4 years

Chest numbness and problem with holding an erection

I am 23, male. Been experiencing random numbness(sometimes pain) in chest, left arm and back since 3 months ago. Recently, I discovered that this numbness usually comes after I am sexually excited or after ejaculation. And I also find it hard to hold an erection.


  1. What might be the issue here?
    (I googled and I am not sure whether its heart related or hyperthyroidism)

  2. Is it wise to seek help at the hospital now considering the current covid19 situation?

Thank you.

Hello, thank you for asking.
The answer is a general description of the problem you’re having. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with us.

Based on the above information, we understand your concern about the problem you’re having.

For your information, erection occurs when sexual stimulation causes the penis nerves to send signals to the muscles to relax and blood vessels to expand in blood. The blood is then trapped under high pressure causing a situation known as erection.

For your information, erectile dysfunction can be cause by many things such as

  • psychogenic - such as stress, anxiety, problematic relationships
  • psychiatry - anxiety disorder, depression
  • neurogenic - trauma, diabetes, alcohol
  • endocrine - thyroid problems
  • arteriogenic - related to blood vessels such as high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol
  • side effects of drugs such as antihypertensive, antidepressants.

To find out the exact cause of the problem you are facing, more information is still needed before a conclusion can be drawn. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you refer this problem to your doctor. Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with us in person online. Thank you.


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