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What can cause low sex drive in women?

What can cause low sex drive in women?

Sex drive in F: It can be decreased by organic or psychogenic, organic could be from hypothyroidism, or adrenal gland or pituitary galnd insuffeciency, or estrogen hormone defeciency, psychological from depression or secondary to medication like antidepressive meds as ssri and other medications are culprits too. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Loss Of Sex Drive (Definition)

Loss of sex drive (loss of libido) is a symptom in which a person who used to have sex drive now no longer has interest in relating to other people in a sexual manner. Loss of libido can be caused by emotional trauma, depression, low testosterone, ...Read more


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Can chlamydia cause low sex drive? I'm a woman and have been experiencing some symptoms (thick white discharge, bleeding after sex, etc.) that lead me to believe i may have chlamydia. Is it possible that low sex drive could also be a symptom?

Can chlamydia cause low sex drive? I'm a woman and have been experiencing some symptoms (thick white discharge, bleeding after sex, etc.) that lead me to believe i may have chlamydia. Is it possible that low sex drive could also be a symptom?

If : If you are having thick white discharge and bleeding after sex then you may very well have an std like chlamydia or even a yeast or bacterial infection. You need to be evaluated by a doctor for testing and treatment. If you do have an std your partner(s) need to be treated as well. Please use condoms to protect yourself against std's. Chlamydia does not affect your sex drive, but having a thick white discharge and bleeding with sex definitely will. Please seek care. ...Read more

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I am 40 years old female and have a low sex drive. What causes this and what can I do to improve my sex drive?

I am 40 years old female and have a low sex drive. What causes this and what can I do to improve my sex drive?

Many causes - see dr: There are many causes to low sex drive. It is important to consult with a physician to determine if hormone levels or other factors may be contributing to decreased libido. Certain medications and medical conditions can decrease libido as well as emotional and relational problems. Consider whether low libido has been long term or is relatively recent when relaying information to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have discharge from both nipples when manipulated for 8 yrs. Not pregnant. What could cause my low sex drive? 26 yr old female

Why do I have discharge from both nipples when manipulated for 8 yrs. Not pregnant.  What could cause my low sex drive? 26 yr old female

Prolactin?: You might want to see your doctor about this nipple discharge, and have your serum prolactin level tested. There are some benign growths that can happen in your pituitary gland that cause increased prolactin and milk secretion. Can affect libido also. Please ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are teatments for low sex drive in women?

Libido: Womens sex is mental and physical. Libido is affected by testosterone- yes women produce it. If shaving your legs less probably low testosterone. But your age at 32 shouldn't be this reason. Consider psychological and/or physical. Consult physician or sex therapist. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I would like to know for low sex drive in women if the best doctor is endocrinology or gynecologist?

Hello Dr. I would like to know for low sex drive in women if the best doctor is endocrinology or gynecologist?

Low sex drive: Causes of low sex drive in people are so varied I would start with the Family physician who knows the couple. it can be relative to a high sex drive in the male or unhappiness, fatigue, disease or, G-d forbid, a poor lover. The verdict is still out on the female Viagra (sildenafil). A sex therapist is a fair alternative. Check the Yellow Pages. ...Read more

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How can high prolactin cause low sex drive?

How can  high prolactin cause low sex drive?

Lowers hormones: High levels of prolactin suppresses the hormones combing from the hypothalamus of the brain and pituitary gland that control the testis and ovary. This is in turn lowers the amount of sex hormones that are produced (estrogen and testosterone). In some people, these lower levels reduce sex drive. ...Read more

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Could child sexual abuse cause low sex drive?

Could child sexual abuse cause low sex drive?

Yes it can: Sadly, sexual abuse during childhood can impact on not only sexual drive but also on the person's ability to develop and have healthy adult relationships. Psychotherapy and support groups can help overcome the negative impact of childhood sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Over masturbation cause low sex drive and weak erections? What can I do to fix it please

Over masturbation cause low sex drive and weak erections? What can I do to fix it please

The symptoms you: mention are not caused by masturbation. Please see your doc or a mental health professional for diagnosis and possible treatment. Could be hormones or the jock itch and fever you mention in your history. Peace and good health. ...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


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more