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Premature Ejaculation

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.

Causes of Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation can be lifelong or associated with erectile dysfunction, sexual performance anxiety, obesity, or thyroid disorders.

Premature Ejaculation Diagnosis

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.

Premature Ejaculation Treatment Options

Psychological therapy, behavioural therapy, and drugs are the main treatments for premature ejaculation.

  • Psychological Therapy: Talking about the problem is an important step. Couples counselling or sex therapy can help reduce sexual performance anxiety.
  • Behavioural Therapy: Exercises, such as the squeeze technique and the stop-start methods, may be helpful for you and your partner to prolong an erection.
  • Medical Therapy: There are a number of drugs, numbing creams, and numbing sprays that may slow ejaculation in men with PE. If erectile dysfunction (ED) is present, utilising oral medications for ED treatment may improve your ability to maintain your erections.

Why should you choose Dr Colin Teo to perform Premature Ejaculation treatments?

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.

Seek recommendations on suitable treatment options for Premature Ejaculation (PE) with Colin Teo Urology. Contact us to book an appointment today.