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Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by abcd1, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. abcd1

    abcd1 New Member

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    so i have been having some problems lately. by the way, i am 21. here they are:

    -low sex drive
    -inability to get fully erect for intercourse about 35-40% of the time
    -inability to stay erect
    -inability to get erect on my own (as in, i usually need to look at porn or something to get hard - self-stimulation doesn't work)
    -long recovery time - at least a day before i can ejaculate again
    -small total ejaculate

    i haven't had these problems (except for long recovery time and small ejaculate) until about a year ago. now i am very concerned. i saw my doctor and he gave me some cialis, which is fine for now, but i am worried about the long run - i am far too young for this, in my opinion. i don't think it is all in my head, because it seemed to come out of nowhere. in a few months i am having my testosterone levels tested, but i was wondering if any of you have any ideas/suggestions. i should also mention that i have been taking 3G of l-arginine per day. thanks in advance for any insight.
     
  2. Industrialsize

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    do you have "morning wood"?
     
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    see a doctor????
     
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    i rarely have morning wood, and have already seen a doctor, if you read the whole post
     
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    I/M/O, a day isn't a long recovery time. For some guys it can be as long as 2 or 3 days; even for a younger guy. At my age, 50, it can be even longer.:redface:

    Since you've been to a doctor, you've already done what I'd recommend. You should get a second opinion.

    You may need to consider *gasp!* a psychiatrist.
     
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    see a different doctor or tell the one you have that you don't want to wait a few months to have your testosterone levels checked. Why is he waiting???Exactly what kind of testing did he do?......I'm in my mid forties and had all the symptoms that you had, and after testing it was discovered I was making very little testosterone, with the right medication, my sex drive and sex life is back and WONDERFUL.......
     
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    You are far too young to be taking cialis. You should have your doctor test your testosterone level right away. No need to wait. If you are seeing a general practictioner then you should get a referal to a doc who has impotence as his speciality. Let us know what the outcome is.
     
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    Starting off with Cialis or Viagra with L-arginine to tide you over is a reasonable thing to do.

    Since you are young, it would be nice to try to figure out a reason.
    Psychological?: This is probably one of the most common causes in your age group. Even if there is another primary cause, there is often anxiety that develops from this and makes the situation worse (E.g., you get into a vicious cycle of trying to perform and the more you think about it, the less you are into the sex, and the more difficult it becomes). Anxiety and stress rev up your sympathetic nervous system and lead to erectile difficulty (the effect may be quite significant... think about it, what's the chance that you can get an erection if you are in a really stressful situation... like someone pointing a gun at you... probably ~0%. Another thing is pornography: really the more of this you see, the more desensitized you become. For a normal guy it goes like this: you see a really hot/enhanced girl on screen doing really depraved, nasty things... all of a sudden vanilla sex with a normal looking girl doesn't really do as much for you...

    Physical?: There may be some abnormal circulation present from birth or caused by injury. You are generally too young to have clogged or hardened arteries (do you smoke?, how's your diet?). Any injuries to the area: some people claim that bicycle riding may injure arteries that supply the penis. Improper techniques while jelqing or using too tight cock rings for too long may cause injury. Injuries may also occur during sex (but usually you would notice something like this happen and it would likely be painful).

    Tests you can/should get:
    *Testosterone (check in the morning)
    *Prolactin (sometimes pituitary tumors that produce prolactin may cause this, although this sounds scary, these tumors almost always may be treated successfully with just medication)
    *LH, FSH: to check for proper pituitary gland function.
    *Doppler ultrasound of the penis: to evaluate for proper blood flow and to rule out venous leak or Peyronie's disease..

    These are simple tests, talk to your doc about them.

    Good luck!
     
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