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Can an injury cause erectile dysfunction?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Injuries may result in erectile dysfunction (ED). For example, spinal cord injuries may damage the nerves that trigger erections. When these nerves no longer work, ED results. Bicycling for long periods of time can reduce blood flow to the penis, resulting in ED. Pain medications given to men with injuries may also result in ED. 

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