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Q: Primary Impotence ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Primary Impotence
Category: Health > Men's Health
Asked by: chesterbutton-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2003 13:37 PDT
Expires: 25 May 2003 13:37 PDT
Question ID: 195470
Never did I have an erection until I was about 14 years old.  I had
hypospadias repaired but don't think that had anything to do with it.
Evidently I was not normal and my question is why?
Subject: Re: Primary Impotence
Answered By: dogbite-ga on 25 Apr 2003 14:29 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi chesterbutton-ga,

  You're correct in saying that hyposadaias is
  not a cause of erectile dysfunction.  As it
  says here,

  hypospadias occurs in about 1 of 100 male
  births and is usually corrected with surgery.
  None of the medical sources that I checked
  listed erectile dysfunction as a symptom of

  Also, I do not think it is certain that you
  were "not normal."  The ability for a man (or
  boy) to achieve and maintain an erection is
  highly dependent on his various hormone levels.
  These hormones and their effects on erections
  are discussed here:

  When you are under the age of 14, it is very
  possible that you did not have the necessary
  balance of hormones to achieve an erection.
  While that situation might not be the most
  common, it does not make it abnormal.

  This is especially true since you were able
  to have an erection after the age of 14.

  It is difficult to say more without additional
  information.  Also, you might never know since
  you are now older and have changed.

  I hope that helps you.

chesterbutton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your answer to my question.  I never thought about hormonal
deficiency.  A urologist once said it might have been a neurovascular
thing and I guess that goes along with your hormonal approach.  Anyway
thanks again.

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