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Erectile Dysfunction

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As any glance at your email spam filter will tell you, erectile dysfunction is big business (as is money laundering for deposed Nigerian Princes). A common complaint that will affect many men in their lives, it can be just a one-off occurrence, but for some the problem is long-term. Although you may have a normal sex drive, sufferers fail to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis to enable sex to take place. This can be embarrassing for both you and your partner, leading to plaintive mutterings of ‘but I really do want to do it’. Stress, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and other conditions such as Peyronie’s disease or a tight foreskin may all be contributing causes, but treatments are available – not through your email inbox – but instead through your GP.

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I'm a 27 year old men with a very low libido I can say that it's been with me for about 1 year. Is that thing gonna pass? Been to a urolog which they say is psychological. I'm married and that's destroying my life ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•





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I'm 18 & my pennis isn't as hard as it used to be & my sex drive isn't the way it used to be... I used to masterbate once daily Atleast! Is there any foods I should start eating or vitamins Or any useful advice & what is wrong?





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this seems to relate to me too

I am a 49 yr old male and lately when I ejeculate it does not shoot out anymore it just dribbles out





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Hi i did a one off cycle ride of 115 miles back in june 2015, i had fitted a new saddle and think it was adjusted a little too high at the front, after the 10+ hours in the saddle i couldn't feel my penis for 3 days! Since the ride i haven't been able to get an erection! Before the ride i had no problems and was having good sex abt 3 times a week! I have seen my doctor and had an ultra scan that found just a bit of bruising, i have tried viagra and also testosterone cream but to no avail! I have managed to get a soft half erection now and then and when that has happened my penis bends quite badly to the right and the top 1/3 doesn't swell like the rest of the shaft, it never did that before! Also i have a mild ache under my scrotum and the top 1/3 of my penis that seems constant since the ride. I am worried that this is perminant as i think i may have damaged a nerve and perhaps the veins under my scrotum. I am 60 fit and healthy i don't smoke and i drink very little. Please help!





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Hi there i have been with my boyfriend for over 4 years but he has never been able to ejaculate when we have sex. He says he can feel it get to the tip then it just stops.He is getting very frustrated.Yet he can ejaculate when he masturbates but never while he is with me. He is 38. What could this be ? many thanks.





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Hi doctors, i was diagnosed as a type2 diabetic twelve years ago , i have been on Metformin (500mg 3*daily) and occasional insulin ever since. I have to honestly say that my diabetes has been poorly controlled all these while. in 2010 ,i had gangrene infection in my scrotum and was operated on. few months after I noticed that my usually very hard erection was getting weaker and weaker with time. Right now, i have no erection at all. Surprisingly, i can still produce or ejaculate healthy sperm during oral sex without actually having an erection. I have been prescribed viagra, Calais, etc in the past by different doctors but non seemed to be working at all. Please i need your help in finding a permanent solution to this my problem before it completely ruins my life and especially my marriage. p/s, my wife is a very sensual person and this situation is really taking a toll on her and our sex life. Please help me. Help my marriage.





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I am 14 and I have a wight lump on my testicular I don't no what it is can some one help me.





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for a few years now I have suffered depression and this I think may have affected my sex life with my partner we have not had sex now for over 9 years I have tried Viagra but to no avail. my friend has said that his doctor supplied him with a cream which he rubs into his arm he said it was because he had a low testosterone and now he says things are better for him he has full erections and sex life back could this work for me .





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I am 27 year old male. I used to be able to ejaculate sperm during sex and masturbation but now I do not. I have type one diabetes and it's worrying me as I would like children in the future! Can anyone help please?





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I have been diagnosed with peyronie's disease. I've been told that there's not much that can be done.i could go private but cannot afford to do that.my last visit to the hospital was not very helpful.I get depressed at the though of having sex again and when I we it goes to the right and if I'm not careful I we over the toilet. Can you help me to my condition better please. I'm very shy and embarrassed about talking about my condition.





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