Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (or impotence) in men is the ongoing inability to achieve and maintain an erection that is firm enough for sex.

Overview of Erectile Dysfunction

Causes of erectile dysfunction

  • Vasculogenic (arterial/venous disease)
  • Neuropathic (diabetes/post prostatectomy)
  • Drugs (anti-hypertensives/anti-depressants)
  • Hormonal imbalance (low testosterone/Thyroid dysfunction/high prolactin)
  • Penile disorders – Peyronie’s disease
  • Psychological (anxiety/depression)
  • Aging
  • Combinations of the above


  • Arterial
  • Venous leak
  • Neurological (central/peripheral)
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Endocrine
  • Cavernosal
  • Drugs
  • Renal failure
  • Increasing age


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction

How do we find the cause?

  • Detailed medical history and targeted physical examination
  • Blood pressure /pulse readings
  • Blood tests (testosterone/Thyroid function/prolactin/glucose/lipid screen)
  • Imaging – doppler ultrasound/MRI of the penis

Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

  • Treat any reversible causes
  • Psychosexual counselling
  • Trial of PDE5 inhibitor tablets (Sildenafil/Tadalafil/Vardenafil/Avanafil)
  • Vacuum pump devise
  • Intra-penile injection of Alprostadil/Aviptadil/Intra-urethral pellet or cream of Alprostadil
  • Penile prosthesis (malleable/inflatable)

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Insured patients

Contact your GP and ask for a referral to the Urology Partnership.

All consultations, investigations and treatments are covered by major insurance companies (depending on policy).

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