Erectile Dysfunction

Difficulty obtaining an erection sufficient for intercourse affects 25% of men over age 50, but can occur in younger men as well. Urology Associates provides various treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED).

Causes of ED:

  • Causes are usually related to blood flow problems, with 70-80% of cases related to poor arteries
  • Many younger men presenting with ED have abnormal venous outflow from the penis, resulting in loss of erection during sexual activity
  • Neurological disease
  • Low testosterone

How We Diagnose ED:

  • Medical and sexual history
  • Physical exam
  • Psychological assessment

ED Treatment Side Effects

  • Pills may cause headaches and facial flushing
  • Self-injection therapy may cause prolonged erection (priapism)
  • Complications with penile prosthesis include possible device failure and infection requiring surgery

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Treatment Options:

  • Oral medications, such as Viagra and Cialis
  • Vaccuum erection devices
  • Penile self-injection therapy

  • Penile prosthesis
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Penile implant surgery

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Learn more about Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men.


Inflatable Penile Implant

An inflatable penile implant can be implemented in the case of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, or other medical conditions in which a man can no longer maintain an erection or sexual function.


Penile Self-Injection Therapy

Penile self-injection therapy is a shot that is inserted into the penis and produces an erection for up to an hour or more. This injection is mostly used to treat erectile dysfunction, but can help with other penile conditions as well.


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