Premature Ejaculation: Breaking the Silence
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According to the American Urological Association, premature ejaculation (PE) may be the most common male sexual disorder and can affect one in four American men. But PE is often misunderstood and underdiagnosed because men are too embarrassed to discuss it with their doctor. Urologist Jon Lee Pryor, MD, joined us to answer your questions on May 24, 2005
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From a medical standpoint we say that it cannot be from certain medications. Example: If somebody is on an opioid and you withdraw it, then that can cause premature ejaculation, so not due to certain medications.
The bottom line is if you ejaculate too soon, before you want to, and it causes some distress -- that's the most important part of the definition.
They both fall under the rubric, the condition, of sexual dysfunction. You could have erectile dysfunction and that could be one sexual dysfunction and another type is premature ejaculation.
Interestingly, there are more people who are likely to have premature ejaculation than ED or impotency.
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