I actually have the same problem. It puts my mind at ease to know that someone who knows a thing or two about venous leakage says that not be able to hold it while standing isn’t an example of it. Reading about symptoms on the Internet has always been my weakness. One time I thought I had colon cancer. Anyway, I still decided to schedule an appointment with my doctor tomorrow. He’s a general practitioner and will probably just give me the name of a urologist but I still feel a lot better just asking about it
Also avocet, could you describe the symptoms of venous leakage? I’ve looked all over this site and there is no real concrete set of symptoms listed. My problem is when I am sitting down I am good to go but when standing gets involved it’s a no go. Having been reading about venous leakage it seems to be all I can think about and I can’t seem to get it up at all. This was not the case a mere 4 months ago before I knew about venous leakage. Standing is my real issue though. If I try to get going manually standing up, no luck what so ever. I sit down and it’s good. Also, I think I conditioned myself to using vaseline. I’ve abandoned this and while it seems my sitting erections aren’t as good, they are getting there. What are your views on erection angle as well? Mine often points downward, at best 45 degrees or a little more. Is that normal?
What happens in venous leakage is this: Normally the cc chambers expand with blood and gradually press the veins (blood leading back to the heart) closed, or nearly.
When there is leakage, the erection is not complete. Or isn’t complete for long.
The symptoms are like other forms of ED. You can get an erection but it drains down before sex is done. You can get a partial, but it never becomes real hard. You don’t even get a partial, or much of one.
The reason that venous leakage is latched onto as a popular reason for erectile dysfunction here at Thunders is that it resembles so many other causes of ED. It’s an easy label.
There are two tests for it: The Doppler Color Sonogram, an easy one, and corpous cavernosogram which is more invasive and not used unless the logic of the case points toward a surgical solution. Either will indicate a leakage problem.
Erection angle isn’t an issue. If your erection is unbendable, you can have successful sex, no matter your angle. (Well, there are extremes that I can imagine.) If by 45 degrees you mean parallel to the floor, that’s where I am. It went up to about two o’clock after some years of pumping but reverted back when I pretty much quit. However, no problem with a hard-on that’s parallel to the floor for me.
So if I can get it and keep it while sitting, but standing is a no go, then it’s probably not venous leakage?
That is my guess.
I’m not a doctor. But I know some stuff about ED.
I should have stressed (excuse me) above that stress and anxiety are frequent causes of erectile dysfunction. These phases are often temporary but guys get themselves into a tizzy when they have a failure or two nonetheless.
Is it important to you that you have venous leakage? Why are you so focused on it?
It’s just kind of a scary subject, that’s all
Went to my general doc today. He told me I need to tone up and that blood probably wasn’t flowing there as best it should because I am not conditioned very well. I’m going to work at this
Tone up what? General health, working out?
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Basically, and he said anxiety was a big thing too