symptoms of erectile dysfunction

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya, MBBS, MS 


Traditionally, people are unaware of the situation while intimating with their partners. But as science evolved various symptoms of erectile dysfunction came into the picture. It was earlier known as ‘impotence’, however this term isn’t in use anymore. Nearly 322 million people will be affected worldwide. This hampers intimacy and the quality of life, but medical science has built various treatments to improve the quality of  sexual intercourse. Screening the root cause assists in treating people and upgrading overall well-being.

symptoms of erectile dysfunction


Erectile Dysfunction is a condition where a person faces failure to get and maintain an erection that is enough for sexual intercourse. Though it comes with age, sometimes it might be due to physical and psychological reasons.

Table of Contents

Signs and Symptoms of Erectile Dysfunction

Symptoms of erectile dysfunction related to nerve damage

Issues linked to cause erectile dysfunction: A combination of physical and psychological issues is involved in causing symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Physical issues

Psychological issues

Evaluation of erectile dysfunction

Apart from these, following tests also comes into account to diagnose normal and nerve damage erectile dysfunction

How to overcome erectile dysfunction?

Can erectile dysfunction be prevented or avoided?

Yes, by following these steps


A person is unable to show full erection due to many physical and psychological factors. It is important to remember that symptoms of  erectile dysfunction are common and treatment can be done earlier if a discussion with a doctor is done at the correct time. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, emotional stress and pain felt by the patients and partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

It may coexist as premature ejaculation as decreased sexual desire, or aversion towards sex.

Yes, it is possible to find out the underlying cause. Sexual therapy, psychological therapy, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles can be effective and reverse this problem. 

Yes, they are safe. They work with 4 out of 5 men.

Visit your doctor, if there is pain after sexual intercourse or if there are any flushing or heat or symptoms associated with erection enhancers or when the treatment is ineffective.

If the operation was completed without any complications, you can resume activity after two weeks approximately after getting approval from a doctor.