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What causes a loss of sex drive in pregnancy?

What causes a loss of sex drive in pregnancy?

Different factors: There are different factors. Psychological, hormonal, situational.Indeed some women experience an increase sexual drive. Each body reacts differently to same stress factors. ...Read more

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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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Is low sex drive normal during pregnancy? This is severely hurting my relationship for him and me. Very stressful

Is low sex drive normal during pregnancy? This is severely hurting my relationship for him and me. Very stressful

Lots of changes: Hormones fluctuate widely during pregnancy. Some women find their libido has greatly increased, where others it greatly decreases. This can also happen if you have severe "morning sickness" - it's kind of hard to be in the mood if you're feeling nauseated and throwing up all the time. Long and the short, it takes an adjustment. Take more time with each other, more romance. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things i had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Can stress be the cause of me feeling tired, losing interest of things i had a lot of interest in, low sex drive, sadness, and loss of motivation?

Stress & depression: You list here several of the main symptoms of major depressive disorder. Life stresses can certainly trigger depressive episodes -- but you also need to see your primary care doctor to investigate for any other illnesses that can look like depression, but aren't. Depression is certainly treatable with a combination of psychotherapy and possibly medications if necessary. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can rough masturbation cause penile nerve damage and symptoms include loss of penile senstivity and feeling low sex drive and libido how to cure this?

Can rough masturbation cause penile nerve damage and symptoms include loss of penile senstivity and feeling low sex drive and libido how to cure this?

Rough masturbation: NazirM ~ rough -housing an organ, so delicate, useful and architecturally perfect for function causes unnecessary pain and swelling only. Such a pity to disrespect something that if treated with tender circumspection, could possibly deliver a life time of contentment! Be kind to your penis! You will need it every day of your life, I promise ! :-))) ...Read more

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Female. Had high libido between 16-18 y/o. I'm 19 now & I loss my libido. What happened to me? Is it abnormal to have low sex drive as a teen?

Female. Had high libido between 16-18 y/o. I'm 19 now & I loss my libido. What happened to me? Is it abnormal to have low sex drive as a teen?

Could be due to: age, your partner or just normal aging process. Getting older and maturing might be calming you down. Its very hard to say. People's idea of low and high vary too. What is high for you sex every night? and low is now sex once a week, which might be perfectly normal. Try not to panic and accept yourself for who you are and find a partner who does too. Good luck. See a counselor for information ide ...Read more

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Using mirena (levonorgestrel). Noticed no period in 45 days, bad acne. Low sex drive, & agitation, some loss of hair. Should i see my doctor or is this normal?

Check with Doctor: I have seen many patients that develop acne after starting with mirena (levonorgestrel). It can be caused by a flux in hormones that occurs with mirena (levonorgestrel). Hormone related acne can be treated with anti-androgenic medications like spironolactone. The other side effects can be associated with mirena (levonorgestrel), but as with any new medication, if you are experiencing adverse side effects, it is best to contact your prescribing dr. ...Read more

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Can dimenhydrinate cause a low sex drive?

Can dimenhydrinate cause a low sex drive?

Maybe: Dramaine, aka dimenhyrinate, can make you feel tired which can lead to low sex drive. It does not directly affect hormones, so any fatigue or loss of sex drive should resolve when you stop taking the medication. ...Read more

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What is the cause and solution low sex drive?

What is the cause and solution low sex drive?

Many of each: There are so many! Talk w/ your Dr and if it's not physical, find a sexually specialized psychotherapist for either solo or couples work. Check the body 1st to be clear about illnesses. ...Read more

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Can fludrocortisone cause a low sex drive?

Can fludrocortisone cause a low sex drive?

No: But the reason one is prescribed this medication may. It is a mineralicorticoid. Although it is a steroid it is not sex steroid and thus would not affect sexual drive. But the conditions we use it to treat (adrenal insufficiency, orthostatic hypotension) may be a reason for low sex drive, esp adrenal insufficiency). Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...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

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