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Sexual Dysfunction


Patients facing sexual dysfunction can find help from Dr. Cardenas

Sexual dysfunction is a broad term that covers many issues affecting a person’s ability to enjoy a full and healthy sex life. Sexual health is an important part of a person’s well-being, so Dr. Carlos Cardenas, our San Antonio gynecologist, helps women and men with sexual issues.

Female and male sexual issues

In recent years, women have begun to understand that they can and should seek help for sexual dysfunction. The most common problems that women face include the following.

  • Low sexual desire
  • Sexual arousal disorder
  • Orgasmic disorder
  • Sexual pain disorder

As for men, erectile dysfunction (ED) is the most well-known type of sexual issue. However, this is not the only sexual problem that men encounter. They may also have ejaculation disorders, which include premature, inhibited and retrograde ejaculation. Reduced sexual desire can also affect men at any age.

Our San Antonio gynecologist understands this is a difficult subject for patients to discuss, but women and men should rest assured that Dr. Cardenas will diagnose and treat their sexual issues with sensitivity and confidentiality.

Diagnosing and treating sexual dysfunction

In women, diagnosing sexual issues involves taking a medical history and performing a pelvic examination. It’s important for Dr. Cardenas to learn everything he can about your history and the details of your problem. The physical exam also provides clues about your issue, including the condition of your vaginal tissues and pelvic organs.

The treatment options for female sexual issues depend on the diagnosis and symptoms each woman experiences. However, they may include the following.

  •  Lifestyle modifications
  • Changes in medications
  • Hormone therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Sex or couples therapy
  • Alternative treatments, such as yoga or acupuncture

When it comes to men, patients should also expect to provide a detailed medical history and undergo a physical examination with a urologist. The urologist may also suggest hormonal testing or blood tests to assess cardiovascular health. Depending on the man’s diagnosis, his treatment may include the following.

  • Oral medication
  • Hormone therapy
  • Penile injection therapy
  • Penile implants
  • Sex or couples therapy

Patients shouldn’t hesitate to deal with sexual dysfunction. Our San Antonio gynecologist is here to provide life-changing treatments. Contact us for an appointment.


Carlos Cardenas, MD
1303 McCullough Ave, Suite #533
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-465-5545

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