I had an inguinal hernia surgery over a year ago and ever since have not been able to maintain an erection on my own. I'm 24 years old now and have been living a pretty health lifestyle the majority of my life. I don't obsess over this issue, but every couple of months I will start to try and solve why it's happening. Here is where I'm at and maybe somebody out there can help me
Before the surgery, like any 22 year old I could get rock hard no problem.
at the same time I needed surgery I also had encountered an STD - Molluscum Contagiosum, so that's something to keep in mind for the psychological aspect.
Two days after surgery, I whacked off, penis didn't seem to get as hard then and I thought it was probably just from the surgery and it would fix it self in a couple of days. I also remember pulling my package up and over my sweat pants at one point when I really had to pee and hearing a popping noise the first day I was out of the hospital. So there's something for the physical argument.
. Viagra works which begs the question, is this all on me? Is it something psychological? Something in my head?
. I have been to a urologist, blood work came back fine (free testosterone included, no diabetes etc)
. Could this be from the surgery? I have read online that the suspensory ligament of the penis is susceptible to being harmed in the process of an inguinal hernia surgery. Also I have never felt the same since the surgery, , , I've always felt kind of blocked / disconnected down there since and this seems to make sense.
. This is not porn-induced ED. I never really watched that much of it, and over the last year I have gone months at a time (the most being 4) without watching porn or masturbating.
. Occasionally I still have morning wood, but rarely.
Like any guy I'm just trying to get some closure on it. If I'm gonna need a pill for the rest of my life, whatever. That sucks, but as long as it works I can make do with it, I really do just want to KNOW why this happened. Thanks to anyone who can help
other factors: Ride a bike all the time, surf all the time, have been running five miles a day and going to the gym 2-4 times a week for the last 4 months, didn't drink at all for two months straight, etc. Lifestyle is definitely healthy, it has been about a year and a half since surgery and nothing has changed.