Women Sexual Dysfunction

North Florida Urology Associates

Urologists located in Gainesville, FL & Ocala, FL

If you have a decreased libido or if sexual intercourse has become painful, you may be living with a women’s sexual dysfunction issue that’s potentially interfering with your physical and emotional well-being, as well as your relationship. At North Florida Urology Associates, with offices in Gainesville, Ocala, The Villages, and Palatka, Florida, Perinchery Narayan, MD, Matthew Loughlin, MD, and the team of genitourinary specialists offer diagnosis and customized treatment for sexual dysfunction. Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.

Women Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What are the signs of women’s sexual dysfunction?

Sexual activity is an important part of intimate relationships, and when your interest in sex wanes, your overall wellness and your relationship can suffer. Female sexual dysfunction manifests in a variety of symptoms and problems, including:

  • Low libido: A decrease in sexual desire is the most common form of women’s sexual dysfunction and causes a lack of interest in or willingness to participate in sexual activity
  • Sexual arousal disorder: You may be mentally and emotionally prepared for sexual contact, but your body may not respond or become aroused
  • Inability to reach orgasm: You’re consistently unable to reach orgasm after receiving sexual stimulation
  • Sexual pain: You experience vaginal or abdominal pain during intercourse or other penetrative sexual experiences

If you experience any of these issues, make an appointment with one of the physicians at North Florida Urology Associates for diagnosis and treatment to restore and improve your sexual health.

What causes women’s sexual dysfunction?

Women experience sexual dysfunction for a variety of physical, hormonal, and psychological reasons. For example, if you have a health condition like cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, or take certain medications like antidepressants or blood pressure medication, your ability to become aroused and your sexual desire can be affected.

Another common cause of female sexual dysfunction is hormone imbalance. When you approach menopause, you experience estrogen loss, which negatively affects blood flow to your genitals, leading to vaginal atrophy and a slower arousal response time. You can also experience hormonal fluctuations after giving birth, while breastfeeding, or during hormonal treatments for cancer in your reproductive system.

Psychological and social issues like depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues also contribute to low libido and decreased sexual response.

How is female sexual dysfunction treated?

At North Florida Urology Associates, your doctor provides a detailed consultation and exam to identify the cause of your sexual dysfunction. Once they understand the cause of your sexual health issues, they create a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms and underlying condition. While your treatment is unique to you, some of the common procedures and therapies for female sexual dysfunction include:

  • Hormone therapy, including testosterone and estrogen replacement. Testosterone can increase your sex drive and estrogen can restore your vaginal health resolving dryness issues.
  • MonaLisa Touch® laser therapy, which can reverse vaginal atrophy and restore vaginal wellness
  • Lifestyle modifications to improve your overall health and wellness

If you’re concerned about your sexual health and libido, call North Florida Urology Associates or schedule a consultation online today to get expert treatment for sexual dysfunction.