In females, this occurrence is known as menopause. The male counterpart to this is known as Andropause.
What Do I Expect When I Consult My Doctor For Erectile Dysfunction (Ed) Treatment?
Your doctor will take a thorough medical history including questions on your lifestyle and relationship. Advice may be given to make lifestyle changes that may help improve ED, or to better manage ED symptoms. The physical examination will include blood pressure measurement, genital blood flow, prostate, and rectal examination.
Depending on individuals, your doctor may offer you blood tests to screen for any diabetes, cholesterol, hormonal issues. Doppler Ultrasound may be offered to evaluate the blood flow to your penis in an outpatient setting.
Nocturnal erection test: It is a test to measure the number and length of erections at night. Men undergoing this test are advised to wear a plastic ring-like device around the penis while asleep. In normal men, each night during sleep, one would experience 3-5 erections. If you do have erections during this test, the likely cause of Erectile Dysfunction is due to psychological or emotional causes.
Injection test: This is a test performed by your doctor by injection of a medicine into your penis to induce erection. The clinician will then measure the fullness of the penis and how long the erection can last.