19 and impotent

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  1. kaczynski66

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    I know this is a common topic in this thread, but my situation is a little different. I'm 19 and for almost a year I've been, essentially, impotent. I can't get erections without being stimulated, and the second the stimulation stops, my penis goes completely limp in a matter of seconds. I've gone to various urologists, only to be told that all tests came back normal and I have no physical problems. I don't have high blood pressure, I'm not depressed, nor am I on medication. I don't believe this is an entirely psychogical problem either because I rarely get morning erections, and when I do the erection is absolutely pathetic, barely hard enought to even qualify as a hardon. My libido has gone down the toilet, and I really barely even feel horny anymore. I don't know what to do, it feels horrible to be impotent during the time when my peers are virile and at their sexual peak. Is there anything that could be causing this that the doctor wouldn't have thought of? Please help...
     
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    Gosh, kaczynski66, you say that you don't believe it's 100% psychological, but if it is even partly due to this it would be worth being counciled to determine just what part that might be playing. Since you've been to various urologists, get one that you have confidence in to refer you to a psychologist.

    Before this began about a year ago did you get hardons that you considered 'normal'? Also, I wonder if you know of any tramatic occurance that could have brought it on? I do think the longer you go without proper diagnosis, the more difficult it will be to alleviate.

    This seems to me to have an amount of urgency to it and please don't keep putting it off. You're at the age where sexual activity could be a very important part of everyday life.

    Let us know the steps you will take and the results of any action. This condition is worth praying about (I think).

    All the best,

    Luke
     
  3. Dave NoCal

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    kaczynski66,
    You mentioned medical tests that came back "normal." My guess is that you are referring to a test of testosterone level. An endocrinolist I knew pointed out that the reference range for "normal" tesosterone levels is very broad and something that is "normal" to the lab may not be normal for you. For example, the test I had had a range of 300-1100 (more or less, it was a while ago). Mine was 310 and pronounced normal. I need to be in the 500s to function well.
    A futher posibility is that there is an underlying condition that is not being diaagnosed. In my case it was Lyme disease which I got from a tick bite. You probably need a second opinion, or a third and fourth.
     
  4. viking1

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    I would see another doctor. Your problem could be hormone related, and you
    may want to see an endocrinologist. A Lyme disease test would also be good.
    A lot of doctors have never seen Lyme and don't know the signs.
     
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    That's something I forgot about. Low testosterone would pretty much make sense as a cause for the libido and consequently the erection problem.. And when I got it tested, it was barely above the level that's considered low. The doc told me that this was normal, people just have different levels of testosterone, and he refused to give me any sort of supplement even though it was at the very very very bottom range of "normal." Should I seek out someone who would give me a testosterone supplement or something?
     
  6. viking1

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    I wouldn't try to just get supplements without more info. I WOULD certainly see another doctor, or 2 or 3 if necessary.
     
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    same thing here but Depression and anxiety kills mine.

    My testosterone was below the normal range.
    Now, I am taking AndroGel, a topical cream and it bumped up to mid 20s.
    Like Dave said, dont look at the numbers, its all how you feel. Each person is different.
    I havent found the level that works yet. Im still in the ditch.

    Don't worry about not being able to perform. I've had sex with guys that could not achieve erections - at all, and it was great.
    Gives you the rest of the body to focus on, and see what turns you on or off.

    And if they ditch you for not being able to perform - fuck em. Their loss.
     
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    go see another doc, and then seriously take a hard look at possible psychological causes- depression, anxiety- and your sexuallity. any conflicts or repressed feelings there can cause impotence as well.
     
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    I would certainly get at least one other medical opinion -- maybe an endocrinologist (I don't think you mention having seen one yet).
    Maybe you can find one who's focused on the kind of problem you're presenting.
    I'm no great fan of naturopathy (don't really know much about it), but I believe they can often suggest substances to take that allow your body to better use the testosterone that you have. Maybe you should check it out.
    No fun to have this problem, especially at your age.
    Good luck.
     
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    It does sound like low testosterone is a likely culprit, or perhaps a symptom of something else. I don't know the statistics but it would seem that young men don't usually have borderline-low levels. If you are the least bit of an outdoorsman, Lyme could be a real possibility. I have it and post on a site called lymenet.org. In following it for over four years, it seems to me that practically all the men who post there, or are posted about by a parent or partner, have low testosterone. This is from ages as low as fifteen. It also seems that many of them, young and old, have had recurrent prostatitis.
    I don't want to hijack the thread but am glad to fill people in on my experience
    It's bad stuff. Watch out for ticks!
    Dave
     
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    The more you worry about it the less likely it will change. Take the advice given previously and go see several specialists so that they can get to the bottom of your problem. Someone is likely to figure out what is going on and will know what to do to fix your problem. The fact that you start to take control of the problem will make you feel less anxious and could start you on the road to getting everything working as it should. Good luck and keep a positive attitude as all is not lost ....
     
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    Also ask for the doctor to check for hypothyroidism. It's not that common in guys but it's a possibility.

    Definitely find yourself a new doctor, any doctor who thinks it's normal for 19 year olds NOT to have erections needs their head examined.
     
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    Chico8 wrote:

    Definitely find yourself a new doctor, any doctor who thinks it's normal for 19 year olds NOT to have erections needs their head examined.

    I say: Any doctor who thinks it's normal for 19 year olds NOT to have erections needs to go to nursing school.

    Dave
     
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    Hope you find out what's wrong very soon......

    Agree...this is not normal at all for a 19 yr. old.
     
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    are you using any kind of muscle stimulation pills or something??>..

    I had a friend who used anabolics (i dunno if it's the right word) but it's like steroids for making big muscles after a while he became impotent at 20 years so he stopped... so my question is are you using any kind of medicine or something?
     
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    Point One

    You definitely need another doctor. 310 might barely make it with 300 at the bottom for males in geneal. But not for 19 year olds. A 19 year old male body is not fully developed yet as in muscle strength etc and possibly even dick size. And it takes testostorome to do that. All your testostorome is going to develope your body.

    Point Two
    There is a companion harmone for testostorome. I don't remember what it is, but it also has to be in the right range for testostorome to work properly. Seems like it is estrogen. All guys have to have some of it but at wrong levels it can cause trouble.

    Point Three

    The biggest sex organ is your brain. I had trouble at your age as well. I tried to imagine girls and all and it just wasn't working.

    I was in denial. When I started thinking men. It all changed immediately. You need to explore all of yourself and see what turns you on. Explore without worring about an erection looking at pics on internet etc and see what really excites you.

    Point Four

    Are you overweight, underweight, eat a well ballanced diet and give the correct amount of sleep for you - enough, but not too much?

    Do your excercise enough? Excercise will increase sex drive.
     
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    I agree with most of the guys refering you to see another doctor
    or two! You should most definitely seek the guidance of an endocrinologist
    any doctor,who dismisses you're concerns about low testosterone levels
    can't be terribly competent.
    Mr. Ed also has low levels, and has been taking "Andogel" like Rikter8 for a long while. He had the exact symptoms that you're having too.
    But please don't use this information as a diagnoses,you need to see
    a special in endocrinology to clear things up for you, I also think getting some counseling,certainly won't hurt you either.
    Mind you, I'm not saying anything is wrong in your head, but why not check out every aspect of your health issues.
    Our prayers and best wishes are with you for resolution of this
    problem,kacszynski.
    cigarbabe:saevilw:
     
  18. kaczynski66

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    Well, I don't think the problem is my sexuality, I'm pretty positive that I'm not in denial or anything. But, I am extremely small for my age. I'm 5'8 and 130 pounds, only a little bit bigger than I was when I started high school. This kind of makes me wonder if I'm missing out on some hormone production, but I have visited endocrinologists in the past who have tested a lot of my hormones and told me everything looked normal. I am definately going to get opinions from a few more doctors though. Thanks for your help everyone :smile:
     
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    check your testesterone leves in a blood examination to see if there are in the normal range.if there aren't start bodybuldying and run frequently and starting take supplements of testosterone gels etc.but first consult your urologist.maybe you think so much that you are impotent due to an experience that you may had in the past with a girl and it has been stucked in your mind that you are impotent and your body believes it.i don't know.
     
  20. D_Aston Asstonne

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    are you a heavy smoker/drinker/??these habits along with stress will take the lead right outta your pencil.
     
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