Glossary On Diagnosis

Diagnosis of female sexual dysfunction is made largely from the history given by the patient. However, in addition to this, the following may be required to determine the reason for the same. Once the cause is diagnosed, proper treatment can help most patients to overcome their problems and lead a normal sexual life.

  • A proper pelvic exam to check for any physical changes such as thinning of labia, decreased tissue elasticity fibroids, fungal infection, etc.
  • Ultrasonography - To detect any cysts, fibroids, etc.
  • Laparoscopy: This may be required in some cases to detect if there is any scarring, weakening of ligaments supporting the uterus, endometriosis, etc.
  • Testosterone levels
  • Blood tests to rule out anemia, thyroid disorders, lipid disorders, diabetes, etc.
  • Vaginal pH testing to detect any bacterial infection of the vagina

The patient may be referred to a sex therapist for further analysis.

Female Sexual Dysfunction