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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.


 


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Last Updated: April 6, 2016

Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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