Talking to
Your Doctor

Know what to expect and
how to prep for your visit.

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How to Prepare Yourself to Have the Discussion

Learning to identify and understand your symptoms is important to prepare yourself to have a conversation with your doctor. Many men feel embarrassed and find it an uncomfortable conversation to have with your doctor. You are not alone.

Nearly 70% of men will experience some sort of erectile dysfunction by the age of 70.2

Keep in mind your doctor is not there to judge you. It’s important to have an honest and open dialogue about your symptoms.

what to expect during your visit

Your doctor may start by interviewing you and your spouse by asking you a few questions to understand how long your symptoms have been occurring. Click here to see a list of questions you can expect from your doctor.

In addition to asking you questions, your doctor may perform the following:

  • check Physical examination. Your doctor may exam your penis and testicles for sensation.
  • check Blood test. Your blood may be requested to check for underlying conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions that may increase your risk for ED.
  • check Urine culture. A sample of your urine may be requested to evaluate whether you have underlying conditions that increase your risk for ED.
  • check Overnight erection self-test. This test is done to evaluate the number of erections a man has during the night. Typically, a man in normal condition may have multiple erections during the night. The ability for a man to achieve an erection during the night would indicate that the man can physically achieve an erection.

prepare for your doctor visit

Write down your questions

Think about the most important questions you’d like to ask your doctor and write
them down. Here are some example questions you may consider:

  • 1) What is the difference between physical and psychological erectile dysfunction?
  • 2) What is your first-line treatment recommendation?
  • 3) What happens if an oral medication does not work?
  • 4) If I have another condition such as cardiovascular issues, can I still take an oral medication such as Viagra?
  • 5) Will my insurance cover my medication?
  • 6) How long will my erection last after I take my medication?
  • 7) What side effects should I look for?
  • 8) Is my condition chronic or will it go away?
  • 9) What may be the cause of my symptoms?
  • 10) Are there lifestyle changes I can make that will help my ED symptoms?
  • 11) What types of ED treatments are available?
BE OPEN AND HONEST

Be prepared to describe your symptoms and don’t be afraid to ask your doctor about the possibility of ED. Once you have been diagnosed, your doctor will then be able to provide you the right treatment options for you.

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References:
6. American Urological Association. Available at http://www.auanet.org/education/guidelines/erectile-dysfunction. Accessed April 1, 2015.

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