Menopause and Sex - Symptoms

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What symptoms have you experienced during menopause that has affected your sexual function (for example, low libido, or painful intercourse)?

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What are some symptoms of menopause that can affect sexual function?

A decrease in estrogen levels is the hallmark of menopause, and this change in hormone level can cause a number of different symptoms. Not all women experience all the characteristic symptoms of menopause, but some women may have more severe symptoms than others. In addition to vaginal dryness and decreased libido, menopause can be associated with other troublesome symptoms that can affect sexual drive and function. Examples of these symptoms include trouble sleeping, hot flashes, headache, mood changes, stress, anxiety, and bladder control problems. These symptoms alone are sufficient to affect sexual function in some women.

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Comment from: deb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have an increase in my libido. I want to be intimate with my partner every day but he is happy with twice a month.

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Comment from: darla, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

Burning sensation at vaginal opening during sexual intercourse. I went through menopause 10 years ago, but only last year or so has intercourse been so painful.

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