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When should I seek medical advice for erectile dysfunction?

If you are having problems with erectile dysfunction (ED) it would be a good idea to get medical advice. Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of serious medical problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Make an appointment with your doctor for a reoccurring erection problem, one that emerges more than 25% of the time, or if ED:
  • occurs after you start taking a new medication;
  • arises after a change in dose of medication;
  • affects your self-image or sense of well-being;
  • fails to improve.

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