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Erection problems?

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Erection problems?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

what erection problems have you had?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I cannot seem to get it up as much as I use to

Dr. David :

are you still using saw palmetto?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

no i have stopped since the last time we spoke

Dr. David :

do you have excessive anxiety and worry symptoms?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

about this yes

Dr. David :

excessive anxiety can cause you to have less erections.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

i use to wake up in the morning with a erection but dont anymore?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I have read that you have erections in night while you are asleep

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

and that if you do not get erections penile tissue can become less elastic and shrink the penis

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Dr.David you still there?

Dr. David :

yes, I am here.

Dr. David :

are you on medications for your anxiety symptoms?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

no

Dr. David :

most likely your excessive anxiety state is affecting your regular erections at night time and taking away morning erections.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

is it true what i said

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

that without erections your penis shrinks

Dr. David :

no, your penis will not disappear and shrink away with no erections.

Dr. David :

you are letting your anxiety here get out of control with worry.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

but i read that without erections penile tissue can become less elastic and shrink the penis

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so i am very worried i do not want my penis to shrink

Dr. David :

the more you worry, the less erections you will have.

Dr. David :

you need to get some treatment for your anxiety symptoms.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

So you do not agree that your penis can shrink with no erections

Dr. David :

it will shrink slightly, but but will not continue to shrink forever.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

shrink slightly

Dr. David :

yes.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so even with a full erection it would be smaller

Dr. David :

no, it won't be smaller if you have erections again.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what im trying to say is due to the lack of erections over time your penis will shrink so that when you do get a full erection it will be smaller due to not having regular erections?

Dr. David :

no, that is not the case.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so when fully erect it will always be the same size

Dr. David :

yes.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so what did you mean by shrink slightly?

Dr. David :

when soft

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so what about the penile tissue becoming less elastic and shrink the penis due to no erections

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

whats that about

Dr. David :

that should not happen at your age.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so it is possible

Dr. David :

if you stop having erections for months and years at a time and if you started to develop lower testosterone levels and higher estrogen levels, this can affect your penis length

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

months or years

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

at a time

Dr. David :

months and years at a time without erections.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

i dont understand sorry

Dr. David :

if you don't have erections for years at a time, this could eventually affect the size of your penis while erect.

Dr. David :

if you don't have an erection for 3 years and then you start having erections, your penis will be slightly smaller than before.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

slightly smaller is how much

Dr. David :

that varies from person to person.

Dr. David :

most likely just slightly.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

approximately

Dr. David :

a few millimeters.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

is that less than a centimeter

Dr. David :

yes.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

'without regular erections, penile tissue can become less elastic and shrink, making the penis 1-2 centimeters shorter'

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

www.m.webmd/men/guide/8-things-you-did-not-know-about-your-penis

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

this is the source

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

www.m.webmd.com/men/guide/8-things-you-did-not-know-about-your-penis

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

thsi the the correct site

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

this is the correct site

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

1-2 centimeters shorter?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

this is concerning

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

do you agree with this statement

Dr. David :

no, I don't agree with this statement.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I did take cocaine and viagra a couple days ago because I was depressed

Dr. David :

"But some men are physically unable to get erections, such as those who've suffered trauma to the nerves involved or who have nerve or blood vessel damage caused by diabetes."

Dr. David :

is the line before.

Dr. David :

that is what they are refering to.

Dr. David :

you should not be doing cocaine and viagra

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I know i was depressed about not getting a erection

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what do you advise and what is your opinion

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

have i got a problem

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

or is it just anxiety

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what do you think Dr. David

Dr. David :

you should get treatment for your anxiety and depression.

Dr. David :

you should stop doing cocaine.

Dr. David :

you will continue to worry until you get your anxiety symptoms under control.

Dr. David :

you need to stop looking up this stuff online which worsens your anxiety.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I have stopped I was just depressed at the time

Dr. David :

you need to talk to your doctors about medications like sertraline or paroxitine to help decrease your anxiety and depression.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

would cocaine and viagra stop me getting erections

Dr. David :

cocaine will

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

and is it ok for me to admit taking drugs on here

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

will ig et into trouble

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

will i get into trouble

Dr. David :

you won't get into trouble.

Dr. David :

I won't tell.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

but legally will i not get into trouble

Dr. David :

you don't get into trouble legally.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

but drugs are ill legal

Dr. David :

yes.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

so will i not get into trouble by admitting that i done drugs

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Dr. David

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

will i get into trouble for admitting i done drugs

Dr. David :

no, you will not get into trouble about drugs.

Dr. David :

but you should not continue to do drugs.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

I will not.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

You mentioned saw palmetto

Dr. David :

you used saw palmetto before.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

yes

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

would that have done anything

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

taking saw palmetto

Dr. David :

no,

Dr. David :

not long term

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what do you mean

Dr. David :

it will not affect penis size long term

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what would it have done?

Dr. David :

nothing.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

but you did ask

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

just wondered why

Dr. David :

because you took it before.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Ok but did you ask because that could cause erection problems

Dr. David :

if you took it for a long time, but you have stopped taking it.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Ok thanks for being so patient with me

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

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JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

So do you think I have a erection problem

Dr. David :

no, I think you have an anxiety disorder and depression problem.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Ok

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

thanks

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

for your help

Dr. David :

don't forget to leave positive feedback.

Dr. David :

thanks

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