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Should a woman see an endocrinologist for her decreased sex drive?

Should a woman see an endocrinologist for her decreased sex drive?

Start with GYN Dr.: Your gyn dr. Is also a primary care dr. He/she will refer you to an endocrinologist if necessary.

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Is there something that can be prescribed by an endocrinologist to raise libido lost due to a prolactinoma?

Is there something that can be prescribed by an endocrinologist to raise libido lost due to a prolactinoma?

Libido loss is big!: Libido loss and mood disorders are common with hyperprolactinemia.You need x-ray studues, but irrespective of findings most agree that Cabergoline in small doses, 2x per week should be tried first! Your prolactin level should plummet and your libido should normalize. This has been shown with bromocryptine as well, but is less used. Remember, hyperprolactinemia is a cause for infertility!

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Is there an easy way for a premenopausal woman to fix the problem of no sex drive, or decreased drive?

Is there an easy way for a premenopausal woman to fix the problem of no sex drive, or decreased drive?

You need a Dx!: Depending on the causes treatments vary. Hormonal issues include elevated prolactin, a decreased thyroid function, or low testosterone (which must be checked mid-cycle). However, many issues may be psychological. This must be sorted out. In todays 2-working couple homes, women still typically do more household chores and are simply tired!

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Patient: 19 yo white female w/ vaginal odor >2 months, small bumps around the vaginal opening & decreased sex drive. What are the most common dx's?

Patient: 19 yo white female w/ vaginal odor >2 months, small bumps around the vaginal opening & decreased sex drive. What are the most common dx's?

? HPV?: The external lesions of human papilloma virus can present this way & produce a sour smell of vaginal secretions. There are other possibilities but all will require an evaluation for DX & rx.

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20 year old female shows symptoms of irritability, decreased sex drive and mild hand tremors, smoker and have a family history of diabetes.

20 year old female shows symptoms of irritability, decreased sex drive and mild hand tremors, smoker and have a family history of diabetes.

See doctor: There are many causes for irritability, decreased libido and hand tremors. See your pcp for without delay for exam, proper diagnosis and guidance. Cigarettes are harming your health so also ask doc about smoking cessation. Write down your meds, any alcohol/drug/tobacco (details)/caffeine use and current stresses. You're young and deserve good health!

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What could cause a sudden change in sex drive/prfeferences of a woman?

What could cause a sudden change in sex drive/prfeferences of a woman?

Sudden change: Although individuals certainly differ, women are generally very responsive to changes in relationships and the way they're treated outside the bedroom. This often has big effects in the bedroom. Since you don't specify the direction of change (more vs less desire for sexual activity) it's hard to answer more deeply than this. The woman may benefit from discussing these changes with her doctor.

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I'm a woman with a low sex drive. Any hope?

I'm a woman with a low sex drive. Any hope?

Yes, lots!: Evaluation for women w/low libido or sex drive is similar to men. Look at stress (relationship, money, work, family, friends, etc), health (diabetes, high cholesterol/blood pressure, heart disease, menopause (well, that's different)), medications, substance use (tobacco, alcohol & illicit stuff), and finally low testosterone. Assuming everything else checks out, consider a trial of testosterone.

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Which hormone is responsible for a woman's sex drive?

Which hormone is responsible for a woman's sex drive?

Libido: Testosterone is the main hormone that is thought to be responsible for libido. However, if a woman's other hormones (estrogens and progesterone) are out of balance, this too can affect libido. I recommend you seek the advise of a gyn or endocrinologist.

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Is having an intense sex drive normal for a woman?

Is having an intense sex drive normal for a woman?

Yes: People have wildly varying sex drives. It's not normal to use sex like a drug - to avoid life problems, to "numb" oneself to what has happened in the past or what is going on currently, etc. If you are having sex responsibly (using protection, having sex with people who won't hurt you and whom you are not hurting, etc), or if you are not having sex but really want to, that's normal.

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Can a abortion cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Can a abortion cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

It depends BUT: Probably so. Generally speaking, the decision to have an abortion is difficult and often associated with grieving on some level with regard to the loss. Depending on the instrumentation and or pharmacology used during the procedure, there may be chemical, hormonal and physical sequelae which decrease a woman's sex drive. Sex drive thereafter would depend on many factors.

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What ways to increase sex drive for a married 33 year-old woman with 2 children?

Healthy lifestyle: A low sex drive is a common complaint. Things have to be well between you and your spouse. If you are stressed out worrying about the kids or finances, your libido will be low. Sometimes he has to wine and dine you. Flowers! If you love each other and are considerate of each other, and keep your life in balance, a healthy sex life usually happens. Rarely a sexual counselor can be helpful.

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Yes: The ssri antidepressants can cause loss of interest in sex (libido), but often, people who are depressed feel that way even without medication. If it is caused by zoloft, (sertraline) sometimes a different med may be better.

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If an woman married a man 14 years younger will there be a biological problem reg sex drive later to her n hw long cn both te gendrs b sexually active?

If an woman married a man 14 years younger will there be a biological problem reg sex drive later to her n hw long cn both te gendrs b sexually active?

For now, fine: Things might be fine for now, but the woman will age sooner than the man. They can certainly enjoy sex as long as both want to, as dr. Chand says. Other kinds of incompatibilities could still develop, though. Think demi moore and ashton kutcher, maybe. Not all have to go that route, but it happens. Be well.

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I'm a young woman 25 yrs old 3 kids 9, 7, 4 yrs old why don't I have a sex drive its ruining my relationship, making me very self conscious?

I'm a young woman 25 yrs old 3 kids 9, 7, 4 yrs old why don't I have a sex drive its ruining my relationship, making me very self conscious?

Pretty normal 3 kids: While there are certainly other things that may be going on, having 3 children of those ages is pretty stressful, no matter how capable you are, how much your partner helps etc. Most likely more rest, exercise, better diet. All of the things that accompany a healthy lifestyle would improve your libido. And most importantly, don't be self conscious about it...That just makes your stress worse...

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What decreases the sex drive of a woman?

What decreases the sex drive of a woman?

Many factors: Women's' sexuality is linked to how they feel about themselves physically and emotionally. Many factors can affect, this such as age, menopause, weight gain and, other body changes, depression, painful intercourse, and problems in a relationship. Speak to your doctor because there are many avenues of help.

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Will a woman using tamoxifan ever get her sex drive back again?

Will a woman using tamoxifan ever get her sex drive back again?

Yes: O happy the time is limited as to how long you take tamoxifen. Some people also find meditation improves their sex drive.

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Does a woman's sex drive increase or decrease after her first child?

Does a woman's sex drive increase or decrease after her first child?

Either: It can increase, decrease or stay the same. Each person will have a different response to having their first child.

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Can you tell me all about what can cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Can you tell me all about what can cause a decrease in a woman's sex drive?

Decreased libido: Women's sex drive is more linked to the emotional state than man's. .... If you feel like you are not loved, respected, like you are not able to communicate with your partner... Libido is the first to go... Stress and exhaustion also play a big role for women... Take the time to get away with your partner... Stop and truly communicate with one another... Check out marraigetoday. Com. .

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Just wondering if there are any meds capable of bringing a woman's sex drive back up? It used to be healthy but over the yrs has become pretty low...

Just wondering if there are any meds capable of bringing a woman's sex drive back up? It used to be healthy but over the yrs has become pretty low...

Some are: On the horizon. But none have been approved by the FDA. Some natural things to do may help. Exercise. Good 45 min cardio help with natural boost of certain hormones. Also some personal time. Stress free walk or quiet time listening to music. Supplements like ginkgo show some positive effects. Also add some spice behind closed doors. Role playing etc. May add a boost

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Just wondering if there are any meds capable of bringing a woman's sex drive back up? It used to be healthy but over the yrs has become pretty low...

Just wondering if there are any meds capable of bringing a woman's sex drive back up? It used to be healthy but over the yrs has become pretty low...

Meds for lo libido?: Low libido (or sex drive/ interest) can be caused by many factors in both men and women -- including depression, anxiety or an underlying medical condition. Pain can make this worse. Some meds can actually reduce sex drive (methadone). other times, meds may not be directly involved - how is ur relationship? Talk with your doc about the right treatment for you :)

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