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Does Having An Abortion Cause A 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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
I feel very tired most of the time, no matter how much sleep I get. I also have very low sex drive which is not normal for me. What could be the cause?
Is there any anti psychotic med that will unlikely cause weight gain and will not cause low sex drive?
Not likely: Not a psychiatrist, but most psychiatric meds like this have some of these side effects. ...Read more
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
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
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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