What is Premature Ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation occurs when semen leaves the body sooner than desired during sexual intercourse. If premature ejaculation doesn’t happen often, it usually isn’t a cause for concern. However, you may be diagnosed with this condition if you nearly always ejaculate prematurely.

The exact cause of premature ejaculation Los Angeles isn’t completely understood. However, it is believed that there are both psychological and biological factors that are at play.

Premature Ejaculation Outlook

Treatment for premature ejaculation can be an ongoing process and involve more than one treatment approach. However, your urologist can help you find the right options and underlying causes so you can find effective treatment.

What are the Symptoms of Premature Ejaculation?

The primary symptom of premature ejaculation is not being able to delay ejaculation for more than three minutes following penetration. However, it may also occur in other sexual situations. This condition can be classified as:

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Lifelong: This means premature ejaculation occurs all or nearly all of the time beginning with the man’s first sexual encounter.

Acquired: This develops after having previous sexual experiences without ejaculation issues.

What are My Treatment Options?

Your treatment plan will be unique to your needs, but there are a variety of ways to treat ejaculatory dysfunction. It begins with an evaluation to determine what might be causing it, including a physical exam, ultrasound scans, hormone testing, urine sample, or semen sample.

There are an array of behavioral techniques and medications that can help with premature ejaculation. Oftentimes, behavioral treatment plus drug therapy is the most effective. Your urologist will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your concerns.

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To learn more about your treatment options for premature ejaculation, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Houman. You can schedule an appointment by calling our office or filling out our online form.

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