Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Updated: Oct 14, 2020
  • Author: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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In addition to the conditions listed in the differential diagnosis, the following conditions should be taken into consideration:

  • Cancer and cancer treatment

  • Epilepsy

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome

  • Alzheimer disease

  • Epispadias

  • Widower syndrome

  • Performance anxiety

  • Malnutrition

  • Leukemias

  • Medications (eg, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antihypertensives, antiulcer drugs, hyperlipidemia medications)

Excessive expectations on the part of men who actually have normal erectile function should also be considered in the differential diagnosis.

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