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Question: Gout and Erectile Dysfunction

 tlwhitehouse - Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:22 am

My husband was recently diagnosed with Gout...a condition I suspect he has had for about 2 years, given when the syptoms this same time he began having trouble maintaining an erection. He drinks moderately to heavy, but has cut down since taking Allopurinol. Is there any correlation between hyperurecemia and erectile dysfuction? Will improving his uric acid levels help with sexual functioning?
 Dr. Russell M - Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:39 pm

User avatar Hi!

I am unaware of any relation between erectile dysfunction and gout, and could not find any source which states such a connection. I would welcome any information on this too.

 Ian - Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:43 pm

I have used Allopurinol since the mid ninetes as a gout treatment. About 5 years ago I started to experience erectile disfunction. This has got slowly and progressively worse until I know find it impossible to maintain an erection. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has the same problem and if why the there maybe there is a link?
 or_guy - Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:37 pm

Hi there Dr,

I have the same problem. I experienced an onset of gout around 2 years ago and then my erectile function progressively became worse until now I can hardly maintain erection. I found that I can have a night time erection, but it is difficult to maintain when I wake up. Even masturbation is rarely possible. Please do search again for someone doing a research in this area and come back to us.

Best Regards

Lonely in Portland :-(

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