What is postcoital dysphoria (“post-sex blues”)?

What is postcoital dysphoria (“post-sex blues”)? Sometimes, people feel deep sadness or agitation after consensual sex. The medical term for these feelings is postcoital dysphoria (PCD), but some call it the “post-sex blues.” In some cases, people become tearful or depressed after orgasm. In others, they become argumentative with their partner. These feelings occur even […]

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Soft Drinks & ED

Soft Drinks Can consuming soft drinks lead to erectile dysfunction (ED)? It’s possible. Soft drinks, which include sweetened carbonated beverages like soda, are usually high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, and calories. Consuming too much of these ingredients can contribute to the development of metabolic syndrome, which can then lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). Metabolic syndrome […]

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Penile Prosthesis

Penile ProsthesisWhen should a man consider a prosthesis?Usually, a prosthesis is considered a last resort. Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are encouraged to try all other possible treatments (such as pills, injections, and vacuum devices) before getting an implant. However, some treatments are not suitable for all men. For example, men who take nitrates cannot […]

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Are certain foods helpful in addressing erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Are certain foods helpful in addressing erectile dysfunction (ED)? It’s possible. Research published in January 2016 found that men who ate foods high in antioxidants called flavonoids had a lower risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) than those who didn’t eat a flavonoid-rich diet. Flavonoids can be found in certain plant-based foods like citrus fruits, blueberries, […]

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What is penile ultrasound?

What is penile ultrasound? An ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to produce pictures of internal organs, giving doctors a more detailed view. Penile ultrasound can be used to evaluate many conditions affecting the penis, including erectile dysfunction (ED), plaques (such as those caused by Peyronie’s disease), fibrosis, lumps, and even cancer. […]

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Congenital Penile Curvature

Congenital Penile Curvature Patients with congenital penile curvature will have noticed this problem during their entire post puberty adult life. Erections will have always shown the abnormal curvature, which most often is downward. There will not be any history of penile injury. No scar or “plaque” can be felt in the penis during examination. In […]

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Why should men talk to their doctor about ED?

Why should men talk to their doctor about ED?There are several good reasons:ED can be a sign of a larger medical issue. ED is common in men with heart disease and diabetes. It can also happen to men with high blood pressure or kidney disease. Often, it’s the first sign that something else is wrong. […]

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A Man’s Penis Changes with Age

A Man’s Penis Changes with AgeAs we get older, it’s inevitable that our bodies change. Our hair might turn gray, our skin may become wrinkled, and we might put on a little weight. These are changes we can usually expect.Some men might be surprised to learn that their penis and testicles change with age, too. […]

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Discolored semen

Discolored semenShould I be concerned about discolored semen?Semen is normally a whitish-gray color. It’s usually quite thick after ejaculation, but liquefies within 30 minutes.Changes in the appearance of semen might be temporary and not a health concern. However, sometimes these changes can be a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires further evaluation.If changes […]

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Premature Ejaculation

Premature EjaculationWhat is premature ejaculation (PE)?Premature ejaculation is repeated ejaculation in response to minimal stimulation before, at the time of, or shortly after penetration, but before the man wishes it, and over which the man feels he has little or no control. It is important to recognize that premature ejaculation is a subjective diagnosis and […]

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