I am 29 years old and married for 2.5 years. Since last one and a half years I have almost lost my sex drive. I need to know which doctor to consult to first ? A gynaecologist or some other specialist doctors
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Thank you for your query regarding loss of libido.
There are many causes of loss of libido in females.
1. Functional: Socio-cultural issues, lack of time and lethargy, recent childbirth and breastfeeding, Stressful job, less free time with partner, fear of pregnancy, etc.
Local genital conditions leading to painful intercourse.
Repaired perineal wounds causing secondary dyspareunia.
Chronic conditions: Hypothyroidism, anemia, rheumatoid disorders, chronic infections
Drugs and other chronic medications.
At the outset, first you with your partner need to establish a good communication to identify as couple if any domestic issues need to be worked out, possibly a vacation together would be a good idea. Achieving a normal BMI 20-24 and regular physical exercise would also help.
Then it would be wise to consult a Gynaecologist first who would direct you towards ruling out an organic cause by doing a local examination and directing you towards a relevant Specialist.