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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Causes of Impotence

Okay. So far you've indicated that you are younger than 45 years old and that you

  • don't feel stress is contributing to your impotence

  • never (or almost never) get normal erections

  • don't take medications

  • don't use alcohol or recreational drugs

  • don't have diabetes

  • don't have heart or vascular disease

  • don't have high blood pressure or high cholesterol

  • haven't had pelvic surgery

  • haven't had spinal cord or nerve injury, and

  • don't have symptoms of a hormonal problem.

You should contact your doctor to have a medical evaluation to look for other causes of your difficulty getting and maintaining an erection.

Even if your doctor can't make a specific diagnosis, you may be helped by one or more treatments available to improve problems with erections. Please visit our Decision Guide on Treatment of Impotence.


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