Dr Pervez Ahmed, Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Dr. Hayat Kakar, Dr Ghulam Sarwar
Objective: Patients on repeated hemodialysis can experience erectile dysfunction. In this study we aim to find prevalence of disease and its causes as well. Study design and duration: It is a cross sectional study completed in six months duration from January 2020 to June 2020. Place of study: Study was conducted at urology department of Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences. Patients and methods: Patients undergoing repeated hemodialysis in study hospital for at least six months duration were selected for study using consecutive sampling technique. Those with any sort of malignancy, age>60 years, or previously having erectile dysfunction before the duration of dialysis were excluded from the study. Chi square test was applied. P-value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Patients in study group were having ages of 20-60 years with mean age of 34.52±7.41 years. There were 77.9% cases having erectile dysfunction and 22.1% were not having erectile dysfunction. 20% cases were having mild, 15% were having moderate and 56.7% cases were having severe erectile dysfunction. Diabetes mellitus was a most common cause of end stage renal disease found in 28% cases. 59.7% study population was from rural areas and 40.3% from urban areas. Conclusion: Erectile dysfunction is much frequent among patients on repeated maintenance hemodialysis. Old age patients on dialysis with diabetes mellitus have higher prevalence of erectile dysfunction. Key words: Erectile dysfunction, hemodialysis, end stage renal disease, diabetes mellitus.