Doctors diagnose premature ejaculation based on a detailed interview about your sexual history. Your doctor may ask a number of very personal questions and may want to include your partner in the interview. While it may be uncomfortable for both of you to talk frankly about sex, the details you provide will help your doctor determine the cause of your problem and the best course of treatment. A mental health professional may help make the diagnosis.
Your doctor will want to know about your health history, and may perform a general physical exam. You doctor may ask you questions about:
• How often you have premature ejaculation
To evaluate whether psychological factors may influence your premature ejaculation, your doctor or mental health professional may also want to know about:
• Your religious upbringing
If you have both premature ejaculation and trouble getting or maintaining an erection, your doctor may order blood tests to check your male hormone (testosterone) levels or other tests.
Erectile Dysfunction Screening & Diagnosis