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Taking Care of You

Men's Sexual Health

There are many sexual health issues that only affect men. Healthy sexual function is vital to the quality of a man’s life and the success of his intimate relationships. Many men, especially as they age, have sexual problems. These can include:

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Ejaculation problems

  • Diminished or lost interest in sex

  • Testicles failing to produce the proper amount of male sex hormones

Although difficult to acknowledge or discuss, sexual complaints such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are extremely common and increasingly easy to treat. Your medications, an illness, stress or other emotional problems may factor into what you are experiencing.

Beyond erectile dysfunction, there are other less common disorders of the penis and testicles, including:

  • Priapism – a painful erection that will not go away

  • Peyronie’s disease – plaque, a lump that causes the penis to bend during an erection

  • Balanitis – inflammation of the skin covering the head of an uncircumcised penis

  • Penile cancer – a rare form, but highly curable cancer, if diagnosed early


     Diagnosing and treating these and other male sexual health disorders is fundamental to the practice of urology at Red River Urology. Dr. Carpenter is experienced in addressing these issues in a way that will set you at ease in both discussing and treating whatever condition you may be facing.

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