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Am I permanently impotent

Hi. I am a 26yrs old & as of age 23, I've been having difficulty maintaining an erection. Last week I finally mustered up enough coverage to share this with my Doctor, who then took labs to test my testosterone level. I seldom consume alcohol & I never you use drugs. However, around age 23 I did test positive for Guaneria (Spell Check) but I received treatment. Could it still be lingering around my system or could it have caused some type of permanent damage (Impotence)?
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Gonorrhea and impotence are two different diagnoses. Your doctor seems to be on the ball...wait for your Testosterone level to return before worrying more. You  are smart to tell your doctor as impotence is treatable.
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hello,well i am mexican and our culture has many cures for many things.one thing im going to recommend is to eat bull testical soup.i heard its very effective.
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Do you have any idea how long you had gonorrhea before it was treated? Long term it can cause inflammation of the testicles which is where your body produces a majority of your testosterone.

Also, gonorrhea can cause damage to the prostate which can lead to impotence.

Once you get the results from the blood test you can discuss these possibilities with your doctor (and don’t be afraid to get a second opinion).

What is your general health status? Are you overweight? If so, this can lead to impotence although you are a bit young to have vascular problems. But self-body image might have a psychological impact. This leads me to another question. Another cause might be something more simple – yet maybe not so simple to deal with. What is your attitude – or “feelings” – towards your sexual partner? And, what is their attitude towards your problem? An understanding partner may be a great help, but your attitude towards that person is also important.

Some people are simply not geared to perform quickies even if society says it is the thing to do. If that’s your case don’t let it worry you.

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