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Conditions: HSDD

Diagnosing HSDD

The main symptom of HSDD is a lack of interest in sex. But because every woman is different, there is no official threshold or diagnostic test that tells whether a woman has HSDD or not. Rather, diagnosis depends on how distressed she is about her low sex drive and whether it’s causing any problems for her.

However, if a woman does express concerns about low libido, doctors will usually try to pinpoint any underlying causes. They often start by looking for related physical causes and do a complete medical workup, including a medical history, screening tests, and pelvic exam.

Doctors might also refer women to a counselor or sex therapist to see whether there are emotional or relationship issues that need attention.

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