I have a good rapport with my Doc, but I seriously don't think it would ever go that far! About as close as I came was an appt. towards the end of June. I went in for a physical and got asked the traditional questions and then came the hands on. I was only wearing a shorts, because I had to take my shirt off to have an E.K.G., so I just left it off. When he got down to check around my stomach area, he always checks for a femoral pulse and then pulls down my shorts to check my testicles and shaft. Once he got that done, he had me turn over on my side to check my prostate. When he got in there, I purposely asked him if he thought that it felt enlarged, because last yr. he thought that it felt a little enlarged and besides, that kept him in there longer feeling around. He always pushes pretty hard and sometimes prostate fluid will leak out, but not this time. So all done with that and pull up the shorts and later on in the conversation I asked if in his computer he had any record of my ever being checked for a hernia and he just stated, well, let's just check that out. In doing so, when he pushed his finger up into my scrotum and had me cough, I dripped out pre-cum on my shorts. He said nothing, but I was mortified!! I was so embarassed that I couldn't say anything. When I got out of the exam room, I went to the restroom and got a damp towel and wiped it off. Don't know what I would do if he would grab onto me and start pumping, maybe nothing more than just lay back and enjoy!!
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Thanks for the reply, yah..., the question is a bit confusing, I thought I had attached a poll of 5 questions, but somehow I screwed it up and they didn't post. Your answer is what I was looking for, how you handle the equipment when you are ready to use. I had originally had these questions attached to the poll: 1) Do you unbutton and button; 2) Leave unbuttoned; 3) Unbuckle; unzip and pull only "Mr. Johnson" over the top; 4) Unbuckle; unzip and pull all the "equipment" over the top; 5) Snake "Mr. Johnson" down a leg of the boxers. Probably a dumb question, but just wondering how any of you other guys "handle the problem".View Thread
The bulbocavernosus test is explained by txmn1212 very well in your original question of "going to the doctor." Scroll back and read and I think you'll have your question answered. Let me know if you can't find it.View Thread
You're right....I probably should have said something to him, when he went out to get the samples of Cialis about if he was going to do an exam of some sort, but one thing I didn't mention was, I had taken copies of previous lab reports my primary Doc had run. Those reports came back with no limits out of the ordinary. They were run for various things, chlorestol, liver enzymes, thyroid, maybe a PSA (don't remember) and whatever else and I had sent them with the thinking that would help him with his diagnosis. Maybe this is what led him to not do any exam because he figured it was fruitless.
My primary does a good job at physical time, but when I mention something about ED, he askes me what pill I want to try and out the door, so that was my motivation for making an appt. with the PA @ the Urologist, thinking he wouldn't shove a pill at me and I would be done. Unfortunely that wasn't the case, so maybe I shot myself in the foot on that one, who knows??
Oh, I'll give it try for awhile and if I don't feel that this is the answer, I'll make another appt. and see what else there is to try.
I have to commend you for what you go through to have sexual relations with your wife, that stinks for you, but I guess we do what we have to and fortunely it works for you and I'm glad that the injections work so well.
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Well...., certainly nothing like you had, in fact didn't even get an exam of anything, kinda bummed!! I was hoping that for once and for all, I would get an answer, but that kinda wasn't the case. I liked the guy O.K., he talked to me about what I had been using, (Viagra & Levitra) and asked if the erections were good with either or both and I said yes, just didn't like the side effects, as you had indiciated. He then asked me if I had ever tried Cialis and I answered no, so he gave me two trial samples of that. He did write a request to have blood drawn to check for testosterone levels and those came back good. The free level was a little low, but nothing too bad.
He did talk to me that probably was age related, (I'm almost 65) and I don't expect to perform like a twenty year old, but I was hoping to do a little better than what I am doing. Anything I have read about ED states that age has nothing to do with it, so I don't know.
Because of your heart meds, I'm wondering if that is why your Urologist put you on injections, and maybe I'm just not to that point if the oral meds are working for me, but I'm sure not fond of the headaches and congestion that go with it. Maybe a small price to pay for the benefit.
So for now, I'm with the oral meds, so we'll see. I wasn't too impressed with Cialis, barely got hard, certainly nothing like Viagra and Levitra, so don't know if I will stick with that or not.
A couple of other questions I thought to ask you, if you don't mind, after you have done the injection and you have an erection, does it go down after you have ejaculated or does it still stay hard for awhile? How long does it take to get an erection hard enough to have sex?
I have thought of asking this PA what other choices there are besides the oral meds. I have wondered about a vacuum device, I know Bonro Industry makes one that looks like it may not be too bad, but I don't know of anyone who has used one and if it did the job or not. Then I wonder if you are able to ejaculate with the tension device in place and the orgasm feels the same.
I did find a device at Wal-Mart that did help some, a vibrating ring made by LifeStyles. That added stimulation seemed to help both myself and my wife, so maybe stick with that and the oral meds, and take Tylenol for the headache afterwards.
Thanks for the continued support, just wished I had gotten a better exam, well an exam....period, but maybe his thought was, he wasn't going to waste his time on "this old duffer", who knows??
Thanks again for concern. Take care of yourself
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Oh my gosh, you have been a world of help, you have eased my nerves considerably!! The only thing left for me is the actual exam, hopefully they'll take it easy on me!
The reason I asked about your wife going in with you, I was checking WebMD under the ED help section and that was a possibility according to that article, so didn't know what to expect. My wife is old school and I'm sure she would be embarrassed to death, not to mention myself, but anyway, we'll see what goes.
We'll see what I wind up with, maybe nothing more than what I am doing. If I do wind up with the injections I may call on you for some support, I'm sure they will instruct me on what to do, but it's always nice to talk to someone who is doing the same thing as you.
Many thanks again, and I'll let you know the outcome, don't see him until the 15th of this month, long enough to worry I guess, but you have certainly helped calmed the worries down.
Thanks so much for replying, I appreciate it!! I have a pretty good idea of what the exam will entail, because of your experience and I appreciate that. I'm still kinda nervous not knowing just exactly what will be asked of me.
I'm kinda suprised that your Doc would put you on injections with being congested and always having a headache, I had always thought that injections were a last resort, not saying that wasn't the right call for you. I'm glad that it is working for you.
I did know that cardiovascular disease can go hand in hand with erectile dysfunction and I certainly have that in my background, both Mom & Dad, and I'm hoping that is not the case with me. Maybe just psychological and if that's the case, I can live with it, but just knowing hopefully that that is all that is wrong I think will be a relief.
I know what you mean with the exam from the primary Doc, mostly the cough thing and you're out the door, so it will be good to have that thoroughly checked out, and I think sometimes the primary Doc has such a tight schedule that time doesn't allow too much detail. He usually checks the testicles and does the prostate exam, but if I want to be checked for a hernia, I have to ask.
One other thing I thought of, did your wife either go in the room with you during the exam or did the Doc have questions for her or were you in there with either the PA of Doc by yourself?
Again, thank you for taking the time to get back with me, you have eased my mind a little, and if don't mind, I'll let you know how things went. Thanks again!!View Thread