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Libido Surge after Hysterectomy
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My libido is going nuts. It's been three weeks since my hysterectomy, and I have a libido that will not stop. What causes this?
It's very common for libido to surge in the early weeks after surgery due to changes in the balance of hormones. However, it's equally common for sex drive to take a nose dive right around the time you get your doctor's OK for intercourse.
This is because whatever hormones the body had stored prior to the surgery have been depleted. At that point, your libido is at the mercy of whatever hormone replacement therapy (HRT) you are using or, for those of us who kept our ovaries, how well they are working since their blood supply was compromised when the uterus was removed.
So, for those of us who had our ovaries removed, during those first six weeks, the main objective of HRT is to try to keep the hot flashes and night sweats at bay so we can get some sleep and let our bodies heal. Then, after the post op fluctuations have abated, we can turn our attention to adjusting our HRT to make sure we still have a healthy libido.
In addition, it's worth noting that because of both hormonal factors and emotional issues associated with the surgery, intercourse may not be all we hope it to be that first time after the doctor gives the 'OK'. Vaginal dryness can cause discomfort and may require the use of either a good lubricant
, some vaginal estrogen to help produce your own lubricant again, or both.
Please also read our related articles on post-op intimacy:
Sex after Hysterectomy - The Wait
Sex after Hysterectomy - Outercourse
Sex after Hysterectomy - Resuming
This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.
03-25-2005 - 01:24 PM
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