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Causes of Impotence

So far you've indicated that you don't take medications, don't use alcohol or drugs, don't have diabetes, haven't had pelvic surgery, haven't had spinal cord or nerve injury, and don't have symptoms of a hormonal problem.

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Difficulty with erections can also be caused by stress, depression, anxiety or other psychological factors. Common triggers for difficulty with erections can include

  • distance or strain in the relationship between you and your partner

  • job or family related stress

  • fear or worries about sex or intimacy

  • anxiety about sexual performance

  • worries about your body image.

Do you feel that stress or other psychological factors may be affecting your sexual performance?

Yes, I may be suffering from stress.

No, I don't think I am suffering from stress.

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