Comparison of the levels of the serotonin metabolite, 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid, in cerebrospinal fluid from patients with and without premature ejaculation


Erdogan A., DEMİRBAŞ M., ÖNER S., AYDOS M. M., ŞAMBEL M., YILMAZ C.

REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE ANDROLOGIA, vol.17, no.2, pp.41-45, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.androl.2018.01.001
  • Journal Name: REVISTA INTERNACIONAL DE ANDROLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-45
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Premature ejaculation (PE) is a significant problem as it can cause a loss of sexual self-confidence and a significant deterioration in quality of life. The frequency of PE varies between 9% and 27%. In the current study, we aimed to compare the levels of the serotonin metabolite 5HIAA (5 hydroxyindole acetic acid) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with and without PE according to IELT (intravaginal ejaculation latency time) in order to investigate the relationship of PE with CSF 5HIAA levels.