1. What is impotency?
Impotency is a condition in males, also termed as erectile dysfunction. In this condition, men may have a consistent problem in having an erection or ejaculation while having sex. Sometimes they may have an erection, but it will not last long.
2. What are the symptoms of impotence?
The symptoms of impotency include the following: not able to get an erection sometimes but if get an erection it will not last for a long duration; not getting an erection at all; and not able to ejaculate during the intercourse.
3. What are the causes of impotency?
The causes of impotency are as follows: diabetes and high blood pressure; disorders related to the brain and the nervous system; long distance bicycle riding; surgery of the prostate gland; some medications used for cancer, high blood pressure or hormonal treatment; emotional disorders like depression and anxiety; and excess intake of alcohol or addiction to drugs.
4. Is it possible to have a child if an individual is impotent?
Yes, having a child is possible even if one is impotent. If your erection lasts long during the intercourse with your partner and if you can ejaculate properly during intercourse, it is possible to have a child.
5. How will the doctor diagnose impotence?
To understand the underlying condition that causes impotency, your doctor may do the following: collect information regarding your medical history; physical examination of the penis and testicles; blood and urine tests to check health conditions such as diabetes; sonography to check the blood flow to your sex organs; and psychological exam to know your current emotional status.