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Can endocarditis cause lack of sex drive ?

I feel totally selfish asking this question, but my boyfriend just wont talk about things. He was born with a heart defect and had needed a new heart valve aged 15. He had endocarditis in July 10,and has been told he needs to have the valve replaced as the endocarditis has savaged it, and is regurgitating blood . He is more tired but tries not to let it effect his life; he does everything now that he has always done he just tires alot more quickly. His sex drive has totally diminished.Is this normal? May seem a stupid question but when i ask him if he thinks its due to his health he wont talk about it. I ve tried googling but lack of sex drive is not listed as a common side effect
Asked On : Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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Hi Vickie,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum
Please tell your boy friend not to act foolishly and stop performing strenuous activities. Regurgitation of the blood into the lungs can lead to cardiac failure later. So advice him to avoid all those things. Get counselling done by a clinical psychologist.
Take care

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Thu, 17 Mar 2011
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