Premature ejaculation is a common condition where a man ejaculates during sex sooner than desired. Approximately one-third of men have experienced premature ejaculation.
The primary symptom of premature ejaculation is being unable to delay ejaculation for more than one minute during sexual situations, which can include masturbation. The condition can be either primary or secondary.
Some men experience primary premature ejaculation, which means it’s been a lifelong issue that’s occurred during all or nearly all sexual experiences to date. Secondary premature ejaculation develops later, after previous sexual encounters where ejaculation was normal.
Infrequent episodes of premature ejaculation are not unusual, but you should contact the experts at Summit Urology if the problem persists.
Psychological and biological factors can cause premature ejaculation. It can worsen due to anxiety, worry, or fear over how the condition will affect sexual encounters.
Psychological factors may include:
Biological factors can also play a role in premature ejaculation. These can be caused by genetics, abnormal hormone levels, or irregular brain chemical levels. Infection or inflammation of the urethra or prostate can also lead to premature ejaculation. Erectile dysfunction may also be contributory.
The team at Summit Urology offer on-site health exams, including blood work and hormone level testing, to look for underlying biological factors that could be playing a role in your condition. During your appointment, your urologist conducts a medical exam and discusses your symptoms and health history to help determine the cause of your premature ejaculation.
Depending on the underlying cause or causes of your premature ejaculation, your doctor might recommend behavioral techniques, pelvic floor exercises, medications, counseling, or hormone therapy.
Summit Urology guarantees your privacy. The walls have extra soundproofing, there are no windows in examination rooms, and the staff handles checkout and scheduling away from other patients.
Call or schedule an appointment online to learn more about treatments for premature ejaculation at Summit Urology today.