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Menopause causing lack of interest in sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   due to a back injury i have not had sex for a few years. During this time i have gone through menopause. My husband and I are trying to resurrect our sex life but i feel as though my clitoris has shrunk and i have lost some sensation there. I have been told that lack of sex can do this. Anything I can do to improve things? I can still orgasm through masturbation.
User :   hi,
User :   hi Can you answer my question
User :   Masturbation is the best way to sensitize the clitoris
User :   and do it with a gel like KY gelly
User :   anything else? I have been told oestrogen cream
User :   this will enhance the effect of the friction without causing any problems like abrasions
User :   estrogen cream make the clitoris temporarily sensitive
User :   should i see my doctor for advice
User :   yes,
User :   the creams are not much effective
User :   specially after menopause
User :   as the estrogen receptor density will be low
User :   so the more i masturbate or have sex the more things will improve?
User :   yes,
User :   and as i advised use the gelly to prevent the complications of frequent masturbation
User :   That is good news. Is it true the clitoris can shrink if it doesn't get use?
User :   and the result will be long lasting too
User :   yes, it is true
User :   and also as a effect of menopause
User :   the clitoris can shrink
User :   Does hormone replacement help? I also have other symptoms
User :   yes, it will help
User :   again not much effective
User :   So this is something i should ask my doctor about
User :   the HRT ( hormone replacement therapy ) ? yes
User :   but it effect on the libido and sexual pressure is not wel elicited
User :   Ok. Thanks for your help. I at least know what to ask now.
User :   you are welcome
User :   thanks for consulting me
User :   would happily use you again. this is a great service
User :   Thanks again ,kindly provide your feedback
User :   will do.
User :   Bye for now
User :   Take care
Doctor :   Hi
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