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matt wrote at 2014-05-21 18:05:22
I am suffering from the same issue after several years. That answer is the typical answer I've gotten from "experts". Steroids do cause ED. I never had any issues before taking them either and it's been a nightmare the last several years since doctors are clueless and just want to prescribe you drugs. I have been trying all kinds of different herbal remedies. None have worked thus far. I am now trying an anti-estrogen. My problems have been the same exact as yours. I can sympathize.  

swleslie wrote at 2014-05-24 18:55:23
There is just no medical evidence, scientific justification or credible explanation for steroids causing ED which is why none of the "experts" have agreed with that idea.  As you've now found out, herbal remedies are generally useless for ED as well.  The only viable option is to use whatever viable medical means work for you such as Viagra, MUSE suppositories, penile injections or an external vacuum device.  


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Stephen W. Leslie, MD


Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.


Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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