Erectile Dysfunction Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is erectile dysfunction (ED) defined?

What are the signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How is erectile dysfunction (ED) diagnosed?

What are the treatment options for erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How is erectile dysfunction (ED) treated?

What are the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria for diagnosis of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the anatomy relevant to erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What are the pathogenesis of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of the nitric oxide pathway in the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the normal erectile process relative to erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of testosterone in the pathogenesis of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What causes erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of vascular diseases in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of trauma in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of elevated cholesterol levels in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of respiratory diseases in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of endocrine disorders in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of Peyronie disease in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of mental health disorders in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of prostate surgery in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of medications in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Which lifestyle modifications are beneficial in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of smoking in the etiology of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How does the prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED) vary by age?

What is the prognosis of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What should be included in patient education about erectile dysfunction (ED) cases?

Presentation

Which histories are needed for the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What should be included in a sexual history for the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What should be the focus of the medical and surgical history in the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Why is a detailed medication history needed for the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What should be included in the psychological history for evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Which formal questionnaires may be used in the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What should be included in the physical exam to evaluate erectile dysfunction (ED)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the Process of Care Model for the Evaluation and Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction and how is it used?

What are the differential diagnoses for Erectile Dysfunction?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What are the American College of Physicians (ACP) guideline for lab testing in the diagnosis and management of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of blood tests in the workup of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How is a urinalysis used in the workup of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of prostaglandin E1 injection in the diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of biothesiometry in the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of ultrasonography in the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of nocturnal penile tumescence testing in the workup of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

When are angiography and neurologic testing indicated for the evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Treatment

What is the basis for treatment selection in erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How is hypogonadism managed in patients with erectile dysfunction?

How is antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia managed in patients with erectile dysfunction?

How is comorbid cardiovascular disease treated in men with erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of angioplasty in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of low-intensity shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of pharmacologic therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What are the guidelines for use of PDE5 inhibitors in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of androgens in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of intracavernosal injections in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of Medicated Urethral System for Erections (MUSE) in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Which medications have been investigated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of yohimbine in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of apomorphine in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of phentolamine in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of constriction devices in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of vacuum devices in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of surgery to eliminate venous outflow in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role of prosthetic devices in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What is the role sexual counseling and psychotherapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

How is erectile dysfunction (ED) prevented?

How does increased physical activity affect the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the management of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Which medications in the drug class Androgens are used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?

Which medications in the drug class Vasodilators are used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?

Which medications in the drug class Phosphodiesterase-5 Enzyme Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?