Here are some common questions about male sexual dysfunction that physicians at Lahey’s Center for Sexual Function are often asked.
A: Most insurance plans cover consultations, office visits and treatments. Some insurers, however, may not cover certain diagnostic tests and certain treatments. It’s important to check with your individual insurance carrier. Some insurers that cover ED medications, like Viagra (sildenafil) will limit the number of tablets covered per month.
A: Most likely it is stress that is causing this temporary dysfunction. Stress is one of the leading causes of what is called “psychological impotence.” Other triggers include depression, guilt, feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and boredom. Fortunately, this type of sexual dysfunction usually doesn’t last, and full sexual function should return after the stress or other trigger is recognized and managed.
A: Part of your evaluation at the Center for Sexual Function will include the history of changes in your erectile function. Aging changes are common, but we can determine if your sexual difficulties are due to factors other than growing older.
A: There are a number of treatment options for men who have sexual difficulties after prostate cancer treatment. Treatment can include medication, medical devices, or a combination of therapies. Our expert physicians can help determine the best option for you.
A: Men who have trouble with fertility usually have low testosterone levels. A thorough history, physical examination, and laboratory testing can guide us in treating the underlying causes. These steps can increase your chances for fertility and improve your overall health.
The Center for Sexual Function is a service of Lahey’s Department of Endocrinology. All inquiries remain completely confidential: