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How can chronic pain cause problems with sex?

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Chronic pain can lead to sexual problems. But a healthy, intimate relationship can positively affect all aspects of your life. Pain, depression, alcohol and medications all can affect sexual performance or the ability to get aroused or have an orgasm. Sometimes, having problems with sex is caused by stress and anxiety. You might wonder how your situation affects your partner. In many cases, patience and understanding can help in overcoming performance problems. Many medications can reduce your sexual ability and/or cause impotence. If you think a medication may be affecting your sexual performance, don't stop taking the drug before you talk with your doctor.

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American Chronic Pain Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 08, 2019

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American Chronic Pain Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 08, 2019

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