I have ED and I am using Androgel to help me get an erection. My question is, " will it cause an erection"?
Does Androgel cause an erection?
Question posted by LarryJay on 20 Feb 2011
Last updated on 11 May 2012 by Kevin B
No, I don't believe that Testosterone causes an erection. That's what viagra does. Testosterone causes and increase in DESIRE. Big difference.
According to my healthcare provider increased Testosterone will definitely cause erections. So the answer to your question is unequivocally is YES. She stated it will affect both the frequency and longevity of erections as though I was 18 again. Personally I have been on Testosterone Therapy for only a couple of weeks and haven't had these benefits yet but I was told it would take some for my T levels to rise.
I believe the answer is "No, Androgel will not CAUSE an erection." Erection is a function of blood filling the inflatable sacks within the penis, causing it to swell. There are other drugs for treating this (Cialis, as mentioned above, and Viagra, Levitra, to name a few) that open the blood vessles, allowing more filling faster, and also, having the blood trapped in those sacks due to blood pressure.
However, some doctors may be prescribing Androgel to assist in the increase of desire and libido... and this may be reflected in an erection or more frequent erections.
I believe that depends on whether or not your ED is being caused by low T or something else. I have suffered many ill effects of low-T from emotional mood swings, low energy and decreased ability to perform sexually (ED). For me, I would say it definately helps with erections yet I find cialis helps with sustained erectile ability. An important note to remember, is testosterone can be converted to estrogen more readily in overweight men acutally backfiring the goal of restoring our masculine mojo. Also, I find the application site impacting its effectiveness. Good luck.
"it" is a very general name that could mean just about anything. Could you be a bit more specific?
- AndroGel uses and safety info
- AndroGel information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of AndroGel (detailed)
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