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Going To Gp Re: Erection Problems

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Hi all,

Have posted on the tech board previously but not the general discussion.

As the topic suggests I've had erection difficulties for a while and my punting activities have have mainly been limited to non penetrative stuff (which I've really enjoyed) but would like all options open to me in the future. My question is what can I expect when i visit my GP? Is it going to be an in depth analysis of my sex life or more of an informal chat to assess my general health and make sure there are no underlying medical conditions. Obviously all GPs will be a bit different but would like to hear from those who have bitten the bullet so to speak. Girls are more than welcome to chip in.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Surreypunter

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erection probless can be a symptom of other health issues. get a proper MOT at your GP

make sure he checks heart function, blood pressure, dehydration and testosterone levels.

be frank with him/her.

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Your GP is not going to probe into your sex life (other than establishing whether the problem occurs all the time, some of the time, or only in certain situations/circumstances, and for how long the problems have been there, is this a sudden change or gradual deterioration etc).

The doctor will certainly want to physically check your equipment to make sure there's nothing wrong with it. I'd expect a general check on circulation, blood pressure etc, along with some questions about any drugs (prescription or otherwise) being used, and alcohol/tobacco consumption (both of which can have a major bearing on erectile function). Assuming nothing untoward found, I'd expect a prescription for Viagra or similar being offered (for which you will have to pay at private prescription rates, unless your medical situation qualifies for NHS help).

The important thing is to tell the Doc what the problem is, i.e. when he says "How can I help you?" or "What appears to be the problem?", be honest and say "I'm having problems with my erections" rather than beating about the bush, so to speak.

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I hope you have a sympathetic GP. If not it could prove to be an uphill battle. You can be referred to a teaching hospital where they will have specialist clinics dealing with all manner of sexual problems. This might be the way to go if you encounter further difficulties after the initial GP consultation. Good luck.

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Hi all,

Have posted on the tech board previously but not the general discussion.

As the topic suggests I've had erection difficulties for a while and my punting activities have have mainly been limited to non penetrative stuff (which I've really enjoyed) but would like all options open to me in the future. My question is what can I expect when i visit my GP? Is it going to be an in depth analysis of my sex life or more of an informal chat to assess my general health and make sure there are no underlying medical conditions. Obviously all GPs will be a bit different but would like to hear from those who have bitten the bullet so to speak. Girls are more than welcome to chip in.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Surreypunter

This is the website that's been advertised on the telly recently about erectile dysfunction.

It will tell you all you need to know and what your GP should offer to test.

P.S It's not me sponsoring the website B)

Edited by Lilly B

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Hi Lilly B and everyone else who has responded. Thanks for your comments. I took a look at the website Lilly recommended and at least now I know more or less what to expect. Got an appointment tomorrow afternoon. Will let you know how i get on.

Regards

Surreypunter

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Just a bit more information for you, I am a diabetic and suffer with EDF because of it, I have tried both Viagra and Cialis, sadly neither work for me, I have been told that you can have an injection which you must administer at the base of your penis before sex, have been told it works, but do not fancy injecting into my old chap, so sadly at 63 I am resigned to non penetrative sex, have tried vacuum pumps as well, dont waste your money.

It is quite sad because I have a new partner who I love to bits, and really want to make love to her and can't, and now I am so frightened I will lose her because of it.

If anyone has any useful or sensible suggestions please leave them here or PM me.

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You haven't said how old you are.

At 30, I would be worried.

At 50, I would just think it was wearing out and needed blue help.

The human species is not supposed to procreate after a certain age, so nature says if you are not supposed to be procreating because you are no longer a prime member of the species, I will take the means away from you.

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Hi Zzzorro,

I'm 41. I guess it's not that unusual as quite a bit of the stuff in the media is aimed at those over 40. I don't have any underlying conditions that I know of but hopefully after a full check up they can rule out certain things and maybe a suggest a way forward.

Thanks

Surreypunter

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