Premature Ejaculation Risks, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Risk Factors of Premature Ejaculation

- Erectile Dysfunction
- Mental health conditions such as chronic stress

Symptoms of Premature Ejaculation

The main symptom of PE is the inability to delay ejaculation leading to ejaculating quickly. This can lead to frustration and dissatisfaction in the man and his partner. 

Diagnosing Premature Ejaculation

Diagnosing PE may require a physical and/or a psychological examination along with medical history taking. Not all cases require a physical examination. The process of undergoing diagnostic tests and imaging helps a professional determine the cause behind the patient’s PE along with ruling out any underlying medical conditions. Here’s what the diagnostic process for PE may entail:

- Physical examination of external penis anatomy
- Blood tests/hormone levels check: to rule out medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, thyroid hormone levels along with checking testosterone levels.
- Psychological examination: to rule out or treat mental health conditions such as depression, and/or anxiety