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Is it possible to have night erections if you have a venous leakage, and is this common?

I can keep my erection with manual stimulation and masturbate to orgasm but I only last like 2-3 minutes, and if I dont do anything (manually stimulate) I tend to lose the erection. Does this sound like a venous leak?

- Thank you!


It is possible to have nocturnal and/or morning erections with venous leakage but it is less common.  Venous leakage typically causes loss of rigidity regardless of stimulation so your symptom is not an exact fit.  That doesn't rule it in or out.  

Yo8u shoudl contact your physician or consult a urologist about this problem as the ED is present and needs treatment regardless of whether it is venous leak or not.


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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.

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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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