Loss of Libido

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zandor
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello

I am 30 years old and lately I've been dealing with a complete loss of libido and no sex drive.
I havent gone to see a doctor yet, and then I decided to make some blood tests by myself.

These are the results:

Cholesterol: 205 mg/dL
Prolactin: 10,60 ng/mL
Testosterone total: 435,50 ng/dL
SHBG: 22,70 nmol/L
Free Testosterone: 10,92 ng/dL
Bioavailable Testosterone: 255,79 ng/dL


Any comments?

Thanks

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello zandor, you do realized that you at a Prostate Cancer site? Are you are on any medications? Some can cause severe loss of Libido, i.e. the anti-depressent Lexapro or the older form Celexa. Just a thought. You need a good general exam it sounds from a doctor for starters.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05
 
 


LV-TX
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   Posted 3/3/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Zandor,

I don't think your prior surgery (pudendal nerve) would have any bearing on the libido aspect, and your testosterone levels seem to rule out that as a cause. Due to the nature of the problem, I would certainly speak openly and frankly with your physician. As David said, I would begin to looking into other sources of the problem like supplements and medications as well as other things such as stress or emotional issues. So many times there are outside things that can cause a loss of libido that have absolutely nothing to do with medical reasons.

Best of luck.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal-Gland 38 cc
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral (Perineural Invasion present at base) - Gleason (3+3) 6  Stage T1C
August 23 - Bone Scan - Hips, Spine and ribs marked uptake - X-Ray showed clear -Hooray
Sept 9 2nd DRE - questionable - TRUS...shadow in base - Gland now 41 cc
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (4+3) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
4 tumors in prostate - largest being 6 cm 
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
       3 month Jan 2009 .06


James C.
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   Posted 3/3/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
David, zandor posted here back in the summer, with a non-prostate cancer but ed related problem. This is a continuation of that thread, I think...lol
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 24125
   Posted 3/3/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, James, if so, I forgot in my advanced age, lol. He is most welcome here regardless.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05
 
 


zandor
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 3/3/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys.

I've heard in some website i dont remember .. that the optimal ( my age ) free testosterone level
should be at least 15 ng/dL.

Regards.

zandor
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 3/3/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Guys, after 3 years of my surgery I consider myself totally impotent man. Both Viagra and cialis dont work anymore for me. My penis look smaller than ever. I believe there is a psicological issue in my case .. of course... because libido and health in general only reflects the way we feel and think about ourselves.

After a large research i did by myself, i figured that men with erectile dysfunction have damaged tissues ( mainly smooth muscle of the corpora cavernosa). It happens when there is no normal blood flow (erection).

I was surfing the web and i got this website
http://www.xcell-center.com/ they are a german clinic that has stem cell treatments for many degenerative deseases, including ED. I asked for more information and look what i got: Stem cells from your bone marrow can regenerate smooth muscles.

I decided to apply for this treatment, although its very expensive ( 9.000 euros ).
I have no sex life for almost 6 months and i believe i wont have it anymore cause my penis is not able to get erection enough to sex. I lost my sexual life, and at my age, this the most sad thing. So i will do whatever i can.
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