Sexual Medicine Specialist

Eugene C. Rajaratnam, MD -  - Urologist

Eugene C. Rajaratnam, MD

Urologist located in Lancaster, CA & Palm Desert, CA

A healthy sex life is part of your overall well-being. As you age, libido and sexual function can decline, leading to frustration, poor self-esteem, and reduced quality of life. Urologist Eugene C. Rajaratnam, MD, understands this and offers sexual medicine support at his practice in Lancaster, California. If you’re a man or woman suffering from a low sex drive, dryness, erectile dysfunction, or other sexual complications or concerns, call the office or schedule a consultation online.

Sexual Medicine Q & A

How do hormones affect sexual wellness?

As women and men approach middle age, they experience changes in their hormone balance. For men, an accelerated decrease in the sex hormone, testosterone, can lead to:

  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of muscle and gain of fat

Women, especially as they approach menopause, suffer symptoms related to sexual health due to a decrease in estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. Symptoms that occur because of a hormone imbalance in women include:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness and itching
  • Painful intercourse
  • Decreased libido

Men and women may also experience trouble with memory and sleep disturbances as a result of hormone changes, too.

If you’re feeling a bit off and not like yourself in the bedroom, contact Dr. Rajaratnam.

How does hormone replacement fit into sexual medicine treatment?

If it’s determined a hormone imbalance is contributing to your low libido, erectile dysfunction, or vaginal dryness, Dr. Rajaratnam may recommend hormone replacement therapy. He uses natural bioidentical hormone therapy to help you find balance and restore sexual health (as well as ease other symptoms).

Bioidentical hormones are made from plant ingredients and match the makeup of your hormones exactly. They’re customized to your needs, and your body uses them efficiently and effectively to correct imbalances.

When are penile implants appropriate?

If you’re looking for a permanent cure for erectile dysfunction, talk to Dr. Rajaratnam about penile implants. You receive the implant during a minimally invasive procedure so you can recover quickly with minimal recovery time. This gets you back to a healthy sex life and improved quality of life as soon as possible.

Penile implants are usually the option when other solutions for erectile dysfunction fail. Inflatable implants are the most common type and involve a pump system inserted underneath the abdominal wall and a release valve inside the scrotum. 

Semirigid rods are another type of implant, and they’re always firm. When you’re ready for sexual activity, you bend the penis away from the body or bend it closer to the body when not sexually active. 

When should I consider a vasectomy?

If you and your partner have decided that your family is complete, a vasectomy is an easy procedure that ends male fertility. Dr. Rajaratnam uses the minimally invasive “no scalpel” technique. This procedure results in minimal swelling and pain post-procedure.

Following your vasectomy, you visit Dr. Rajaratnam for sperm counts. Continue to use protection until two negative sperm counts are recorded.

Consult Dr. Eugene Rajaratnam for all of your sexual medical needs. Call his office or schedule a consultation using this website. 

We see patients in the surrounding cities of Los Angeles and Brentwood. Call to book your appointment today.