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A 38-year-old man visits his physician because of persistent problems with impotence. The physician tells him that 20% to 50% of men with erectile dysfunction are found to have an organic cause for the dysfunction. What organic cause of erectile dysfunction is the most likely in this man?

a) Diabetes mellitus
b) Hyperthyroidism
c) Multiple sclerosis
d) Spinal cord injuries
e) Vascular disease
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A 38-year-old man visits his physician because of persistent problems with impotence. The physician tells him that 20% to 50% of men with erectile dysfunction are found to have an organic cause for the dysfunction. What organic cause of erectile dysfunction is the most likely in this man?

a) Diabetes mellitus
b) Hyperthyroidism
c) Multiple sclerosis
d) Spinal cord injuries
e) Vascular disease
No clue in stem at all. It is a question aimed testing factor remembering. I haven't run into this knowledge point now. Just by guessing, I'll choose E.
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Default B. hyperthyroidism

confused between A or B
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organic cause..? nice question
finding difficult to answer ,but , i will go with b) hyperthyroidism
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A may be..simply bc of its high prevalence
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I know of a patient with erectile dysfunction cos of his diabetes mellitus...causing renal failure later on and death.

So I will go with A.

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nice Q.

I will go with A
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,Dm is a common diagnosis over the other options and it does cause e.dysfunction , so A. dm ?
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No clue in stem at all. It is a question aimed testing factor remembering. I haven't run into this knowledge point now. Just by guessing, I'll choose E.
I would choose A
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I'll go with diabetes. A, final answer. .
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Oh!we just read it coupla days back,so I go with (A)

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I'll go with A. I think I've seen this question before, and got it wrong the last time. Don't remember what I chose then!
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Its got to be A, right?
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my answer is E
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Ee...ED mgt requires use of vasodilators like sildenafil .
I think from arteriosclerosis,smoking,cardiovascular pathologies etc
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The answer is a) Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is the leading medical cause of erectile dysfunction. In the United States, it is estimated that 2 million men are impotent because of the disease.

as for E - Vascular disease accounts for approximately 1.5 million cases of erectile dysfunction in the United States, and is the second leading medical cause of the disorder.

as for B - Endocrine diseases, excluding diabetes mellitus, account for approximately 300,000 cases of erectile dysfunction in the United States. Hyperthyroidism accounts for only a portion of these cases.

as for D - It is estimated that 400,000 men in the United States have erectile dysfunction associated with spinal cord injuries or pelvic fractures.

as for C - Multiple sclerosis is associated with approximately 180,000 cases of erectile dysfunction in the United States.
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The answer is a) Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is the leading medical cause of erectile dysfunction. In the United States, it is estimated that 2 million men are impotent because of the disease.

as for E - Vascular disease accounts for approximately 1.5 million cases of erectile dysfunction in the United States, and is the second leading medical cause of the disorder.

as for B - Endocrine diseases, excluding diabetes mellitus, account for approximately 300,000 cases of erectile dysfunction in the United States. Hyperthyroidism accounts for only a portion of these cases.

as for D - It is estimated that 400,000 men in the United States have erectile dysfunction associated with spinal cord injuries or pelvic fractures.

as for C - Multiple sclerosis is associated with approximately 180,000 cases of erectile dysfunction in the United States.
Can you explain the pathophysiology behind the erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes? I'm sorry if its a retorted question but I don't know the exact cause. I just know it as a fact.
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