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What can I do to improve my sex drive? What's wrong with me?

By Anonymous August 13, 2012 - 4:33pm
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I'm 20 years old and I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now. We are very much in love and haven't had any problems sexual before. But now we only do it once a month if that. Its not him its me. I'm never really in the mood no matter how much he tries. And the last few times I wanted to but I was dry down there. I've been thru alot within the last year and I also have, I'm not sure how you spell it so I'm going to spell it how it sounds, in-do-meet-tree-o-s. My boyfriend know about all this. We talk about it all the time. He says he understands. But I know he wants to make love and so do I but I just don't feel like it. I don't have any insurance or the the extra money to go see a doctor about any of this. But I feel like its putting a strain on my relationship with my boyfriend. I want it to be like it was or even better. Please help.

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Hello Freckles_7_17,
Endometriosis is usually treated with medications or surgery. The chosen approach depends on the severity of your symptoms and whether you hope to become pregnant.

Over-the-counter pain relievers are recommended initially to help ease menstrual cramps.

Supplemental hormones are sometimes effective in reducing or eliminating the pain associated with endometriosis. Hormone therapies include birth control pills patches or vaginal rings. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists and antagonists block the production of ovarian-stimulating hormones. This prevents menstruation and dramatically lowers estrogen levels, thus causing endometrial implants to shrink.

Danazol is another drug that works the same way but additionally suppresses the growth of the endometrium.

Conservative surgery removes endometrial growth, scar tissue and adhesions without removing your reproductive organs. This procedure can be done laparoscopically.

Discuss treatment options with your gynecologist and together, find the best one for you.


August 14, 2012 - 4:47pm

I tend to experience pain after sex but not always. How do you go about treating endometriosis?

August 13, 2012 - 5:49pm

Hello Anonymous,

Some women with endometriosis experience pain during or after sex. Have you experienced this? If so, that can impact your desire to have sex.

The other symptoms associated with endometriosis, such as fatigue, very painful menstrual cramps, painful bowel movements or painful urination during menstrual periods, can take a toll on your energy and well being. This can also impact your libido.

Treatment for endometriosis can relieve your symptoms and may make you feel more interested in sex.


August 13, 2012 - 4:48pm
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