Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Treatment of Impotence
PDE5 drugs are very useful, but they do not work in all men. PDE5 drugs maybe less likely to work in men who
have had impotence for a long time
have severe impotence (no erections at all)
have impotence due to nerve damage, such as occurs with longstanding diabetes, or after surgery for prostate cancer.
Keep in mind that you should try one or more of the PDE5 drugs several times before you decide that the drugs will not work for you. Some men find that these drugs are less effective if they are tired or cold.
If you have tried one or more of the PDE5 drugs several drugs several times and have not had a response, you may wish to explore other treatment options.
Would you like to use this Decision Guide to learn more about treatments other than PDE5 drugs?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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