111 What is Male Potency Test ?

What is Male Potency Test ?

First Published by BP Staff on 2 Sep, 2013 at 07:16 PM IST under Health

Male Potency test is used in cases related to Sexual Assault to determine the truth behind claims made by victim. It is particularly useful in cases where the accused is elderly.  In Medical Sense, there is no such thing called Potency Test. Actually there are three tests, which are colloquially called as Male Potency Tests.

1. Semen analysis
2. Penile Doppler Ultrasound
3. Visual Examination

Semen Analysis

A semen analysis (plural: semen analyses) evaluates certain characteristics of a male’s semen and the sperm contained therein. It is done to help evaluate male fertility,

The most common reasons for laboratory semen analysis in humans are as part of a couple’s infertility investigation and after a vasectomy to verify that the procedure was successful. It is also commonly used for testing human donors for sperm donation, and for animals semen analysis is commonly used in stud farming and farm animal breeding.

Penile Doppler Ultrasound

This test shows how much and how well blood flows into and out of the penis. It is primarily used to men with Severe Erectile Dysfunction which does not respond to oral medication (like Viagra).

The doppler effect is used to tell which direction the blood is flowing. In order to have an erection, blood must flow INTO the penis, but not flow OUT. But there IS a condition know as Venous Leak Syndrome, where the veins do not “shut off” ar the right time, so too much blood flows OUT of the penis, and the erection is not firm. The doppler ultrasound can find this problem. IF this problem exists the only solution is surgery.

ALso, erectile dysfunction can be caused by nerve damage, like from diabetes. In this case the nerve signals may not reach the penis, so the blood flow will appears identical to a normal , flaccid penis. In the case of nerve damage, Viagra won’t help, and prosthetic penile implants are required.

Visual Erection Examination

During the visual examination the doctor examines the penis in both states, aroused and flaccid, to check for any sort of dysfunction or damage. It also tests Morning Erection in Patients.

Last Updated on September 2, 2013 at 7:32 PM IST


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