Misdiagnosis of Impotence


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About 70% of cases of impotence are actually caused by an underlying disease, such as diabetes or kidney disease, rather than a mental or physical problem. Secondary impotence from various drugs and medications is common. Physical damage from injury or surgery is another common cause of impotence. Psychological causes of impotence are estimated to be only 10-20% of cases. Although psychological aspects such as anxiety and fear of sexual failure are commonly associated with impotence, they are not usually the real case, but are a reaction to having impotence.

About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Impotence or confirming a diagnosis of Impotence, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Impotence may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Impotence. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

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Last revision: Nov 12, 2003

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