Sexual Dysfunction and Pain

There are several types of sexual disorders that affect females and males. Examples of male sexual dysfunction include erectile dysfunction, orgasm/ejaculation disorders, and priapism or painful erections.

Erectile Dysfunction

Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection that is able to maintain sexual activity. Usually this problem is related to an issue with a decreased blood supply to the penis and/or muscle weakness.

Symptoms  Unable to achieve a full erection adequate for sexual activity
Treatment  Medications, lifestyle improvements, physical therapy, injection therapy, vacuum constrictive devices, penile prostheses (implant inflatable device) and surgery

Peyronie's Disease

Peyronie's disease is characterized by a plaque, or hard lump, that forms on the tissue of an erect penis. The plaque often begins as an inflammation that may develop into a fibrous tissue.

Symptoms  Bending, indentation, and shortening of the penis that coincide with painful erections
Treatment  Vitamin E, Surgery, trigger point injections, radiation therapy