Treatment for Conditions Affecting Sexual Health
It’s not uncommon for men to experience some type of sexual function problem that interferes with a satisfying sex life, including erectile dysfunction and ejaculation issues. The specialists at the Lahey provide evaluation and treatment to help you regain full sexual function.
Our physicians work closely with the urology experts at our Institute for Urology, to offer diagnosis and treatment for conditions that affect your sexual health and fertility.
Common problems that affect sexual function include:
- Ejaculation problems—such as premature ejaculation, slow ejaculation, inability to ejaculate or retrograde (backward) ejaculation.
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)—also called impotence, is the most common sex problem for men. If you have ED, you are unable to achieve or keep an erection to have satisfying sexual intercourse.
- Klinefelter syndrome—often not diagnosed until adulthood, it affects your physical development, including maturation of the testicles.
- Low testosterone—also called male hypogonadism, when your body does not produce enough of the hormone testosterone, it can affect your sex drive.
- Peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis)—when scar tissue develops inside the penis, it may cause a curved penis and painful erections.
- Reduced libido—also known as decreased sexual desire, reduced libido causes low sex drive or low sexual arousal.
Male Infertility and Hormone Care
In addition to problems that affect sexual function, our specialists offer treatment for infertility and hormone issues, including:
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia—This is a genetic condition, in which the body’s adrenal glands do not make correct amounts of certain hormones. It can affect both men and women and can cause infertility.
- Gynecomastia (enlarged breasts in men)—an imbalance of hormones can cause swelling of your breast tissue.
- Hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin levels)—a rise in prolactin levels that causes breast milk production and may lower your testosterone levels.
- Male infertility—This is the inability to father a child (impregnate a woman).