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Premature Ejaculation

Tennessee Men's Health Clinic

Men's Health located in Knoxville, TN

Premature ejaculation is a common type of sexual dysfunction that affects up to 39% of men worldwide. The specialists at Tennessee Men's Health Clinic can assess the cause of your premature ejaculation and provide a personalized treatment plan to help extend your sexual performance, improve your physical and emotional health, and restore confidence in yourself and your intimate relationships. If you consistently ejaculate before you or your partner would like, or within one minute of stimulation, schedule a consultation with a skilled expert by calling the office in Knoxville, Tennessee today, or making an appointment online.

Premature Ejaculation Q & A

What is premature ejaculation?

If you frequently ejaculate sooner than you or your partner would prefer, you may have a condition called premature ejaculation, also called PE. Occasional early ejaculation isn't a cause for concern; however, you may wish to consult a medical provider if you ejaculate within one minute of sexual activity most of the time, especially if this causes you distress or strains your intimate relationships.

Premature ejaculation is one type of sexual dysfunction. Some men experience erectile dysfunction, or difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection, along with premature ejaculation.

What causes premature ejaculation?

Both primary and secondary PE can have complicated causes that may involve both psychological and physical factors. 

Psychological concerns that may contribute to premature ejaculation may include:

  • Past sexual experiences
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression 
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor body image
  • Anxiety about sexual performance

Physical conditions that may cause premature ejaculation include:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Changes in brain chemistry
  • Genetics
  • Prostate or urinary disorders

Premature ejaculation develops in many men as they grow older, but men of all ages can experience PE.

How is premature ejaculation treated?

Because the causes of PE are complex, a combination of therapies is often needed for successful treatment. If you're concerned about PE, the knowledgeable and experienced providers at Tennessee Men's Health Clinic first perform a comprehensive evaluation to check for underlying health conditions that may contribute to your symptoms. 

Based on your individual needs, your provider designs a personalized treatment plan to help you cope with premature ejaculation. This may include:

  • IV and vitamin therapy 
  • Testosterone therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • PRP therapy
  • Penile shockwave therapy
  • Oral or injectable meds
  • Numbing cream

Your provider may also recommend ways to relieve stress, exercises to improve your ability to control your ejaculation, or counseling to help resolve psychological issues that may be contributing to your condition.

If you're struggling with the embarrassment and distress that can accompany premature ejaculation, don't wait to schedule a consultation with a medical expert at Tennessee Men's Health Clinic. Call the office today or make an appointment online.