What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature Ejaculation occurs when a man ejaculates either before or shortly after sexual penetration, often with minimal sexual stimulation. Premature Ejaculation frequently results in unsatisfactory sexual experiences for both partners in a relationship, which in turn can lead to anxiety and stress that make the problem worse.
Individual instances of Premature Ejaculation are extremely common and affect nearly every man at one point or another without requiring any special treatment. However, recurrent issues with Premature Ejaculation do require treatment and there are many options available.
What causes Premature Ejaculation?
Premature Ejaculation can be caused by high levels of stress or anxiety, hormonal issues, and certain injuries. It can also be a side effect of certain medicines.
How is Premature Ejaculation diagnosed?
Because Premature Ejaculation can be caused by issues ranging from psychological/emotional stressors to underlying hormonal issues or medicinal side effects, it is essential that patients seeking treatment be open and honest with their physician. Identifying the unique cause or causes for any individual often requires some simple laboratory tests to be ordered since hormones and reactions to certain medications often play a role in causing Premature Ejaculation.