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Sexual Health

The physical, mental, and social well-being of one's sexuality comes under sexual health. It includes prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and dysfunction, and education about safe sex.

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Can excessive masturbation lead to sexual disorders?

Query: Hi doctor, I often read health articles and queries related to male sexual disorder on the internet which makes me depressed. The reason behind reading such article is that I have done excess masturbation in the past and I think that I am suffering from a sexual disorder like leakage of precum after...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to tell you that masturbation is a safe and healthy habit. Masturbation does not cause any effects on health whether mental or physical. It is not the reason for premature ejaculation. Masturbation does not result ...  Read Full »

I have difficulty achieving erection. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old experiencing challenges related to sexual function. I have difficulty achieving erection during sexual activity. Please help. Thank you in advance.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on your complaints, it appears that you may be dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED), a medical condition characterized by the consistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sex...  Read Full »

I have pain only during a sexual intercourse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month, it has been painful for about the first minute or two of sexual intercourse and it is also painful to take out my tampon. It is painful and I guess kind of feel like a cut on the inside. Should I see a gynecologist about this or is there anything I can do on my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have dysmenorrhea. Take capsule Meftal spas (Mefenamic acid and Dicyclomine) when you have pain. Take light food during that period.   Read Full »

I often masturbate, which exhausts me. Please assist..

Query: Hello doctor, I have a habit of masturbation, which has created problems for me. I get tired easily, and I am also experiencing premature ejaculation. Please give me a solution to my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Masturbation is completely normal and good practice if done in moderation. The following are the benefits of masturbation. 1. It helps to relieve stress. 2. Boosts mood. 3. Improves sleep. 4. Helps to prevent de...  Read Full »

Please explain how regular exercise can positively impact libido.

Query: Hi doctor, I am interested in ways to enhance intimacy in my relationship. Can you provide insights into how regular exercise might positively impact libido and overall sexual health? Additionally, are there specific types of exercises or lifestyle changes that could be incorporated to promote a hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I can understand your concern. Regular exercise can have a significant impact on both libido and overall sexual health. Exercise improves blood circulation throughout the body, including the genital area. This increased blood flow can enhance arousal and sexual respons...  Read Full »

Why did I have severe pain when I tried to have sex after a gap of six months?

Query: Hi doctor, Myself and my husband did not have sex for more than six months. Before few days, we tried to have sex. My vagina got hurt. He did not ejaculate inside. On the next day, I started to have a brown discharge and small tiny blood clots ranging from red to brown came out from my vagina with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mishra Keeranmayee Mihirkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from a dry vagina. It occurs due to some reasons. Please mention whether you had pain in your vagina in your previous cycles. Please mention in detail about your periods. Please mention the amount of bleeding present in your periods. Please mention whe...  Read Full »

I have had low libido and erectile dysfunction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male have symptoms of failing to initiate or maintain an erection in the past three months. I also have low libido. I have no comorbid conditions, and I am not on any medicines. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Low libido has many reasons, such as: Urine infections. Diabetes and hypertension. Hormonal disturbances. Obesity. Can be due to vitamin deficiency. High cholesterol. Chronic disease or on any chronic medication. Anxiety can also...  Read Full »

I cannot maintain an erection during sex with my partner. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I cannot maintain an erection during sex with my partner. I think I could not satisfy my partner.Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern about your symptoms. According to your complaints, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED). Reasons for erectile dysfunction include: Stress, work, or family-related duties. Depression. Varicocele. Fear of failur...  Read Full »

Having painful sex six weeks postpartum and cervix closed too soon. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, Having painful sex six weeks postpartum and five weeks after my obgyn had to suction blood out of my uterus because my cervix closed too soon. Wondering if this is normal or if I should set up an appointment to be checked out. I am female, 23 years old. I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is normal, sometimes body takes a little longer time to heal especially if there was instrumentation being done with the uterus. If you do not have any pain otherwise or any never, discharge or excessive bleeding then you do not have to worry. It is just that...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain with heavy bleeding during or after sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain and sometimes heavy bleeding during or after sex and I can only do certain positions where I can tolerate the pain. I have already been tested and I am negative for STDs. I also have really heavy periods to the point that I cannot wear tampons because they do not work. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to get a pap smear test and a per speculum examination done to rule out cervical erosions or cervicitis which are the most common cause of post-coital bleeding in reproductive age group women. The element of infection present can cause pain during menses and...  Read Full »

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