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I Know What Ed Is, But Is Other Dysfunction Claimable Under Smc, Or Just Lack Of Erectile Function?


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Do I have ED? Is PE=ED? Its noted in 2003 directly secondary to my back by a VA doctor, but I didn't claim it becaue I didnt think I could. Can I claim sexual dysfunction as ED? My wife is awaiting an answer on this one......I'm currently taking Gabapentin, Meloxicam, Prednisone. (In the last week or so, I started). I have DDD, way down (l5-S1, L2-3, L4-5).

I finally told my own doctor about the issues my wife and I have been having the other day, and asked if my back can be causing that, going back to reporting it to a VA Doc in 2003. (soft erections, now PME). She looked at my records, MRI's, and xrays, asked a lot of uncomfortable questions, and prescribed me Paxil as a means of staving off the happy ending. She said that the level of nerve/discs that I have problems with could most definately cause problems with PME, and if not that, then the medication that im taking could mess with overall libido and function as well. She said since im 33 there shouldn't be 'issues' there, normally, and she knows from both my wife and me that we had a healthy sex life-not for lack of trying, anyway.

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I would say yes, however I'm not familiar with the terms PE or PME.

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Do I have ED? Is PE=ED? Its noted in 2003 directly secondary to my back by a VA doctor, but I didn't claim it becaue I didnt think I could. Can I claim sexual dysfunction as ED? My wife is awaiting an answer on this one......<br style="min-width: 0px; ">I'm currently taking Gabapentin, Meloxicam, Prednisone. (In the last week or so, I started). I have DDD, way down (l5-S1, L2-3, L4-5). I finally told my own doctor about the issues my wife and I have been having the other day, and asked if my back can be causing that, going back to reporting it to a VA Doc in 2003. (soft erections, now PME). She looked at my records, MRI's, and xrays, asked a lot of uncomfortable questions, and prescribed me Paxil as a means of staving off the happy ending. She said that the level of nerve/discs that I have problems with could most definately cause problems with PME, and if not that, then the medication that im taking could mess with overall libido and function as well. She said since im 33 there shouldn't be 'issues' there, normally, and she knows from both my wife and me that we had a healthy sex life-not for lack of trying, anyway.

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"the medication could effect overall libido and function as well." You should discuss this more with your Dr.

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Phillip--Premature ejaculation.

Comm Bob-I did discuss it with her-that's why she prescribed the paxil-primarily related to nerve compression in my lower back. We discussed the side effects of the other medications prescribed by the VA, as well, but since she is not a VA doctor I couldn't ask her about filing a claim, or VA-ese. She is unfamiliar with that whole aspect of things.

I would say yes, however I'm not familiar with the terms PE or PME.

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Friend, this can be fixed easier than anyone will believe. Very brief urology proceedure to install an AMS-700. Maybe overnight in hospital. No pain, discomfort. It will look completely normal. No one except spouse needs to know. Very quick, very discrete, completely confidential. In a couple weeks ALL will be well. See a urologist and get it. You may contact me if you like. My ins paid with no questions. (Paxil was very bad for me).

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You're thinking of "Special monthly compensation for loss of use of a creative organ." In your case, it sounds like it would be secondary to your back condition, which can certainly cause erectile dysfunction.

We rate ED under a diagnostic code for "disfigurement of the penis", which is noncompensable unless your penis is actually physically disfigured. However, we also add loss of use of a creative organ, and pay a seperate small (like eighty seven dollars?) compensation for it.

It doesn't matter if the loss of use is due to ED, or treatment for prostate cancer, secondary to hypertension meds (if s/c for HTN) or diabetes (if s/c for diabetes) or due to nerve issues related to the spine. If the doctor says you can't attain an erection sufficient for penetration, or if you can't ejaculate, that's loss of use of a creative organ; if they opine that it's due to your service connected condition, SMC k should be a grant.

The other SMCs are for things like anatomical loss or loss of use of hands, feet, vision, hearing, and being housebound or in need of aid and attendance.

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So, PME wouldnt be failure to attain erection or failure to ejaculate-its more 'hyper ability' in about a second to ejaculate so does that count, or is it only inability to attain, or am I being too literal? She (doctor) has opined that it is most likely due to the nerve compression since I had no history prior to my injury in 2001. Of course there is the Paxil she prescribed for the PME and the neurotnin and gabapentin that VA has been prescribed for my back pain that have their own issues.

I don't want to claim or appeal something that isn't, but then again, I never had a problem with it until after my back injury. Im 33 and my wife and I are pretty physically active in that respect, as much as we can be. I have a statement from a VA PA-C stating that I complained of urinary urgency and difficulty with ejaculation in 2003 as" being the result of my lower lumbar DDD" (but prescribed for pain only), and my doctor's statement from last week where she opines the same thing based on what disc/nerve it is, and after we spent an hour going over my service records, MRIs, and Xrays, and she actually prescribed something for it.

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See your local, not VA, urologist and ask for help with ED/PME. If he tells you about the latest and greatest prothesis (implant) my advice is go for it man!

Email me for further discussion.

Regards, jpw4347@yahoo.com

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