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What is premature ejaculation?


A recent study compared the effectiveness of yoga to fluoxetine (Prozac) in the treatment of premature ejaculation. Study results showed that yoga and fluoxetine produced similar improvements in the length of time for which study participants were able to have intercourse before ejaculating. More research in this area is needed.

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Premature ejaculation

Many men occasionally ejaculate sooner during sexual intercourse than they or their partner would like. As long as it happens infrequently, it's not cause for concern. However, if you regularly ejaculate sooner than you and your partner wish such as before intercourse begins or shortly afterward you may have a condition known as premature ejaculation.

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Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation occurs when a man has an orgasm sooner during intercourse than he or his partner wishes.

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Ejaculation problems

Ejaculation is the squirting out of semen from the penis during an orgasm (sexual climax). Ejaculation problems are quite common. The three main types of ejaculation problem are explained below.

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Retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy (ret-i-NOP-ah-thee) of prematurity is also called retrolental fibroplasia, or ROP. ROP is an eye disease affecting the retina of premature babies or low birth weight babies. The retina is the part of the eye that captures light and sends information to the brain.

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Premature ejaculation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a condition in which a man ejaculates earlier than he or his partner would like him to. Premature ejaculation is also known as ...

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Premature Ejaculation: eMedicine Urology

May 5, 2009 ... Overview: Premature ejaculation (PE; also known as rapid ejaculation) is the most common type of sexual dysfunction in men younger than 40 ...

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Premature Ejaculation

Oct 26, 2010 ... Premature ejaculation is very common but can leave both parties frustrated. There are a number of very easy remedies for men to experiment ...

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Problems With Premature Ejaculation

WebMD brings you in-depth information on premature ejaculation and its causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention.

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Premature Ejaculation -- familydoctor.org

Learn about the causes and treatment of premature ejaculation.

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Causes
Premature ejaculation is a common complaint. It is only rarely caused by a physical problem.

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Complications
While premature ejaculation doesn't increase your risk of serious health problems, it can cause problems in your personal life, including: Relationship strains. The most common complication of premature ejaculation is relationship stress. If premature ejaculation is straining your relationship, ask your doctor about including couple's therapy in your treatment program.; Fertility problems. Premature ejaculation can occasionally make fertilization difficult or impossible for couples who are trying to become pregnant. If premature ejaculation isn't effectively treated, you and your partner may need to consider infertility treatment.

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Coping and support
Many men who experience premature ejaculation feel frustrated and even ashamed. It may help you to know that this problem is common and often very treatable. Talk to your doctor if it's causing distress for you or your partner.

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Diagnosis
If you have an ejaculation problem, you will usually become aware of it through your own sexual behaviour or through discussion with your partner. The next step is to visit your GP, who will discuss the problem with you, and either examine you or refer you to a specialist.

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Exams and Tests
There usually are no abnormal findings with the condition. The health care provider can get more useful information from interviewing the person or couple.

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Medical advice
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you are having a problem with premature ejaculation and it does not respond to techniques such as those described above.

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Outlook (Prognosis)
In most cases, the man is able to learn how to control ejaculation through education and by practicing the simple techniques outlined. Chronic premature ejaculation may be a sign of anxiety or depression. A psychiatrist or psychologist can help treat these conditions.

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Possible Complications
Very early ejaculation, before the man is able to enter the vagina, may prevent a couple from achieving a pregnancy. A continued lack of control over ejaculation may cause one or both partners to feel sexually dissatisfied. It may be lead to sexual tension or discord in the relationship.

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Preparing for your appointment
You're likely to first talk with your family doctor or general practitioner about premature ejaculation. Don't hesitate to bring up the topic with your doctor during a general checkup or a visit for other health concerns. Your doctor knows that a healthy sex life is very important to your well-being, and he or she may ask you about your satisfaction with your sex life before you even have a chance to bring it up.

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Prevention
There is no way to prevent this disorder. However, relaxation can make it less likely to occur.

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Risk factors
Various factors can increase your risk of premature ejaculation, including: Erectile dysfunction. You may be at increased risk of premature ejaculation if you occasionally or consistently have trouble getting or maintaining an erection. Fear of losing your erection may cause you to unconsciously hurry through sexual encounters.; Health problems. A medical concern that causes you to feel anxious during sex, such as a heart problem, may cause you to unknowingly rush to ejaculate.; Stress. Emotional or mental strain in any area of your life can play a role in premature ejaculation, often limiting your ability to relax and focus during sexual encounters.; Certain medications. Rarely, drugs that...

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Symptoms
The man ejaculates before he or his partner would like (prematurely). This may range from before penetration to a point just after penetration. It may leave the couple feeling unsatisfied.

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Treatment
If your premature ejaculation is caused by physical conditions, your GP should be able to suggest possible treatment options.

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