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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Hypersexuality. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: to help determine risk of sexually transmitted diseases.
Why: to determine if any deleterious consequences of the hypersexuality. There is no "right" or "normal" number of times you should want to make love. Desire can wax and wane with circumstances and at different periods in a relationship. High sexual desire doesn't have to be a problem at all - unless there is a discrepancy with the desire level of your partner or you are taking risks to your health or reputation.
Why: Puberty may be associated with an increased libido.
Why: some medications are associated with an increased sexual desire including levodopa and danazol.
Why: alcohol intake may increase sexual desire at low dose.
Why: e.g. amphetamines may increase sexual desire at low dosage.
Why: e.g. episodes of depression (often psychotic in intensity) and at other times episodes of psychotic excitement (mania or hypomania). Symptoms of psychotic excitement may include elevation of mood, increased activity, grandiose ideas, irritability, disinhibition (which affects social, sexual and financial behavior), rapid speech and racing thought, delusions (persecutory or grandiose) and sometimes hallucinations.
The following list of conditions have 'Hypersexuality' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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