help a man achieve and maintain erections.

  • Hormonal treatment, such as testosterone replacement therapy, may help with hormone imbalances that are contributing to sexual dysfunction.

APA Reference
Writer, H. (2008, December 10). Diagnosing and Treating Male Sexual Dysfunction, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, July 22 from https://www.healthyplace.com/sex/male-sexual-dysfunction/diagnosing-and-treating-male-sexual-dysfunction

Last Updated: June 27, 2019

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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