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Loss of Vaginal Sensation after Hysterectomy

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Woman concerned about loss of sensation after hysterectomyI have no feeling at all in my vagina nine months after my total hysterectomy. Will sensation ever return?


Most likely, nerve damage occurred during your surgery, which caused your loss of sensation. For some people, vaginal sensation and the ability to orgasm does return after some time—possibly even as much as a year after surgery. For others, the damage may be permanent. Ask your gynecologist about the possibility of trying estrogen cream to enhance vaginal sensation, or testosterone to help stimulate clitoral response during intercourse. Such remedies do not always work, or they may be only partially effective. But they may be worth a try if you are facing the possibility of permanent sexual dysfunction.

Sexual dysfunction does not happen after every total hysterectomy, but it is certainly a risk that your doctor should mention to you in order to prepare you for the possibility. Some women say that their doctors failed to mention the possibility of nerve damage and sexual dysfunction before their surgeries, and the feeling of being blindsided by this outcome causes long-term resentment and anxiety. As always, HysterSisters encourages women to research surgeries and surgeons thoroughly whenever possible before undergoing procedures in order to make the best choices they can and be prepared for both positive and negative possible outcomes.


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.

08-03-2011 - 02:18 AM


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