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Does having an abortion cause a low sex drive?

Does having an abortion cause a low sex drive?

Not Necessarily: There is not a consistent link between abortion and sex drive. However, abortion could be related to other stressful circumstances, and the presence of stress, anxiety, or depression could cause decreased sexual desire. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of ...Read more


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In 2011 I had an abortion, in 2012 I was sexually assaulted can this be the cause to my low sex drive?

In 2011 I had an abortion, in 2012 I was sexually assaulted can this be the cause to my low sex drive?

Could be: Sexual assault can cause psychological problems leading to problems in relationships or intimacy. Abortion may not cause lower sexual drive. Seek psychological help. ...Read more

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Can fludrocortisone cause a low sex drive?

Can fludrocortisone cause a low sex drive?

No: But the reason one is prescribed this medication may. It is a mineralicorticoid. Although it is a steroid it is not sex steroid and thus would not affect sexual drive. But the conditions we use it to treat (adrenal insufficiency, orthostatic hypotension) may be a reason for low sex drive, esp adrenal insufficiency). Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Can dimenhydrinate cause a low sex drive?

Can dimenhydrinate cause a low sex drive?

Maybe: Dramaine, aka dimenhyrinate, can make you feel tired which can lead to low sex drive. It does not directly affect hormones, so any fatigue or loss of sex drive should resolve when you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

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What is the cause and solution low sex drive?

What is the cause and solution low sex drive?

Many of each: There are so many! Talk w/ your Dr and if it's not physical, find a sexually specialized psychotherapist for either solo or couples work. Check the body 1st to be clear about illnesses. ...Read more

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How can high prolactin cause low sex drive?

How can high prolactin cause low sex drive?

Lowers hormones: High levels of prolactin suppresses the hormones combing from the hypothalamus of the brain and pituitary gland that control the testis and ovary. This is in turn lowers the amount of sex hormones that are produced (estrogen and testosterone). In some people, these lower levels reduce sex drive. ...Read more

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Low sex drive and early ejaculation is caused by?

Low sex drive and early ejaculation is caused by?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities: anxiety, relationship conflict, depression, infrequent sex leading to quick ejaculation…. Is depression or anxiety a part of your life? If so, you might want to have a psychological or psychiatric consultation. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a low sex drive and seems he doesn't want to have sex. What is the cause of his low sex drive?

My boyfriend has a low sex drive and seems he doesn't want to have sex. What is the cause of his low sex drive?

Do you really think: We would know why he doesn't want to have sex? There could be many reasons for this. I don't want to guess about this for a guy I don't even know. ...Read more

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What can cause low sex drive in women?

What can cause low sex drive in women?

Sex drive in F: It can be decreased by organic or psychogenic, organic could be from hypothyroidism, or adrenal gland or pituitary galnd insuffeciency, or estrogen hormone defeciency, psychological from depression or secondary to medication like antidepressive meds as ssri and other medications are culprits too. ...Read more

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I am 40 years old female and have a low sex drive. What causes this and what can I do to improve my sex drive?

I am 40 years old female and have a low sex drive. What causes this and what can I do to improve my sex drive?

Many causes - see dr: There are many causes to low sex drive. It is important to consult with a physician to determine if hormone levels or other factors may be contributing to decreased libido. Certain medications and medical conditions can decrease libido as well as emotional and relational problems. Consider whether low libido has been long term or is relatively recent when relaying information to your doctor. ...Read more

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If a person with a low sex drive suddenly has a need for sex daily and is constantly horny all the time what might cause this increased sex drive?

If a person with a low sex drive suddenly has a need for sex daily and is constantly horny all the time what might cause this increased sex drive?

The Possibilities: Maybe they are feeling more secure and happy in the relationship than before? Perhaps they were depressed before and now they are not? Maybe they are taking a medication that helps with libido now? Maybe they have a mood problem that makes them hyper-sexual (over-sexual). These are some of but many possible reasons. If you are involved sexually -- you should be able to talk about this issue. ...Read more

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Do vp shunt causes low sex drive?

Do vp shunt causes low sex drive?

Shouldn't: The vp shunt should not affect the libido, however the condition requiring the vp shunt could certainly have an impact on sex drive. ...Read more

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Could child sexual abuse cause low sex drive?

Could child sexual abuse cause low sex drive?

Yes it can: Sadly, sexual abuse during childhood can impact on not only sexual drive but also on the person's ability to develop and have healthy adult relationships. Psychotherapy and support groups can help overcome the negative impact of childhood sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Over masturbation cause low sex drive and weak erections? What can I do to fix it please

Over masturbation cause low sex drive and weak erections? What can I do to fix it please

The symptoms you: Mention are not caused by masturbation. Please see your doc or a mental health professional for diagnosis and possible treatment. Could be hormones or the jock itch and fever you mention in your history. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's the best depression medication that won't cause weight gain or could cause low sex drive?

What's the best depression medication that won't cause weight gain or could cause low sex drive?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) would best since you are on tryptans. Also do not drink while on antidepressants and make sure you are in psychotherapy. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I am 34yrs old with testostrone levels of 236 which cause me to have weak erection and low sex drive. Urologist still trying to find why please help.

I am 34yrs old with testostrone levels of 236 which cause me to have weak erection and low sex drive. Urologist still trying to find why please help.

See answer: Many causes of low t (hypogonadism) with aging overall being the most common. Causes may be either testicular in origin (injury, past infection, prior radiation/chemo, genetic); or from diseases or medications affecting the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands (benign tumors, steroids, chronic use of pain meds, genetic). Obesity, diabetes, depression have also been associated with low t. ...Read more

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Why do I have discharge from both nipples when manipulated for 8 yrs. Not pregnant. What could cause my low sex drive? 26 yr old female

Why do I have discharge from both nipples when manipulated for 8 yrs. Not pregnant.  What could cause my low sex drive? 26 yr old female

Prolactin?: You might want to see your doctor about this nipple discharge, and have your serum prolactin level tested. There are some benign growths that can happen in your pituitary gland that cause increased prolactin and milk secretion. Can affect libido as well. Please ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can a punch to the testicles cause low sex drive and frequent urination?

Can a punch to the testicles cause low sex drive and frequent urination?

Yes.: In men the testicles produce more than 90% of testosterone, which is the hormone for sex drive, and sexual features in men, with an injury, that production can decline. Also, the penis and associated structures are located in the same area. So, an injury can lead to swelling of the urethra which can block outflow of urine. If this is a problem, get into your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I poop 5 or more times almost every day always tired what's wrong with me I'm over stressed all the time cause of low sex drive my kids 9 of them?

I poop 5 or more times almost every day always tired what's wrong with me I'm over stressed all the time cause of low sex drive my kids 9 of them?

Stress Eating: Given your profile photo I am going to assume you are overweight and may be stress eating on top of that. This is the cause of your stool habits. Being obese as a male is a common reason for testosterone production to shut down. Fat cells create excess Estrogen and Estrogen blocks Testosterone production. It is time for a thorough life style analysis, diet, change in the food you eat and exercise ...Read more

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Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things I had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things I had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Stress & depression: You list here several of the main symptoms of major depressive disorder. Life stresses can certainly trigger depressive episodes -- but you also need to see your primary care doctor to investigate for any other illnesses that can look like depression, but aren't. Depression is certainly treatable with a combination of psychotherapy and possibly medications if necessary. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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My fiancé is 27 testosterone levels are normal according to doc. He has a low sex drive he does work a lot and is tired. How can we fix it causes argu?

My fiancé is 27 testosterone levels are normal according to doc. He has a low sex drive he does work a lot and is tired. How can we fix it causes argu?

Low libido: There are many causes of low/loss of libido. Working a lot ; being tired ranks high on list. Worry ; distraction over money, job security, friends ; family doesn't help. Use of tobacco ; excess alcohol is not advised either. Depression ; taking anti-depressants can affect sex drive. So can poor health. Check this website re "libido" or http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/search/label/libido. Talk to doc. ...Read more

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Atarax, (hydroxyzine) Prednisone or Pariet, which can cause low libido? I have VERY low sex drive after taking this medications lately...

Atarax, (hydroxyzine) Prednisone or Pariet, which can cause low libido?  I have VERY low sex drive after taking this medications lately...

Depends on why on th: It could be your underlying medical condition but these meds can interfere with sleep, cause fatigue and could lead to your low libido ...Read more

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Can chlamydia cause low sex drive? I'm a woman and have been experiencing some symptoms (thick white discharge, bleeding after sex, etc.) that lead me to believe I may have chlamydia. Is it possible that low sex drive could also be a symptom?

Can chlamydia cause low sex drive? I'm a woman and have been experiencing some symptoms (thick white discharge, bleeding after sex, etc.) that lead me to believe I may have chlamydia. Is it possible that low sex drive could also be a symptom?

If : If you are having thick white discharge and bleeding after sex then you may very well have a std like chlamydia or even a yeast or bacterial infection. You need to be evaluated by a doctor for testing and treatment. If you do have a std your partner(s) need to be treated as well. Please use condoms to protect yourself against std's.
Chlamydia does not affect your sex drive, but having a thick white discharge and bleeding with sex definitely will.
Please seek care. ...Read more

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Can rough masturbation cause penile nerve damage and symptoms include loss of penile senstivity and feeling low sex drive and libido how to cure this?

Can rough masturbation cause penile nerve damage and symptoms include loss of penile senstivity and feeling low sex drive and libido how to cure this?

Rough masturbation: Rough-housing an organ, so delicate, useful and architecturally perfect for function causes unnecessary pain and swelling only. Such a pity to disrespect something that if treated with tender circumspection, could deliver a lifetime of contentment! Be kind to your penis! You will need it every day of your life, I promise! :-))) ...Read more

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Can long-term use of Singulair and Levocetirizine (for chronic allergies) cause side effects: liver damage, low sex drive/libido? Can't use sprays.

Can long-term use of Singulair and Levocetirizine (for chronic allergies) cause side effects: liver damage, low sex drive/libido? Can't use sprays.

Not really: But you need to keep the follow up with your doctor, both drugs aren't known for the side effects you noted, Singular may cause liver problems, but not related to long term use rather due to a reaction by some patients even after few doses, rare. If you have chronic allergies, you need an allergist evaluation with regular follow up as you may need different approach, check aaaai.org for an allergist ...Read more

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I'm a woman with a low sex drive. Any hope?

I'm a woman with a low sex drive. Any hope?

Yes, lots!: Evaluation for women w/low libido or sex drive is similar to men. Look at stress (relationship, money, work, family, friends, etc), health (diabetes, high cholesterol/blood pressure, heart disease, menopause (well, that's different)), medications, substance use (tobacco, alcohol & illicit stuff), and finally low testosterone. Assuming everything else checks out, consider a trial of testosterone. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more