Poplar Avenue

Libido Specialists in Memphis, TN

Best Libido Specialists in Memphis, TN

Loss of libido may be hard to talk about, but it puts a serious damper on your relationship and your physical health. At Poplar Avenue Clinic, the team of board-certified OB/GYNs in Memphis, Tennessee, helps women identify the reason for their low sex drive and offer solutions to restore a healthy sex life. Call today or use the online tool to set up an appointment to discuss libido issues and solutions.

Libido Q & A

What is libido?

Libido defines your drive to have sex. This drive includes spontaneous sexual interest, sexual thoughts, erotic fantasies, and daydreams.


When your libido is low, it can seriously interfere with your relationships. You may avoid sexual encounters or be more distant during intimacy. You may find yourself less interested in your partner, too.


Changes in your libido may also indicate a physical or mental health problem — another reason it’s important to discuss this dysfunction with your doctor.

What causes low libido?

Low libido can result from a number of medical, emotional, and environmental problems. Some things that can make your sex drive diminished include:

  • Menopause
  • Childbirth
  • Thyroid problems
  • Chronic stress
  • Depression and other mental health problems
  • Certain prescription drugs, including antidepressants and birth control pills

You may also start to have problems with your libido as an effect of pain experienced during intercourse. The pain may be due to hormonal issues that arise during menopause or after childbirth or because of pelvic organ prolapse or uterine fibroids.

If you have trouble achieving orgasm or don’t easily become aroused due to hormones or a chronic disease like diabetes, your libido also suffers.

The team at Poplar Avenue Clinic works with you to determine the cause of your low libido so a viable treatment can be found.

How are libido problems treated?

Your provider from Poplar Avenue Clinic discusses your symptoms and concerns compassionately with you. They take into consideration your sexual history and the impact your libido is having on relationships and your quality of life.

You may undergo a pelvic exam or screenings to determine if health issues, like cysts or prolapse, are responsible.

You may also need a blood test that measures your hormone levels to determine if you could benefit from replacement estrogen and/or testosterone, which could improve hormone balance and libido.

Your provider may recommend changing birth control methods or other medications to restore your sex drive, too. If your libido changes are due to psychological or mental health factors, the team at Poplar Avenue Clinic can refer you to a specialist.

If you’re having problems with your libido, call Poplar Avenue Clinic for evaluation and treatment. You may also use the online tool to schedule your appointment.