On call. When I saw my doctor on my 73rd birthday, my only complaint was that I've been having trouble with my erections over the past year. I was surprised that my doctor didn't do any blood tests beyond the usual battery, and he didn't refer me to a specialist. Instead, he gave me a prescription for Viagra. The pills are working fine, but should I have tests to find out what's wrong?

Harv Mens Health Watch. 2006 Sep;11(2):8.
No abstract available

MeSH terms

  • 3',5'-Cyclic-GMP Phosphodiesterases / therapeutic use
  • Aged
  • Erectile Dysfunction / blood
  • Erectile Dysfunction / drug therapy
  • Erectile Dysfunction / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Medical History Taking / standards*
  • Piperazines / therapeutic use
  • Purines
  • Sildenafil Citrate
  • Sulfones
  • Vasodilator Agents / therapeutic use


  • Piperazines
  • Purines
  • Sulfones
  • Vasodilator Agents
  • Sildenafil Citrate
  • 3',5'-Cyclic-GMP Phosphodiesterases