Premature Ejaculation in the Varicocele Patients


Ali Asghar Ketabchi 1 , * , M Ahmadinejad 2

1 Associate Professor, Department of UrologySchool of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

2 Assitant Professor, Department of Mo- lecular Genetics, School of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

How to Cite: Ketabchi A A , Ahmadinejad M. Premature Ejaculation in the Varicocele Patients, Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 9(1):30-34.


Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 9 (1); 30-34
Published Online: January 1, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 1, 2007
Accepted: March 2, 2007


Introduction: Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most prevalence men problems. There are a lot of explanations such as psychosomatic and even genetics problem for it. Because the patients suffering varicocele are more complain from this problem, we decided to evaluate it in these patients.

Materials and Methods: In a case control study, we evaluated Premature-ejaculation in a 55 patients with varicocele (20 - 35 years old) that they had come to the andrology clinic for treat- ment of infertility and other genital problems and were compared their data with a control group of 60 men who were in the same range of age without varicocele. The data statistically were compared by X2 and T-test.

Results: The premature-ejaculation (Intravaginal Ejaculatory Latency Time ((IELT)) < 2 min) was found in 36.3% (n=20) and 8.3% (n=5) of the subjects in study and control groups respectively, (P<0.001). This Study showed that PE has a direct relation with the severity, time length of affec- tion (age group), and varicocle distribution.

Discussion: Since premature ejaculation has been found with a high frequency in men with varicocele, we stress the importance of a careful examination of the patients with PE before any pharmacologic or psychosexual therapy.

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