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Delayed or impaired ejaculation is a common condition in Singapore where it takes a man extended periods of time to reach sexual climax and ejaculate. While most men will eventually ejaculate, some are unable to ejaculate at all.
Fortunately, delayed ejaculation for most is only a temporary problem and goes away on its own. However, if it’s a lifelong problem, then delayed ejaculation may be a result of chronic health conditions, surgeries or medications.
There are a few types of delayed ejaculation:
There is no way of identifying the exact cause of delayed ejaculation as this condition is usually multifactorial.
There are a few factors to take into account when diagnosing delayed ejaculation:
The main symptom of delayed ejaculation is needing sexual stimulation lasting 30 minutes or more to reach climax and ejaculate. Some men might experience an ejaculation, the inability to ejaculate at all.
Both delayed and an ejaculation are commonly experienced during intercourse but can occur in any sexual situation such as during masturbation.
It is normal to have delayed ejaculation from time to time if you are stressed or experiencing fatigue. Delayed ejaculation only becomes a concern if it happens more frequently and affects your quality of life and relationships.
The main issue with delayed ejaculation is taking a longer period of time to reach climax. This extended duration may cause you to get physically tired and you might even feel some discomfort or pain. This is something your partner could potentially feel as well.
More often than not, delayed ejaculation causes psychological pain rather than physical pain.
Delayed ejaculation does not affect a specific group of men in Singapore.
Your risk of having delayed ejaculation might increase if fall into the following groups:
Any psychological concerns.
Any medical conditions.
Undergoing medical treatment.
Excessive alcohol drinker.
There is no specific method to diagnose delayed ejaculation. Your doctor may require information about your sexual history, habits, mental health condition, lifestyle habits and health history to determine if there is a direct cause of delayed ejaculation.
If your doctor suspects you have an underlying medical condition, they may request tests to be done in order to recommend the best treatment.These tests can include;
A physical examination.
Urine tests (urinalysis).
Depending on the cause of your delayed ejaculation, a number of treatment options are available.
If you have an underlying medical condition, seeking treatment for it can resolve delayed ejaculation.
If the medication(s) you are on could be contributing to your delayed ejaculation, then this issue will resolve on its own upon completion.
Should your cause of delayed ejaculation be psychological, counselling or therapy might be recommended as a form of treatment and your condition may improve over time.
At Artisan Health, our experienced doctors will be able to help you identify the root cause of your condition and get the right treatment for you.