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Basic and Advanced diagnosis of ED

Some blood tests are usually done to find out the underlying diseases such as prolactinoma and hypogonadism. Both these conditions are known to lead men to a state of impotency. Diabetes is treated as a disorder but studies show that it is also one basic thing which hinders the impotency condition of males. As per medical records, one of the most important causes of erectile dysfunction is diabetes.

Generally many consider impotence to be only genetic in nature but various other factors like poor physical health, lack of nutrients in daily diet, stressful conditions, obesity and most specific cardiovascular disease such as coronary artery failure or the peripheral vascular disease conditions can also lead to this state. The diagnostic tests which are done to check k the erectile dysfunction are as follows:

  • CBC-Complete blood count
  • Liver function test (LFT)
  • Kidney function test (KFT)
  • Lipid profile test
  • Thyroid function test
  • Blood hormone studies
  • Duplex ultra sound
  • Urinalysis
  • Nocturnal penile tumescence
  • Vasoactive injection
  • Dynamic infusion cavernosometry
  • Arteriography
  • Bulbocavernosus reflex
  • PSA

These are the probable tests to diagnose the erectile failure condition. Some tests can also help to study if the man is suffering from other forms of sexual disorders such as premature ejaculation. Amongst the above test the primarily preferred one is the Nocturnal penile tumescence.

Nocturnal penile tumescence- In this test one can confirm if he is suffering from nervous problems or lack of blood in the male reproductive organ. It actually measures a man’s erectile function while he is sleeping. Normally, a man can have five or six states of erect male reproductive organ while asleep. Lack of these erect states may indicate there is a problem with nerve function or circulation to the male reproductive organ. The test uses two methods, the snap gauge method and the strain gauge method.

The snap gauge method is performed by wrapping three plastic bands of varying strength around the male reproductive organ. Erectile function is then measured based on which of the three bands breaks. The strain gauge method works by placing elastic bands around the tip and base of the male reproductive organ. If the male reproductive organ becomes erect during the night, the bands stretch, measuring the changes in penile circumference.

Penile biothesiometry- this is a test which involves the use of electromagnetic vibration to determine sensitivity as well as proper functioning of the nerves in the glands and shaft of the male reproductive organ. Upon the exposure to electromagnetic waves the required analysis is made and the respective treatment is then followed.

(DICC) -Dynamic infusion cavernosometry- uses a technique in which the fluid is pumped into the male reproductive organ at a moderate known rate as well as pressure. Later this gives the measurement of the vascular pressure in the corpus cavernosum during an erect state. Digital Subtraction Angiography uses the digital technology which displays images of the male reproductive organ shaft and reveals the blood flow rate that is lacking for the maintenance of a proper erection. Saline is combined under pressure into the corpus cavernosm with a butterfly kind of needle and the degree of venous leakage is thus calculated.

Magnetic resonance angiography is also a simple and basic means by which the blood supply and vascular issues are easily detected with the aid of an “a contrast agent” injected into the blood stream of the patient. These are the means of basic and advanced diagnosis of ED (Erectile dysfunction).