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Does methadone cause sexual problems?

Does methadone cause sexual problems?

Yes: Chronic use of any opioid medication affects the endocrine system. This leads to depression and sex hormone decreases. Irrespective of any other causes, chronic opioids are enough to shut testosterone production down. This leads to decreased libido as well as ability to perform. The best treatment is an opioid holiday. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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What are the sexual side effects of methadone use?

What are the sexual side effects of methadone use?

Impairment: Methadone, like any narcotic, can cause depression of many psychological and physical responses, including sexual responsiveness. It can therefore cause decreased libido (sex drive), impaired arousal (erectile dysfunction or impaired female arousal) and inhibited orgasm. If you have to use a narcotic medication for a prolonged period and it is affecting your sex life, talk to your dr about options. ...Read more

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58 yr old Methadone pt; enlarged aorta; self reports taking too many "Goody" powders. Could that cause this problem?

58 yr old Methadone pt; enlarged aorta; self reports taking too many "Goody" powders. Could that cause this problem?

It could: these are basically the same as excedrin and contain aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. Too much Aspirin can cause severe stomach upset, heartburn and even bleeding in the stomach, and also potentially increases bleeding time if you have other injuries. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can severely damage the liver, and too much caffeine causes anxiety, insomnia and even heart arrhythmias.Take per package insert only ...Read more

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Me and my boyfriend are trying to conceive, but he is taking methadone will that cause problems with us trying to conceive?

Possibly: Opiates cause infertility by decreasing testosterone in men. If he just started taking the Methadone then fertility will improve some over time. But Methadone does contribute to low testosterone as well as opiates, so it does not help. He needs the methadone. He needs an addiction doctor to help him to not make the Methadone a permanent part of his life. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago.. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago.. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

A : A swollen leg with a history of blood clots is a worrisome combination. You could very well have another clot, and blood clots in the legs can lead to bad complications. You need to be examined for this and have an ultrasound study. Do you have a history of injecting IV drugs into the veins in your legs? That's a great way to damage the veins and put you at risk for leg swelling and/or blood clots. ...Read more

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Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Can back problems cause sexual disfunction?

Usually not directly: --but indirectly due 2 pain experienced during sex can cause things 2 go south. Also some people R very sensitive 2 muscle relaxants & pain medication. ...Read more

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Do severely retarded adolescents cause problems when they become sexual? How is it handled?

Do severely retarded adolescents cause problems when they become sexual? How is it handled?

Depends: Some severely retarded teens may act out in a problematic manner, but many do not. If a teens exhibits sexual acting out, this needs to be managed and controlled just like any other negative behavior any other teen would exhibit. ...Read more

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What are the possible sexual problems caused by hd, and what can be done about them?

What are the possible sexual problems caused by hd, and what can be done about them?

Common: It is very common for people on dialysis to complain of erectile dysfunction and low libido. Many of these are psychological and can be overcome with conselling and medications. Sometimes testosterone levels can be the culprit...It's worth a test. ...Read more

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Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Does epididmitis orchitis cause sexual problems? Erectical dysfunction etc?

Low sperm count: Possibly but not likely. Oligospermia (low sperm count). Can be due to previous testis infection or epididymal scarring from previous infection and inflammation, however most men who have had epididymitis or even orchitis do not subsequently find themselves sub fertile or infertile. See a urologist and have a semen analysis. Ed is definitely not related. ...Read more