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Diagnose of Female Sexual Dysfunction

Physical and pelvic examination together with diagnostic tests helps diagnosing female sexual dysfunction.

Establishing the cause is a major step in the diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction. Proper evaluation of the patient’s attitude regarding sex, and other possible contributing factors like fear, anxiety, past sexual trauma/abuse, relationship problems, or alcohol or drug abuse will help the doctor understand the underlying cause of the problem and make appropriate recommendations for treatment.

Physical examination and symptom evaluation

Pelvic examination - A pelvic examination helps evaluate the health of the reproductive organs

Pap smear - A Pap smear is done to detect changes in the cells of the cervix (to check for cancer or a pre-cancerous condition)

A complete examination should be carried out to rule out any medical problems that may be contributing to the woman's sexual dysfunction.

Diagnostic tests for female sexual dysfunction -

A few investigations are available for diagnosing female sexual dysfunction. These are not undertaken commonly. The tests include -

  • Vaginal pH testing
  • Vaginal photoplethysmograph
  • Biothesiometer

Vaginal pH testing

The test is commonly performed by gynecologists and urologists to detect the bacteria that cause vaginitis. A probe is inserted into the vagina which takes the reading. Decreasing hormone levels and diminished vaginal secretion associated with menopause cause a rise in pH (over 5), which is easily detected with the test.

Vaginal photoplethysmography

This is a procedure used to measure vaginal blood flow and engorgement (pooling and swelling of vaginal tissue). For the procedure, an acrylic tampon-shaped instrument is inserted in the vagina that uses reflected light to sense flow and temperature.

Use of Biothesiometer

A small cylindrical instrument called a biothesiometer may be used to assess the sensitivity of the clitoris and labia to pressure and temperature.


BradSteve Monday, August 6, 2012

Sex is enjoyable expression of love to your lover and plays an important role in strengthening your relationship.

umar54 Friday, October 14, 2011

what can cause constant and severe bleeding of blood out from female Virgina

OilHerbs Tuesday, October 25, 2011

dear this is very serious, contact your gyana ASAP,

MER_78-123 Saturday, June 12, 2010

Well it's about time that they have something for women, when I told my doctor about my problem, I was told that they could not help, because there was nothing that could be done about it, I would just have to learn to live with it and my doctor at that time was a female. I look forward to trying this new durg.

Dr.CHAKRAVARTHY Thursday, May 5, 2011

Even our collegues in modern medicine are not aware of this speciality known as SEXUAL MEDICINE. You should consult a qualified Consultant in Sexual Medicine

Contact me for more information or guidance

Wish you Good Reproductive and Sexual Health
With Warm Regards,

Dr. A CHAKRAVARTHY MBBS; MBA; [MHSc Reproductive and Sexual Medicine]

Jehnavi Thursday, April 22, 2010

Surrounded by unrealistic portrayals of female sexuality in the media, women often conclude that they are abnormal when they are, in fact, facing a very normal dilemma with sex and their relationships. Instead of reassuring women, sex information today often implies that woman's sexual experiences are dysfunctional. It is also implied that clitoral stimulation solves any problem with orgasm but the truth is that some completely normal women never orgasm with a partner by any means.

Dr.CHAKRAVARTHY Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dear Jehnavi,

Female Sexual could be related mostly with the partner's sexual skills and awaareness. Females are conidered as MOON, which is useful at night. Males do not consider female's sexul feelings.

Contact me for more information or guidance

Wish you Good Reproductive and Sexual Health
With Warm Regards,

Dr. A CHAKRAVARTHY MBBS; MBA; MHSc Reproductive and Sexual Medicine

rakesh.m Sunday, August 19, 2012

well said Dr. chakravarthy.. they both should move in passion then itself they make a memorable love moment in their sexual life..

ericonly Saturday, October 24, 2009

what medicine should I buy to get sexual arousal for my wife

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