Symptoms of sexual problems in women

Symptoms of sexual problems in women

The symptoms of sexual problems in women can manifest in different ways and it is important to be aware of them so that you can seek help. Different symptoms depend on the cause of sexual problem.

Female sexual problems can take place at any age of the woman. The sexual problems may develop if the hormones are in the flux for example after having a baby or after the menopause. The sexual concern may also take place when a woman is suffering a major illness like heart, blood vessels or diabetes.  The experience can be classified like female sexual dysfunction when you have the following symptoms.

Symptoms of sexual problems

  1. Low desire to have sex
  2.  Do not maintain arousal during sexual activities
  3.  Not become aroused even if you have desire to have sex
  4.   Do not experience organism
  5.  Pain during sexual intercourse
  6.  Lack of the interest in the sexual contact or sexual fantasies.

Other symptoms may include lack of signs that you are physically aroused but there is less vaginal lubrication, erection of nipples and clitoris, no swelling of labia even when there is adequate sexual stimulation.  Painful spasm when there is muscle in the vagina, pain when there is vaginal penetration and sensation of pain or burning with the external area or vulva. It is time to call the doctor if you and your partner are not happy because of the sexual dysfunction.

Factors that can lead to the sexual dysfunction.

There are many factors that can lead to the sexual dysfunction and such factors may be interrelated.

Physical conditions

Physical conditions that may lead to sexual problems are headaches, fatigue, pelvic surgery, bowel difficulties and arthritis.  Other problems are caused by the medications like chemotherapy drugs, antihistamines, blood pressures medicines and antidepressants.

Hormonal changes

The hormones that can contribute to the estrogen level after menopause are changes in the sexual responsiveness and genital tissues.  The folds of the skin on the genital area called labia can be thinner and this can expose the clitoris more.  Such increased sensitivity may reduce clitoris sensitivity.

Psychological problems

When someone suffers untreated depression or anxiety, it may contribute to sexual dysfunction with long term stress.  Having worries about becoming pregnant or being a new mother can also lead to such effects. Having long term conflict between the partners may also be a problem.  Religious and cultural problems and issues with the body image may lead to sexual problems. Suffering emotional problems may be a symptom of sexual dysfunction or it can be a cause in itself.

Medical conditions

You are at risk of suffering the symptoms of sexual dysfunction if you have a problem with your heart or blood vessel disease, if you have anxiety or depression if you are suffering neurological condition or if you have a kidney or liver failure.

If you are suffering symptoms of sexual problems for a long period, you have to go to see the doctor.  Remember that a satisfying sex life is an important part of everyone regardless of the age. The treatment can be about treating the underlying condition or lifestyle and therapy. The doctor may also recommend the combinations of all the treatments. Your doctor will request you to do some tests after listening to your symptoms.