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How are the nerves of the penis damaged?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
One of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction is nerve damage (neuropathy) caused by uncontrolled diabetes. People who have had a stroke, damaging seizures, spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis may also have damage to the nerves supplying the penis.

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