What questions do I ask my doctor when talking about erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When you see your doctor about erectile dysfunction (ED) be prepared to ask about causes, tests, health conditions, treatments, medications, and specialists. You’ll want to know what might be causing your ED, and what tests your doctor will perform to figure that out. Ask how he or she may treat your ED, and whether you should see a specialist such as a urologist. Ask about what medications may be prescribed. Most importantly, ask questions that are on your mind. In many cases, it’s a good idea to bring your spouse or sexual partner, who may remember to ask questions you’ve forgotten. ED is a problem in a relationship, and solving together it can improve your relationship.
When you talk to your doctor about erectile dysfunction (ED), you will have many questions. You may want to know how often difficulty getting or maintaining an erection is too often and requires a doctor’s help; whether you have any lifestyle habits or medical conditions that cause ED or make it worse; whether your ED could be caused by a medication you are currently taking; and what tests the doctor will do to figure out what is causing your ED. The answers to these questions will help you and your doctor choose the ED treatment that’s right for you.

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