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What causes high sexual drive in a 76-year-old woman?

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Dr. Suresh Heijebu

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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Sexual Health
Question: I am 76 and for the last month or so my sex drive has jumped sky high! My husband is 84 with diabetes as lost interest in sex years ago. Masturbation is just very unfulling! Have not had sex of any kind in about 15 years, why the jump in sex drive now?
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possible hormonal changes.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I can certainly understand your concern.

Such sexual drives can be pretty common and short lasting due to hormonal fluctuations.

Sometimes certain addictive substances can cause such a surge.

A few mental imbalances are to be considered of the drive is persistent or prolonged.

Post your further queries if any.

Thank you.
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Follow up: Dr. Suresh Heijebu 1 hour later
Will it go away and is there any really good cute for feminen dryness?
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Answered by Dr. Suresh Heijebu 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Topical hormonal agents will help.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I can certainly understand your concern.

Yes, these changes are expected to improve in the due course.

For the dryness part, Estrogen creams or lubricants will certainly help. The dryness is directly related to the hormonal deficiency.

With these Topical hormonal agents, dryness can be controlled but the cure is not possible in view of underlying age-related hormonal deficiency.

Please check with your physician if he shares my view and if can prescribe these medications to improve your symptoms.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Dr. Suresh Heijebu, General & Family Physician
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