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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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

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


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