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What is the definition or description of: Change in desire for sex?

What is the definition or description of: Change in desire for sex?

Libido: is a measure of sexual desire. If that increases or decreases to the degree that it interferes w/relationships or personal comfort level it needs to be evaluated. Start by seeing your family doc. If medical conditions ruled out, consider seeing a licensed sex therapist or mental health pro. Peace and good health. Sexuality is more inclusive than having sex. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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3 wks off of birth control. Unprotected sex May 14 and June 1st. Have noticed an increase in vaginal dc and higher libido, pregnancy or bc related?

3 wks off of birth control. Unprotected sex May 14 and June 1st. Have noticed an increase in vaginal dc and higher libido, pregnancy or bc related?

NO guessing: Physicians will never guess about diagnosing pregnancy. And you do not need a physician to tell you that sperm in the vagina causes pregnancy. Libido changes and vaginal discharge do not in any way represent being pregnant or not being pregnant. ...Read more

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My wife has is going through a severe loss of libido during pregnancy, is it normal? What can we do to help her?

My wife has is going through a severe loss of libido during pregnancy, is it normal? What can we do to help her?

Being pregnant: Your wife's body is going through many changes which can affect her libido. You don't say how far along she is. In early pregnancy some women experience an increase of sexual desire, and others do not. Some have a lot of nausea, vomiting, and continual tiredness. Some women want more comfort and cuddling than intercourse. If you love her, be with her in ways that show your empathy and care. ...Read more

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Does libido increase or decrease in early pregnancy....Trying to concieve?

Does libido increase or decrease in early pregnancy....Trying to concieve?

Could go either way: Libido is complex. It is affected by hormones, stress levels, emotional intimacy and many many other things. The only way to definitely tell if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Hi, on average, how long does menopause last? Also, what can I do about menopause causing no libido :-(thank you!marie

Hi, on average, how long does menopause last? Also, what can I do about menopause causing no libido :-(thank you!marie

Menopause Is Forever: In menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Cyclic bhrt can help, libido included. ...Read more

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Hi, I ws usng Rexipra 10 for last 10 days, saw decreased in Libido, stped taking it. How long before side effects goes away?

Hi, I ws usng Rexipra 10 for last 10 days, saw decreased in Libido, stped taking it.  How long before side effects goes away?

5 - 10 days at most: You have experienced one the most common side effects of this medication that is usually used for treatment of depression. In some patients who need this medication, this side effect will fade away after a couple weeks, so if you and your doctor think this is important for your mental health, you might try it a little longer to see if yours will be only temporary. ...Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D for the last 4 years,My libido is non existent.Could you tell me what drug will not affect sex drive. Thanks?

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for G A D for the last 4 years,My libido is non existent.Could you tell me what drug will not affect sex drive. Thanks?

Lack of Libido: I understand your distress of lack of libido. Thank you for informing about Headache, Anxiety and taking Diazepam . It seems that you do not have depression requiring Lexapro (escitalopram). Antidepressants with the lowest rate of sexual side effects include: Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Mirtazapine (Remeron) Vilazodone (Viibryd) Discuss with Psychiatrist about Diagnosis, gradual withdrawal of Lexapro (escitalopram); Relaxation,yoga ...Read more

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When birth control affects libido, is the change usually long-lasting or does it subside after a few months?

When birth control affects libido, is the change usually long-lasting or does it subside after a few months?

Usually improves: Although there is a notable decrease in libido which accompanies the use of oral contraceptive medications, this is usually a result of the medication itself, and will resolve within a few months after stopping the medication. If it persists, discuss with your OB/GYN for additional recommendations and guidance. ...Read more

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Been on Avodart for years/stopped last month for libido improvement. How long before prostate starts growing again and PSA rises?

Been on Avodart for years/stopped last month for libido improvement. How long before prostate starts growing again and PSA rises?

Uncertain, but...: Known to us, no drug is free of potential adverse effects for some. If in doubt, stop its use , wait, & see with uncertain pace of recovery, which could be 3-6 months or longer or never since irreversible physical changes may occur over years in attesting life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. More? To http://formefirst.com/NewDrugUse.html, or contact me & I can... ...Read more

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Been off 50mg of Zoloft for 2 mos now, was on it for 6 and I still have no libido and have an inability to get an erection... how long can this last?

Been off 50mg of Zoloft for 2 mos now, was on it for 6 and I still have no libido and have an inability to get an erection... how long can this last?

Effect of Zoloft?: I would not think that Zoloft would still be having any sort of effect in your system two months after stopping it. I would entertain other possibilities for your symptoms at this point. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my libido to go back to normal after masturbation? I wanna have sex but I want my libido to build up back.

How long does it take for my libido to go back to normal after masturbation? I wanna have sex but I want my libido to build up back.

Beats me: I'm afraid that libido is a purely subjective sensation, like pain or hunger. There is no such thing as a libidometer. The only person who can know how long it takes for your libido to go back to normal after masturbation is you. We hold this truth to be self-evident. ...Read more

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For the last two years unable to experience sexual arousal or a desire for sex.Not on any meds except for 100 mgs/day of lamictal. 23 yr old female.

For the last two years unable to experience sexual arousal or a desire for sex.Not on any meds except for 100 mgs/day of lamictal. 23 yr old female.

Lamictal & libido: In clinical studies, Lamictal was associated with decreased libido in a very small percentage (.1 - 1%) of patients. However, these results are hard to interpret since most were taking other medications besides lamictal. I would wonder about other reasons for your decreased interest in sex -- such as depression, perhaps. Please discuss this with your doctor so possible causes can be explored. ...Read more

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Husband off risperdone 4mg for 2mth now and being taken off seroquel (quetiapine) slowly now after both off his body how long to get back his sex drive and libido?

Husband off risperdone 4mg for 2mth now and being taken off seroquel (quetiapine) slowly now after both off his body how long to get back his sex drive and libido?

As above: Unfortunately many psychotropic medication. Can have negative effect on sex drive , we take them because we need them . Let him discuss this issue with his psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best and healthiest way to heighten a woman's libido if she has a low sex drive to allow her to want sex more often? Low sex drive for as long as she can remember, even when first being sexually active. 27 years old. She wants a higher sex d

What is the best and healthiest way to heighten a woman's libido if she has a low sex drive to allow her to want sex more often? Low sex drive for as long as she can remember, even when first being sexually active.  27 years old.  She wants a higher sex d

The : The short answer would be to visit an endocrinologist. There has been some success with low dose testosterone therapy in women with low sex drives. Don't forget conditions such as depression, stress, and fatigue can contribute to this problem and need to be addressed if present. The person in question should also schedule a complete history and physical to help determine if there are other issues causing or contributing to this problem. Good luck! ...Read more

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My girlfriend started nuvaring, how long will the menopause-like symptoms last for? Spotting, hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido

My girlfriend started nuvaring, how long will the menopause-like symptoms last for? Spotting, hot flashes, mood swings, decreased libido

2-3 months: These symptoms typically resolve with the first 2-3 cycles of any combination (estrogen and progesterone containing) hormonal birth control. This includes the pill and Nuvaring. If they persist she should talk to her doctor again about maybe changing formulations. ...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

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