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Male sexual problems. Some men who have erection problems caused by
diabetic neuropathy may find injections, implants, or
pump devices helpful. Sildenafil (Viagra) also may be taken to improve
erections, but it should not be taken by people with heart problems. Talk
with your doctor before taking this medicine. For more
information, see the topic Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction).
Female sexual problems. Diabetic neuropathy may cause vaginal dryness in some women.
Nonprescription lubricants (such as K-Y Jelly or Astroglide) and estrogen
creams can increase vaginal lubrication and make sex more
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofDecember 7, 2017
Current as of:
December 7, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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