Urologists located in Torrance, CA
Premature ejaculation is a condition that causes you to ejaculate too early during sexual activity. Approximately one in every three men in America experiences premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation is caused by a number of physical and psychological elements. Royal S. Park, MD, and Alec S. Koo, MD, at Skyline Urology can help you determine the source of your issue and find a solution that works for you. To schedule your visit, call the office in Torrance, California, or book an appointment online.
Premature Ejaculation Q & A
What causes premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is caused by a number of factors. Biological, psychological, and neurobiological factors all play a role or worsen premature ejaculation.
Issues with your physical health can impact your sexual performance. Abnormal hormone levels, hyperthyroidism, infections, and abnormal reflex activity are all potential causes of premature ejaculation.
Issues like depression and anxiety about body image, sexual performance, and sexual history can cause premature ejaculation.
Issues with your brain and neurotransmitters are also a possible culprit of premature ejaculation. When your body is low in neurotransmitters, specifically serotonin, it can affect areas of the brain, causing premature ejaculation.
How is premature ejaculation diagnosed?
The diagnosis of your condition is quite simple. For the most part, you discuss with your urologist the symptoms you’re experiencing and your sexual and medical history. Your doctor may perform a physical exam to determine the status of your overall health.
Be prepared to discuss current medications as well as past medical procedures. Details like when you first experienced premature ejaculation and the circumstances surrounding can help your doctor determine the cause of your condition.
The urology specialists at Skyline Urology specialize in personalized, compassionate treatment for issues like premature ejaculation. Depending on your condition, a blood test can help determine issues with your hormone levels.
How is premature ejaculation treated?
Premature ejaculation is treated with a number of different methods. If your condition is caused by psychological factors like depression or anxiety, your Skyline Urology provider may recommend psychotherapy to treat your underlying issues and refer you to a specialist.
Behavioral techniques like masturbating an hour before intercourse are common solutions for premature ejaculation. Condoms are also a popular choice for decreasing sensitivity and delaying ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation can also be caused by weakened pelvic muscles that prevent you from delaying ejaculation. Your doctor may instruct you on exercises you can do to improve pelvic strength.
Medications and topical anesthetic creams can also be used to delay ejaculation. Your doctor helps you determine the best solution based on the specific cause of your condition.
If you’re looking for a solution to premature ejaculation, book an appointment with one of the urology experts at Skyline Urology by phone or online today.