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Female Sexual Dysfunction

Female Sexual Dysfunction Causes

Physical, hormonal, and psychosocial factors cause this condition among women. Arthritis, urinary or bowel difficulties, pelvic surgery, fatigue among others is the physical conditions that may cause the dysfunction. Lower estrogen level meanwhile is often cited as a hormonal factor causing said sexual dysfunction. Untreated anxiety or depression meanwhile can diminish sexual responsiveness.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Definition

Sexual dysfunction in women may involve a reduction in sex drive, a strong dislike of sexual activity, difficulty becoming aroused, inability to achieve orgasm, or pain with sexual activity or intercourse.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Diagnosis

Affected individuals need to be forthcoming about their sexual history with the doctor during examination. Some may need a pelvic exam so the doctor can check any physical changes that may be the cause of the diminished sexual enjoyment. Some doctors may also refer patients to a counselor or a therapist if no physical causes are found.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms and Signs

If a woman experiences low or absent sexual desire, cannot maintain an arousal during sexual activity, cannot experience and orgasm, and feels pain during sexual contact, then she is showing symptoms of female sexual dysfunction.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Treatment

Most women with sexual problems usually benefit from a combined treatment approach. Though in some cases, specific medical solutions are given such as the use of vaginal estrogen cream or switching from one antidepressant to another. Nonmedical treatment includes talking or discussing things with sex therapists or counselors. The partner may also be required to attend.

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