Premature ejaculation (PE) is a condition in which a man regularly ejects semen very soon after the onset of sexual arousal without the feeling of control, or sooner than he or his partner wishes. PE might not be a cause for worry, but it can be frustrating, making sex less enjoyable and impacting relationships.
The problem is often thought to be psychological, but biology may also play a role, such as over-sensitivity of the genitals or abnormal hormones. PE is considered the most common sexual dysfunction in men.
Premature ejaculation can be lifelong or associated with erectile dysfunction, sexual performance anxiety, obesity, or thyroid disorders.
Your urologist will ask questions regarding your medical and surgical history and medications and perform an exam focused on the abdomen and genitalia. Lab testing, such as blood tests to check testosterone levels and thyroid function levels, are only needed if your doctor finds something unusual during your physical exam.
Psychological therapy, behavioural therapy, and drugs are the main treatments for premature ejaculation.
Dr Colin Teo is the Founding Head of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital’s Urology Department, with years of experience in minimally invasive keyhole surgery, operating with precision surgical techniques. Many fellows have trained under his mentorship. He did a Fellowship in EndoLaparoscopy and Andrology at St James’ Hospital in Leeds, UK and was sponsored for a Senior Healthcare Medical Development Program (HMDP) in Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery at University of Southern California (USC) Keck Hospital in Los Angeles, USA. Dr Teo is also the President of the Society for Men’s Health.
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