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Erectile dysfunction — also called ED — is very treatable. Your treatment depends on why your penis can't get or stay erect (hard). A nurse or doctor can help you understand what may be causing your ED. 

Treatment options include: 

  • Pills from a doctor or nurse — like Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis — may help you get and stay hard. But not everyone can use them safely. 

  • A vacuum pump device that you put your penis in to help it get and stay hard. 

  • Counseling or psychotherapy.

  • Medicines injected into your penis or put into your urethra.

  • Surgery.  

If your ED is caused by transgender hormone therapy, your doctor or nurse may be able to adjust your hormone levels. Your doctor or nurse may also refer you to a urologist to talk about your treatment options.

Tags: erection problems, ED, dysfunction, erectile