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My husband injured himself when lifting a very large tree stump

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My husband injured himself when lifting a very large tree stump c 3months ago. He had no pain but all of his genital area, testicles and penis were exceptionally black and blue bruised. He also had a lump appear on his left testicle. The bruising and the lump went and he refused to go and see a doctor.
Now he has told me after much heartache, that he basically has no sex drive any longer, he has no normal morning erection, and whilst he can just achieve an erection (we have had sex twice since) he tells me he feels no sensation and he cannot feel the ejaculation. This is causing real difficulty in my marriage and also I am very concerned about my husbands health - has he caused himself damage, or indeed harmed his hormone levels. He is otherwise a fit and healthy 48 yr old with no previous problems. He is now however depressed in my view, tearful and not sure what he wants in life any longer.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Dear customer

Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I can understand your concern regarding your husband.I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions:

The symptoms you have described about your husband can be due to a condition called erectile dysfunction(ED).First the cause of ED(erectile dysfunction) should be evaluated.

Its most common causes are:diabetes,hypertension (high blood pressure),cardiovascular diseases,cigarette smoking,nerve or spinal cord damage,low testosterone levels,certain medications,depression and anxiety.

Injury to penis or genitals he had 3 months ago due to lifting a very large tree stump can be a probable cause as this can lead to erectile dysfunction by harming nerves, smooth muscles, arteries, and fibrous tissues of the corpora cavernosa.

Nerves must be working normally for a man to get and keep an erection.

This injury does not cause hormonal imbalance.

He need following tests:

-Neurological evaluation,
-Dynamic infusion cavernosometry(DIC) and cavernosography (DICC),
-Nocturnal tumescence test.

So for confirmation,I advice your husband to make an appointment with his doctor to have these tests done so as to know the exact underlying cause & then treatment will be done according to the cause.

Hope this helped.

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Thank you

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert