Female sexual dysfunction can put a strain on health and relationships.
What is female sexual dysfunction (FSD)?
Do you think you could be experiencing female sexual dysfunction? If so, you are not alone. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in women over 40. It is estimated that up to 40% of women suffer from some form of female sexual dysfunction.
Female sexual dysfunction can be a very frustrating and difficult problem to deal with. This is not only an issue experienced by women, men can also suffer from male sexual dysfunction, such as erectile dysfunction.
Women seeking medical guidance and treatment options for female sexual dysfunction in Orange, Parkes and Bathurst and surrounding areas can contact Lotus Medics for expert care and support.
Female sexual dysfunction is a medical condition that affects a woman’s ability to have satisfying sexual intercourse. It can be a problem in one or more of the following categories:
- Desire disorders: a lack of sexual desire or interest in sex.
- Arousal disorders: an inability to become physically aroused or excited during sexual activity.
- Orgasm disorders: a delay or absence of orgasm (climax).
- Sexual pain or pain disorders: pain experienced during sexual intercourse.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of female sexual dysfunction vary depending on the type of FSD. They can include:
- vaginal dryness
- loss of sexual desire or interest in sex
- difficulty or inability to become aroused
- difficulty or inability to reach orgasm
- experiencing pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
In addition to the physical symptoms, many women with FSD also experience psychological symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and stress. These symptoms can often be the cause of physical symptoms and can make them worse.
Cause of female sexual dysfunction
Enjoying satisfying sex involves not just the body, but also the mind, emotions, health, beliefs, and feelings toward yourself and your partner. There are many possible causes of female sexual dysfunction.
These include physical, psychological, and social factors:
- Physical causes can include medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and hormonal imbalances.
- Psychological causes can include stress, anxiety, and depression.
- Social factors can include relationship problems and lack of communication.
Menopausal women may also experience problems with low libido.
FSD can be caused by physical, emotional, mental or social reasons.
Different types of treatments available
for female sexual dysfunction
The treatment for female sexual dysfunction depends on the underlying cause.
If the cause is:
- Physical, such as having low estrogen, treatment may involve medication such as hormone therapy or topical cream. Surgery may also be an option.
- Psychological treatment may involve therapy and managing stress.
- Social treatment may involve communication and relationship counselling.
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for FSD, and the best course of treatment will vary from woman to woman.
Healthcare professionals can help women to identify the underlying cause of their sexual dysfunction and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs. If you are experiencing any difficulties with your sexual function, we encourage you to contact Lotus Medics about your options.
Hormones play a big role in determining how to treat FSD.
Cost of FSD treatment
For a detailed quotation on the cost of FSD treatment, at our Orange, Parkes and Bathurst practices, we recommend booking a consultation with us at your nearest Lotus Medics branch, and we will conduct a thorough examination at your initial consultation and establish the best way forward.
How can Lotus
Lotus Medics offer compassionate and supportive care for women experiencing such a difficult condition that has the potential to affect not only their life and well-being but their relationship as well.
We understand our patients are unique and we do the utmost to offer a customised service to all our patients. We have extensive experience and knowledge in helping women with FSD, and are committed to helping them regain their health, and sexual function, and once again enjoy their sex life.
Dr Sachin Kotasthane has the skills and experience to assist women suffering from female sexual dysfunction.
Meet Dr Sachin Kotasthane our lead doctor
Dr Sachin Kotasthane our lead doctor, has a wealth of knowledge and experience treating numerous women suffering from female sexual dysfunction. He is an experienced Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who trained in the UK across various specialised skills, including advanced Laparoscopy, Urogynaecology, Pelvic Ultrasound, High-risk Obstetrics and Menopause Management.
Dr Kotasthane has previously worked as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Glasgow. He now lives and practices in Orange NSW, where he offers comprehensive women’s health advice, services and procedures.
Female sexual dysfunction
disorder treatment locations
We are conveniently located at the following physical locations. Please contact us to book an appointment at the practice closest to you.
Bathurst Specialist Centre
Frequently Asked Questions
If you require further details on female sexual dysfunction disorder, please read our most frequently asked questions.
Should you have more questions here after please feel free to contact us for more information.
In most cases female sexual dysfunction is treatable. It is mostly experienced due to an underlying cause such as hormonal changes. Once the cause is treated typically the sexual function is restored.
Female sexual dysfunction is caused by other conditions such as a medical condition, ageing or changes in hormones. If the underlying cause is cured the FSD is typically also cured.
FSD is quite a common condition among women with almost half having experienced it at some point in their lives.
FSD is most commonly experienced in women in their 40s, but can affect women even younger should they be experiencing severe hormonal or health issues.
Medicare will cover certain treatment options, whether fully or partially. It will be mostly dependent on the specific treatment path chosen. It will be best to discuss this directly with your doctor and Medicare for confirmation on costs.
A full medical examination will be conducted by your doctors, including disclosing your medical history and family history. Tests may need to be conducted to determine hormone levels and scans to observe internal issues. Once your doctor has more insight into your condition a diagnosis can be made.
Yes, men can also suffer from what’s referred to as male sexual dysfunction. It is more common in older men, who typically lose interest in sex and are affected by erectile or ejaculation dysfunction. Men can undergo testosterone therapy to assist with changes in hormones that may be causing this.
PLEASE NOTE: This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor. A second opinion is also encouraged.