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Doctor, Why am i not able to get hard ons like a normal man? I am only 30 yo.. Dont drink.. dont smoke.. healthy lifestyle.. excellent and balance food.. Why so?

Answer
Guillermo:

Obviously I can't give you a definitive answer to why you are having a problem, but some possibilities include drug side effects, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, pelvic steal syndrome where blood is diverted away from the penis, nerve problems, low male hormone levels, psychological issues like depression, venous leak syndrome, etc.  Fortunately, almost every male with such a problem can still achieve normal erections with soem type of medical help such as viagra, penile injections, external vacuum systems, medicated urethral suppositories, etc.

You should talk to your physician or consult a urologist to look into your ED problem and restore your sexual function.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

Expertise

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

Experience

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.

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

Publications
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.

Education/Credentials
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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