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Can amenorrhea decrease libido?

Can amenorrhea decrease libido?

Correlated, yes: There are various causes of amenorrhea. Many are associated with decreased libido. Mechanisms vary but dysfunction of progesterone, progestin and estrogen are typically involved. If the condition persists month after month, consult your ObGyn. ...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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Can hormone replacement therapy for women cause loss of libido and difficulty achieving orgasm?

Can hormone replacement therapy for women cause loss of libido and difficulty achieving orgasm?

Possible: There are several side effects to hrt, and libido issues are one. Menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms in and of themselves, can wreak havoc on a woman's sex drive/libido and orgasms in general. Discuss with your rx'ing dr. And hopefully adjusting and or changing meds may help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can Fludrocortisone cause decreased libido?

Can Fludrocortisone cause decreased libido?

Yes: Any steroids can have effects on libido, specially if used orally, but topical ones are not neutral neither Use them only after consulting. with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Zonisamide cause decreased libido?

Can Zonisamide cause decreased libido?

Possibly: Decreased libido can have a variety of causes and certainly some of the side effects of zonisamide, such as sedation, depression, and agitation, can contribute to a decreased libido. If this persists and becomes problematic, please speak wot your prescribing physician about an alternative medication. ...Read more

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What other conditions could cause erection problems, low libido, loss of penis sensation even with avg. Testosterone count - 450 ng/dl?29 yrs male

Dr. Samuel Lee Dr. Lee
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What other conditions could cause erection problems, low libido, loss of penis sensation even with avg. Testosterone count - 450 ng/dl?29 yrs male

Organic impotence : Erectile dysfunction can be categorized into two types: organic and psychogenic. 90% of erectile dysfunction fall into to the organic category and are treated with medications and/or surgeries. One of the most common causes of organic impotence his diabetes, use of variety of medications and neurological diseases. Hypotestosteronism can be treated w androgen supplements . ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem cause decreased libido?

Can Diltiazem cause decreased libido?

Not likely : Almost any drug can cause almost any side effect. But clinical experience & data collection tell us which side effects are common, or uncommon. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker which relaxes the walls of blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It also has effects on heart rhythm. Erectile dysfunction is possible, although in some studies the drug had no effect or even improved erections. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
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Does thyroid problem in women and men cause impotence?

Yes to both: Thyroid dysfunction --- either too much thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) --- can disrupt the male or female reproductive system by causing changes in sex hormones as well as prolactin. Alterations in sex hormones (testosterone in men, and estrogen in women) and prolactin, can in turn, lead to sexual dysfunction, including abnormal periods, and sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Normal testosterone, high estrogen but low sex drive and having erection problems ?

Normal testosterone, high estrogen but low sex drive and having erection problems 

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Erections: At your age this is an issue that needs very good care. Your best option would be to get an appointment to see an Endocrinologist. Please let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Can mild/moderate anemia(iron deficiency) cause erectile/low libido problems in men?

Can mild/moderate anemia(iron deficiency) cause erectile/low libido problems in men?

Not typically: Erectile dysfunction (ED) comes from any thing that can impair the blood vessels to relax appropriately. This includes medications, as well as chronic diseases like diabetes. ED is often an early indication of cardiovascular disease. Anemia would cause a decrease in oxygenation which in combination with above mentioned causes may be enough to trigger ED. ...Read more

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Could tubal ligation cause lack of interest in sex?

Could tubal ligation cause lack of interest in sex?

No--some male report: Many couples are concerned regarding the impact of sterilization on “sexual interest” (libido). A crest study determined that 80% of the 4576 women studied reported no change in sexual interest or sexual pleasure following tubal sterilization. Of the remaining women who noted a change, the majority reported positive sexual effects in interest and pleasure.47 similarly, no reportedf male effects. ...Read more

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Can "too frequent" masturbation and PORN watch - temporarily cause psychological loss of libido for men or altered perception about sex?

Can "too frequent" masturbation and PORN watch - temporarily cause psychological loss of libido for men or altered perception about sex?

Masturbation+porn: hello aa30~ it depends who you ask. The Church ~ definitely. ME: no ! But you must ask yourself why you are doing this. An over-preoccupation with anything (even Bingo!) makes in-roads into your social life causing isolation. In essence porn and masturbation cause no harm to anything, but it does take over huge chunks of time out of your life that could be more meaningfully spent in the sunshine. ...Read more

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What causes sexual inhibition in men vs women?

What causes sexual inhibition in men vs women?

A number of things: It may be caused by a person's upbringing and the values or parenting style of the mother and father. Emotional or sexual abuse or other life experiences may also cause inhibition. Someone who is interested in overcoming sexual inhibitions may find it helpful to see a counselor or therapist who specializes in that area. ...Read more

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Issues with lack of pleasure during sex?

Issues with lack of pleasure during sex?

Which?: It is ok to be shy. The psychiatrist with whom you make an app't. Will be very understanding. Yes, I do think this is a good place to start. And when? Good, you deserve it. ...Read more

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Does women have more strong sexual feelings and satisfaction level is alo high of women compare to men sexual feeling & satisfaction?

Does women have more strong sexual feelings and satisfaction level is alo high of women compare to men sexual feeling & satisfaction?

Libido: Libido will vary from person to person, in both men and women.High or low levels of sex drive, libido, is affected by levels of testosterone, in part. Adolescent and young adult males have very high levels of testosterone, in general, and may show a higher sex drive. This may change over time . These are general trends subject to inter-individual variability ...Read more

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Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Do men have depression less frequently than women because of higher testosterone levels? I've read low testosterone can cause depression?

Not only T: testosterone is part of it. Makes man active, leaders often and looking forward to work or create. Women do too, but depression is more likely for many reasons., not only lower T. ...Read more

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Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Dr. James Chu Dr. Chu
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Do thyroid problems in men cause impotence?

Possibly: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can cause erectile dysfunction (impotence). The condition of low thyroid levels (hypothyroidism) is more likely to do so. Furthermore, untreated hypothyroidism can lead to high prolactin levels, that may additionally contribute to sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can monthly periods increase ones apetite?

Can monthly periods increase ones apetite?

For some it does.: Some women crave carbs or chocolate. For other women, appetite is diminished. ...Read more

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Loss Of Sex Drive (Definition)

This is the patient who has a decrease interest in having sexual intercourse; reasons for this can be either ...Read more