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What can cause sexual dysfunction after a liver transplant?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fatigue and worry: Liver transplantation is a life threatening event and can cause anxiety and depression in the transplant, inhibiting normal life functions including sexual activity. The healthy liver is also responsible for many functions from blood clensing, to glucose metabolism.Without appropriate liver function fatigue is a major problem and "can make cowards of us all" limiting sesual activity.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Not uncommon: After liver transplantation, one third or more will have sexual dysfunction due to variety of reasons like psychological, due to medication, vascular inefficiency, neurological problems and pre existing [problem.
Last updated Jul 5, 2012

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