Low Libido

The decreased interest in sexual activity in both men and women is called low libido. Usually, there is a decrease in sexual desires as the person ages, and it is also normal to lose interest from time to time. But low libido due to an underlying illness like low production of sex hormones, sexual diseases, etc., is not healthy.

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Is tablet Paroxetine an over-the-counter drug?

Query: Hello doctor,I am prescribed to take Paroxetine 12.5 mg for my anxiety disorder and depression. I want to clarify and confirm the following things;1) Should I have to take it daily?2) How long should I take the drug?3) Is Paroxetine available over-the-counter?4) I take L-Citrulline 3 g one hour befo...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. A lot of male have premature ejaculation due to anxiety. And anticipation further worsen the problem of premature ejaculation. You have tried Tadalafil for your erectile dysfunction and Dapoxetine 60 mg for premature eja...  Read Full »

Is erectile dysfunction a common side effect of tablet Finasteride?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Finasteride 5 mg per day for more than a year, and now, I have started getting side effects like low libido, erectile dysfunction, and excess abdominal fat. I did not get a complete blood investigation. I just did a test to check the hormonal profile, and the resu...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Low libido can happen with Finasteride. You must be aware that some people report sexual symptoms even after stopping Finasteride. The rise in estradiol is surprising, and it may or may not be due to Finasteride. The other changes in SHBG (sex hormone bindin...  Read Full »

Will forceful stopping of sexual activity cause low libido?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one month, suddenly, my libido has decreased drastically. Two months back, I started doing some regular exercise, and that is why I forcibly tried to keep myself away from all those sexual content on the internet. At that time or before that, I was completely normal. But aft...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Low libido has many reasons: 1) Infections can be due to urine or prostate infection (can do urine complete an ultrasound pelvis to diagnose). 2) Diabetes or hypertension, make sure blood pressure and blood sugar are under control. If already on medication, share medi...  Read Full »

What medical conditions are responsible for erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male doctor. I am moderately obese, but I do weight losing activities like gym and yoga. I can maintain an erection during masturbation but not during sex with my wife. There was no problem two months ago, but now I am having this issue. I used to masturbate three time...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of erection problems are many, including medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, thyroid hormones or testosterone, and prolactin disturbance. So, get these investigations done to rule out these conditions. Secondly, psychological problems such as depr...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for reduced libido in both men and women?

Query: Hi doctor, I was married eight years ago, but after two years, for some cause, we were separated. I was in touch with my wife, but we had no sex after that. My wife faced ectopic pregnancy, and her one tube was partially removed during that time. Afterward, she is not interested in sex. Three years...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think she has lost interest due to any physical issue. If you have doubts, then you can go for hormonal tests. It would be best to get her checked for serum estrogen, progesterone, LH (luteinizing hormone), FSH (follicular stimulating hormone). Both of you sepa...  Read Full »

What are the causes of decreased libido in women?

Query: Hi doctor, Ever since I got married, I had no feeling during the foreplay, and my vagina is too tight, and my husband cannot insert the penis into the vagina. The vagina is not getting opened completely, and also vagina width is small, and my intercourse feelings are entirely zero. I Had chest pain...  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to ask a few questions: 1) Do you have a lot of pain during penetration? 2) Do you have any other congenital conditions? You said chest pain since childhood 3) Are you using any medication for any medical condition? Get back to me with the details for further fo...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from low libido and erection problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, and I am suffering from low libido and erection problems. Currently, I am taking ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha, Gokhru, and Shatavari. I am attaching my reports of free testosterone and estradiol for your reference. Kindly guide and advise. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your test reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) appear normal. Sometimes, loss of libido and erectile dysfunction are purely psychological. Destressing by talking to a psychiatrist or a psychologist helps. Yoga and meditation help as wel...  Read Full »

My libido got reduced after my wedding. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Before my marriage, my libido was very high. But, my libido has reduced after the wedding. It has been only one month since my wedding. Please suggest some medicines to overcome it.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. I like to inform you that if there is some stress, then libido comes down. We all are aware that marriage itself brings lots of responsibility and stress, which could be the reason for your low libido. The second important t...  Read Full »

Does testosterone have fluctuations in a day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old male and I have two children. I am suffering from loss of libido and erection problems for the past six months. Is it good to do a testosterone test in the afternoon? Recently, I had a testosterone level of 2.08 ng/mL when I tested it in the afternoon. At the previous t...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from loss of libido and erection problems for the past six months. Testosterone levels can show fluctuation throughout the year or month or even in a day. Testosterone reaches a peak value around ...  Read Full »

Is there any natural way to treat low libido?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low libido for a few years now, and I finally went to a doctor to get a checkup done. The testosterone level was 278 ng/dL, hemoglobin was 12.3 g/dL (thalassemia minor carrier), and hematocrit was 40.5%. The doctor has prescribed 50 mg Clomiphene citrate daily for three months be...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns about low libido. First of all, I like to inform you that rather than total testosterone free testosterone is a more reliable test to determine the adequacy of male sex hormone (testosterone). Secondly, stress mana...  Read Full »

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