Sexual problems in women

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View All. Listen to Holly Thacker, M. Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. These conditions include diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, menopause, chronic diseases such as kidney or liver failure, and alcoholism and drug abuse. In addition, the side effects of certain medications, including some antidepressants drugs, can affect sexual desire and function.

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Evaluation and Treatment

Sexual Problems in Women | Cigna

Most women have symptoms of a sexual problem at one time or another. For some women, the symptoms are ongoing. But your symptoms are only a sexual problem if they bother you or cause problems in your relationship. There is no "normal" level of sexual response because it's different for every woman. You may also find that what is normal at one stage of your life changes at another stage.

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A more recent article on sexual dysfunction in women is available. See related patient information handout on sexual dysfunction in women , written by the author of this article. Related Editorial. Sexual dysfunction includes desire, arousal, orgasmic and sex pain disorders dyspareunia and vaginismus. Primary care physicians must assume a proactive role in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.
FSD is more typical as women age and is a progressive and widespread condition. Common symptoms associated with FSD include diminished vaginal lubrication, pain and discomfort upon intercourse, decreased sense of arousal and difficulty in achieving orgasm. Only a small percentage of women seek medical attention.