How is erectile dysfunction due to diabetic neuropathy treated?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Dianna Quan, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Although several modalities are available, erectile dysfunction from diabetic neuropathy is a very difficult condition to treat. All other causes of impotence must be excluded. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, the oral agent sildenafil Viagra) and related phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors can be used (if not contraindicated in the patient). Older methods such as vacuum devices or intracavernosal papaverine injections may be tried. Referral to a urologist is suggested.


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