What Are the Symptoms of Female Sexual Dysfunction?

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Sexual health issues are a delicate topic for many women, but they’re quite common. Female sexual dysfunction affects roughly 40% of women at some point in their lives. The first step to regaining your sexual health is talking to a qualified physician. Board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh at HEALOR Primary Care in Las Vegas, NV helps patients pinpoint the causes of female sexual dysfunction and helps identify solutions.

 

It's often easier for patients to start a conversation about sexual health with their physician if they know more about potential conditions and causes. Below, we’ll discuss the types of female sexual dysfunction and what causes them.

 

What is female sexual dysfunction?

Female sexual dysfunction is a general term that encompasses a variety of conditions that interfere with a satisfying sex life. These conditions are characterized by symptoms that are persistent and distressing.

 

Sexual dysfunction is increasingly being studied in women now that researchers recognize it’s so common, but little attention was paid in the past to women’s inability to have enjoyable sex.

 

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction in women?

Female sexual dysfunction refers to a variety of symptoms that lead to unenjoyable, painful, or unsatisfying sex or a lack of desire to have sex. This can affect a patient’s relationship and overall quality of life.

 

Symptoms of sexual dysfunction in women include:

  • Vaginal pain or discomfort during intercourse

  • Decreased vaginal lubrication

  • Low or absent libido (a lack of interest in or desire for sex, sometimes referred to as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, or HSDD)

  • Inability to get aroused (sexual arousal is the physiological response to sexual stimuli)

  • Difficult in reaching orgasm (anorgasmia)

 

Patients who experience these symptoms may be reluctant to mention them to a physician. And many physicians are not trained in treating these issues. That’s why it’s crucial to identify a practitioner who is willing and capable of discussing and treating sexual dysfunction in women.

 

Those experiencing vaginal pain, trouble getting aroused, a decreased libido, or difficulty reaching orgasm in the Las Vegas, NV area can contact Dr. Singh and his team at HEALOR Primary Care for a consultation.

What causes sexual dysfunction in women?

The variety of symptoms involved in sexual dysfunctions in women means there are also many causes. These can be physical or psychological in nature.

 

Some medical conditions that contribute to sexual dysfunction include:

  • Alcoholism and drug abuse

  • Bladder issues

  • Diabetes

  • Hormonal imbalance

  • Menopause

  • Sleep disorders

  • Stress, depression, and anxiety

  • Vaginal and other gynecological issues

 

Other factors influencing women’s sexual health include:

  • Age (female sexual dysfunction can occur at any age, but roughly 33% of women aged 40 – 69 years may experience it)

  • Certain medications, such as antidepressants

  • History of sexual abuse or assault

  • Relationship issues

 

Regardless of the root cause of a patient’s sexual dysfunction, Dr. Singh and his team at HEALOR Primary Care are available to help.

 

Talk to a physician about female sexual dysfunction in Las Vegas, NV

The first step toward treating women’s sexual health issues is acknowledging the problem and uncovering the root cause with the help of a knowledgeable physician. Patients in the Las Vegas, NV area can contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raj Singh and the team at HEALOR Primary Care.

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