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What are the symptoms of erectile dysfunction (erection problems)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of erectile dysfunction may vary depending on the cause and the severity of the condition. Obviously, the major signs of ED are having problems getting an erection that's firm or long enough to have sex, or having problems maintaining an erection for a sufficient amount of time to have sex. Some men may also experience a decrease in sex drive. Some men may be able to get an erection sometimes but not others, and some men may not be able to get an erection at all. In all cases of ED, though, symptoms are frequent or persistent.

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