Medical Conditions with Links to Premature Ejaculation

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Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is marked by an inability to either produce or maintain an erection thus making intercourse difficult and often frustrating.  The conditions onset usually occurs later in life and has been linked to Secondary PE.  The combined effects of erectile dysfunction and PE can have a highly detrimental effect on relationships and a man’s self esteem so it is therefore important to treat both of the conditions.  Treatment of erectile dysfunction can help alleviate the problems of PE.


Acute prostatitis is often caused by a bacterial infection usually from contamination of bacteria from the bladder or urethra and requires antibiotic treatment.  Prostatitis can be diagnosed as chronic when it has been present for at least 3 months and PE may be a symptom.  When bacteria are to blame the condition is a consequence of persistent urinary tract infections (UTI) with changes in urinary urgency and frequency, genital pain and burning when urinating being among the most common symptoms.  Symptoms may come and go at intervals and may have started months previously.  Alternatively prostatitis can be present without indication of bacterial infection.  Sufferers experience similar symptoms with genital pain and burning when urinating along with inflammation.  Treatment of chronic bacterial prostatitis is often more difficult and drawn out than with acute infection and it may take a long treatment time to completely rid you of infection.  Nevertheless with successful treatment you should find that symptoms ease and an improvement in your PE is seen.  Chronic prostatitis when not due to a bacterial infection is much more common than chronic bacterial prostatitis with about 90% of men having this type of chronic prostatitis.  With this type of prostatitis symptoms often improve over time and painkillers can be prescribed to manage discomfort.


Hyperthyroidism (also known as an “overactive thyroid”) is a health condition where the thyroid gland produces too much hormone leading to high levels of free hormone in the blood.  Common symptoms include; hyperactivity, unexplained weight loss, frequent passing of stools, rapid heart rate, mood swings, intolerance to heat, insomnia and fatigue.  If you are concerned about these symptoms you should consult your doctor as referral to an endocrinologist may be necessary.  Research groups have found that increased thyroid hormone and PE are related conditions.  One study found that 50% of men with hyperthyroidism complained of PE while in another nearly 70% of the patients also had PE.  The good news is that this fell to 15% after thyroid hormone normalisation.

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