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Discussing sexual dysfunction symptoms with your Chicago physician can lead to proper care

Sexual dysfunction is not a topic that women – or men – are particularly excited to talk about. There are a number of conditions, however, that fall into this general condition and both men and women are affected when they or a partner develop one of them. Common complaints made by women include painful intercourse and lack of desire. We meet with patients of a wide age range in our Chicago Gynecology practice, and understand the devastating effects any dysfunctional condition can have on a person’s sense of confidence and quality of life.

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Discussing sexual dysfunction symptoms with your Chicago physician can lead to proper care

What may cause sexual dysfunction

Research indicates that sexual dysfunction may be associated with the aging process. Underlying causes, however, are quite varied and may affect a woman of any age. In some cases, it may not be possible to identify a direct cause. Through discussion and diagnostic testing, sexual dysfunction may be linked to one of the following causes:

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or some type of cardiovascular disease
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Stress
  • Menopause
  • Side effects of medication
  • Relationship issues
  • Lack of foreplay

What to look for in sexual dysfunction symptoms

Some of the symptoms that may send a woman to our Chicago practice include:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Difficulty achieving climax
  • Low libido, lack of desire
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Frequent urinary tract problems

It can be difficult to bring up issues such as these, even with a partner. One may not know exactly where to turn or even if there is help that will lead them to a better state of sexual health.

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates , patients have a team to whom they can turn when facing problematic conditions. With your gynecologist, you can feel comfortable knowing that sexual dysfunction is a common problem for which solutions are available. There are several diagnostic tests that may be performed to help us find the source of sexual dysfunction, such as measuring hormone levels. When we gain insight into the possible causes of sexual dysfunction, we can design a treatment plan focused on results.

Contact Northwestern Women’s Health Associates today to schedule your consultation with an extensively trained women’s health physician.


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