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Erectile Dysfunction

Katherine L Rotker, MD and Christine M Van Horn, MS, MD Reviewed 06/2022
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED): the consistent or recurrent inability to acquire or sustain an erection of sufficient rigidity and duration for sexual intercourse

  • In the past, ED was assum...

DIAGNOSIS

Inability to achieve or maintain erection satisfactory for intercourse 

HISTORY

  • Identify concurrent medical illnesses or surgical procedures, history of trauma, and a list of current medicatio...

TREATMENT

  • Lifestyle modifications and managing medications contributing to ED is first-line therapy for ED (3)[C]. Use least invasive therapy first; reserve more invasive therapies for nonresponders.

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ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDATIONS

Patient Monitoring

Treatment should be assessed at baseline and after the patient has completed at least 1 to 3 weeks of a specific treatment: Monitor the quality ...

REFERENCES

1
Rew  KT, Heidelbaugh  JJ. Erectile dysfunction. Am Fam Physician.  2016;94(10):820–827. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
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CODES

ICD10

  • N52.03 Combined arterial insufficiency and corporo-venous occlusive erectile dysfunction

  • N52.2 Drug-induced erectile dysfunction

  • F52.21 Male erectile disorder

  • N52.02 Corporo-venous occlusive e...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Nitrates should be withheld for 24 hours after sildenafil or vardenafil administration and for 48 hours after use of tadalafil. PDE-5 inhibitors are contraindicated in patients taking ...

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