How do I know if I have erectile dysfunction?

Tests for underlying conditions might include:
  1. Physical exam. This might include careful examination of your penis and testicles and checking your nerves for sensation.
  2. Blood tests. …
  3. Urine tests (urinalysis). …
  4. Ultrasound. …
  5. Psychological exam.

What causes weak erection?

Erections mainly involve the blood vessels. And the most common causes of ED in older men are conditions that block blood flow to the penis. These include hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and diabetes. Another cause may be a faulty vein that lets blood drain too quickly from the penis.

Can erectile dysfunction go away on its own?

But it’s important to have erectile dysfunction evaluated. It could be an early warning sign of other potential health problems. And erectile dysfunction is unlikely to resolve without some treatment or lifestyle changes. Your husband definitely should see his health care provider about erectile dysfunction.