July 18th, 2014
Tests for erectile dysfunction (Erectile Dysfunction Cause) are done to diagnose the real cause for a man’s erection problem. Your doctor will ask you a few questions about your sexual history (Performance Anxiety) and then perform a physical ED exam to find the cause. The physical exam typically involves:
If the results of the tests are normal, you may be asked to try a medication therapy, including sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil (Vardenafil Wiki Page), before undergoing more tests.
Before your first appointment, it’s important that you:
Prepare a list of questions for your doctor to get most of your queries solved. Here is a list of questions that you may ask the physician:
Do not take any medicines before your nocturnal penile tumescence test that cause an erection, such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. Avoid consuming alcohol (Alcohol Binge Drinking, Dr. Elist’s Advice) or taking any sleeping pills two days before the test. Alcohol and pills can significantly alter your rapid eye movement sleep time. Any changes in the REM can impact nocturnal erections.
It is important to inform your doctor of any allergies to certain medicines. It is particularly important that your doctor knows about any such allergic reactions if you are having an intracavernosal injection test. While you prepare for first ED exam, don’t forget to let your physician know that you are taking blood-thinners or have any bleeding problems.
Your doctor may suggest you to avoid any products that contain nicotine for at least 30 minutes before the test.
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