Premature Ejaculation

Duan C Copeland, MD -  - Men’s Sexual Health Physician

Duan Copeland, MD

Male Therapeutics

Men’s Sexual Health Physician & Urologist located in Scottsdale, AZ

Premature ejaculation is a common condition and one of the primary complaints that bring men from in and around Scottsdale, Arizona, to the care of Duan Copeland, MD, at Male Therapeutics. There’s no need to live with premature ejaculation when there are treatments that can help. To find answers and solutions, schedule a visit with Male Therapeutics today. Booking is available through the website or by phone.

Premature Ejaculation Q & A

What is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is defined by ejaculation that occurs sooner than you or your partner would prefer. It’s more common than you might think, with an estimated one out of every three men reporting the issue at one point or another.

Occasional premature ejaculation is perfectly normal and is nothing to be concerned about. If the problem occurs frequently, however, you should schedule a diagnostic exam at Male Therapeutics.

Why seek treatment for premature ejaculation?

In most cases, ejaculation ends the central part of sexual activity for a man. This can lead to frustration or a loss of sexual satisfaction or enjoyment. Also, anxiety about premature ejaculation can lead you to avoid sexual connection with your partner, which can cause relationship stress.

It’s also important to have a diagnostic exam to rule out serious medical issues that could be causing premature ejaculation. Many issues respond best to early treatment.

What causes premature ejaculation?

Many different things can contribute to premature ejaculation. Some of those causes are within your control, while others are not. Potential causes include:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Negative early sexual experiences
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Neurological problems
  • Inflammation in your urethra or prostate
  • Genetic problems
  • Anxiety or depression

These are just some of the issues that can cause premature ejaculation. The only way to know for sure is to seek a thorough diagnostic work-up from a trained urologist.

What are some treatment options for premature ejaculation?

Once Male Therapeutics determines the cause of your condition he creates a customized treatment plan. In some cases, a program of pelvic floor muscle exercises can yield significant improvement. For other men, improving nutrition and increasing physical activity can be helpful.

Testosterone replacement therapy can address hormonal imbalance. If emotional problems are to blame, counseling or antidepressants might be part of your treatment plan.

Medications can also help by decreasing sensation to delay ejaculation. There are topical medications as well as oral options that can help delay ejaculation. Some medications are used only before a sexual encounter, while others are taken on a daily basis.

Male Therapeutics works with you to find the right course of action to improve your sexual health. You may try various treatments until you find the approach that’s right for you, but rest assured there are solutions to be found. Book an appointment online or by phone to get started at Male Therapeutics today.