Diagnostic methods

Sexual health, as much as the health of any other body system and organ, is very important for every person, and males are not an exception. Regular checkups of reproductive system are particularly necessary for men between their 40s and 70s, because during this period there are considerable changes in the function of sex glands leading to such natural condition as male climax. The main function of sex glands–the production of male sex hormones (androgens) – is reduced. Due to such changes in male body some very unpleasant conditions like erectile dysfunction or benign prostatic hyperplasia may develop. Therefore, monitoring of sexual health is essential for every man who wants to have a life full of pleasure and joy. Otherwise, if some even slight sexual problem appears and is ignored (in other words, not treated), it may lead to serious complications resulting in even impotence.
As of today the diagnostics of sexual disorders in men uses various modern methods, techniques and instruments to diagnosticate any diseases at their early stages.
 

Basic investigations

Basic investigations

Basic investigations

  • Digital Rectal Examination
  • Blood Count
  • Bacteriological tests
  • Semen analysis
  • Transrectal ultrasound
  • Needle Biopsy

 
 
 
 
 
 

Sex hormones analyses

Sex hormones analyses

Sex hormones analyses

  • Androgenic status
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH)
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Prolactin.
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S)
  • Thyroid-stimulating hormone and free thyroxine
  • Cancer-specific markers

 
 
 
 

Methods aimed at the detection of erectile dysfunction.

These are:

Methods aimed at the detection of erectile dysfunction

Methods aimed at the detection of erectile dysfunction

  • Artificial drug-induced erection.
  • Monitoring of nocturnal spontaneous erections by means of specific computer system.
  • Duplex ultrasound of the vessels in penis.
  • Penile electromyography.
  • Biothesiometry of the penis.
  • Cavernosography.
  • Cavernosometry.