Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Diagnostic Tests for Impotence!!

Medical History of Patient

Some patients have medical history of impotence or diseases causing impotence. You can find out the degree and nature of impotence by evaluating medical and sexual histories. Furthermore a person having history of using certain prescription medications or illegal drugs may have a higher chance of impotence.

Physical Examination

Consult your doctor and have a physical examination to determine the root cause of impotence. Systemic problems may give rise to impotence i.e.

Nervous system problem: In this case the penis does not respond as expected to certain touching.
Endocrine system disorder: - In this case, hormonal imbalance occur which give rise to abnormal secondary characteristics such as hair pattern.
Circulatory system disorder: - such as aneurysm in the abdomen
• Other symptoms like bending of the penis during erection results due to Peyronie’s disease

Psychological Test

It involves interviewing both the partner to determine their expectations and perceptions encountered during sex. The questionnaire method is used in this test revealing psychological factors causing impotence

Laboratory Tests

A number of tests can be used to diagnose systemic diseases causing impotence. These tests are urinalysis, lipid profile, blood counts, measurements of liver enzymes and creatinine. Low testosterone level may cause low sexual desire resulting in impotence.

Other Test

Studies reveled that a normal men have involuntary erections during sleep. If in case nocturnal erections do not occur, then the reason behind impotence may be physical rather than psychological. The erections which occur during sleep are known as nocturnal penile tumescence. However this test is not completely reliable.