Medical Treatment Options for Women

Medical Treatment Options for Women

FSD (Female Sexual Dysfunction) is a problem that can affect woman of all ages. While it’s usually a physical problem for the majority of men affected, emotional factors seem to be a more common problem for women.

  • A therapist can really help those suffering from FDS to understand what is causing the problem with lack of desire or inability to experience an orgasm.
  • A psychological assessment is usually required to rule out any physical problems.

Therapies for Those with Low Sexual Desire

Viagra – Commonly used sexual stimulant

Viagra Side Effects

  • Medical Treatment Options for WomenHeadache
  • Blurred vision
  • Chronic indigestion
  • Facial flushing
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nausea
  • Eye, nose and throat irritation
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Fainting
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Abnormal vision (seeing a blue-green aura)
  • Blackouts

Herbal Viagra Alternative can be used to heighten ones sexual desire.

Side effects – There are no known side effects for using this type of therapy.

Testosterone therapy is an option you could discuss with your doctor. It seems to have a direct role in sexual desire.


  • Lower levels of high-density lipoprotein
  • Acne
  • Hirsutism
  • Clitorimegaly
  • Voice deepening

Those who should not use this type of therapy

  • Women with breast cancer or those who have previously had breast cancer
  • Uncontrolled hyperlipidemia
  • Liver disease
  • Acne
  • Hirsutism

Estrogen Replacement Therapy is an option for women who are perimenopausal or post-menopausal. This type of therapy can be a good sexual enhancer.

Those at higher risk of experiencing side effects with estrogen replacement therapy include those with any of the following health problems.

  • Vaginal bleeding of unknown cause
  • Chronic disease of the liver
  • History of breast cancer
  • History of uterus cancer
  • History of blood clots in the veins, legs, or lung

Health Risk Increases

  • Heart Attack – 29%
  • Stroke – 41%
  • Breast Cancer – 26%

Physical Related Sexual Conditions

Dyspareunia (Pain during intercourse)


  • Tipped or retroverted uterus – Penetration can cause irritation of the cervix or uterus.
  • Endometriosis – The tissue lining of the uterus may grow outside the uterus causing pain during sex.
  • Infection – Bacterial or yeast infections are very common reasons for pain during intercourse.
  • Lack of estrogen – When a woman reaches menopause vaginal lubrication decreases.
  • Vulvodynia – The vulva may be hypersensitive and be irritated rather easily.
  • Medications – Many medications can cause side effects that may contribute to pain during sex.
  • Physical problems – Scar tissue resulting from surgery
  • Cyst formation on a woman’s ovaries
  • Pelvic floor myalgia – Muscle spasms
  • Emotional issues – Sometimes past issues such as sexual abuse or communication problems in a relationship can translate into sexual difficulties.

Vaginismus (involuntary muscle spasms) 
The muscles around the vaginal opening may contract involuntarily and cause pain. This has no effect on whether or not a woman can be aroused or even climax. She usually has to rely on other ways besides penetration when being intimate.

  • This disorder is usually psychologically related and will require both partners to get couple therapy in order to achieve a normal sex life.