A low sex drive can interfere with sexual activity and cause problems in relationships. It can be caused due to low sex hormones production, a side effect of some medicines (statins, beta blockers, antipsychotics), depression, stress, sleep deprivation, smoking, alcoholism, and chronic illness like cancer, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.
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I am a 43-year-old male and unable to have sex after two years of gap. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old male. I am unable to have sex after two years of a gap with my partner. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern about your symptoms. According to your complaints, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED). The reason for erectile dysfunction could be the following.The long gap can be a reason which will be getting fine on its own. Continue you... Read Full »
My husband ejaculates early. How to stop him from premature ejaculation?
Query: Hello doctor, My husband and I can not have sex at all. He gets hard but before insertion, he ejaculates, and then he is done for the day. He also has a very low sexual drive. What to do? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. There are many reasons for premature ejaculation. Stressful work like night duties and twenty-four-hour jobs, diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue have an effect on premature ejaculation, long-term medications... Read Full »
I take Viagra and Cialis, but I still have a weak sexual life. Please suggest alternative medications for this issue.
Query: Hello doctor, I feel weak in my sexual life. Therefore, I take tablets Viagra and Cialis before sex. I also take tablet Gonadil F and Evion capsule, but they do not satisfy me. Please suggest alternative medications for this issue. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. The probable causes for your weak sexual life may be erectile dysfunction or performance pressure. Well, as you have tried a lot of medications, now it is time to switch to natural remedies. So I suggest the following.... Read Full »
I am a 30-year-old male with undescended testicle. I have low sex drive and anxiety issues. Please help.
Query: Hi, I am a 30-year-old male with an undescended testicle. My sperm concentration is 3.5 million and have a motility of 50 %. I am facing anxiety issues and a low sex drive. My right testicle is not working. I took HeyForte capsule and Testact tablet for the last five days. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I checked your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have a low sperm count, less semen, and a lot of defective sperm. Have you done any investigation regarding your undescended testicle? I... Read Full »
Will excessive masturbation contribute to erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I am studying in college. I have a habit of masturbation for about five years. Two months ago I got low sexual desire. After few days I got erection dysfunction. But I am able to achieve erection on rubbing my penis, but it does not stay and it goes away. I do not ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your account it is clear that you do have an erection, but it last for a shorter duration only. However, a decreased sexual interest and pleasure can be because of multiple reasons, comm... Read Full »
Do Levosulpiride and Flupenthixol cause low sex drive?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. My weight is 160 pounds. I have been taking L-Pride, Nuanxit, Rabefit, and Rabifast-DSR since last 15 days. After taking these medicines, I am experiencing low sex drive and problem in erection. Do these medicines have something to do with these symptoms? If no, then wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Levosulpiride and Flupenthixol can cause problem with erection. This is the cause of erectile dysfunction in your case. Sildenafil citrate (Viagra) is usually prescribed at a dose of 50 mg three hours before sex. But, it should b... Read Full »
I have taken one shot of Invega 100 mg and Lamictal 200 mg, and feel like I lost my libido. Are there any alternative medicines?
Query: Hello doctor, I have taken one shot of Invega 100 mg and Lamictal 200 mg every day, and it completely killed my sex drive and libido. I am stopping the medication, and I am turing 18 next week. I was searching how to reverse it (other than stopping, that I certainly will), and I found a doctor sayin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are just going to turn 18. So, why did you take injection Invega 100 mg (Paliperidone)? Since when are you taking Lamictal 200 mg (Lamotrigine). What symptoms you had, and for what was it prescribed? Yes, sexual side effects can be due to low dopamine level. You ... Read Full »
Why am I facing a low sexual drive?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. There is a huge problem regarding my sex drive. I have not found the root cause till now. I used to masturbate from 15 years of age but from the last six months, I am watching porn like daily and masturbating once in 2 or 3 days. I usually masturbate by rubbing... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation is normal. It does not cause physical problems or sexual problems. Also, do not give any importance to the advertisement that mentions that masturbation cause health problems or destroys life, and masturbation does not require any treatment. Your problem can ... Read Full »
I have loss of sexual energy and stamina. Do I need medications?
Query: Hello doctor, I am currently facing the problem of total loss in sexual energy and stamina. The body feels very tired and energy-less. Do I have to take some medicine for it? I have been watching lots of porn for years now but have stopped it. There is no stamina left. Is this something serious or I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you need treatment for this but before that, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to find the cause of it. As medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid dysfunction and psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety can cause such sympt... Read Full »
I am very frustrated with my sex life as my husband's sex drive is low compared to mine. What can I do to help him?
Query: Hello doctor, I am becoming very frustrated with my sex life. My husband and I have been married for three years. We did not have sex until marriage. Although, we did many things while we dated that indicated our sex drives were on the same page. My husband is very much an overthinker. He started ge... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Yes, you are right. Every individual is different, so there is a difference in people's sexual desires and needs. Now as you already said, you people discussed it many times, so I want to know, what are the reas... Read Full »