I have had erectile dysfunction for almost two years. I am 31 years old. Thinking back I saw a slow decline in sexual function before that. The only medication I was taking was doxycycline for rosacea. I no longer have morning erectiions but can masturbate to achieve erection/orgasm. Frequently I have gnawing pain in my left groin especially after orgasm. I can not tolerate ED drugs such as Cialis as they cause me significant muscle/back pain and didn't help much. I have seen a doctor and they just want to hand me pills. The gnawing pain in my left groin/leg (where the hip meets the groin) may be the cause; however, I don't know what test to demand. I was wondering if any MD out there could offer some advice. The MD I saw felt the area and said "I don't feel anything" when I hypothesized aneurysm. Could it be venous leak? Jogging/coffee helps temporarily. My erections almost always disappear when I stand (never a problem before). The MD made it sound like a penile scan would not help.
Welcome to the ehealthforum. An erection problem is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough for a man to have intercourse. If the condition persists, the medical term is erectile dysfunction.
In most men of your age, the cause is often psychological. Other medical causes may be diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone, depression, spinal cord and neurological causes.
To exactly pinpoint a diagnosis you need to get a complete examination done from a urologist and get your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, thyroid hormones, testosterone levels and a neurological examination of the testicles and penis done.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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