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Excessive Vaginal Wetness

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Is excessive vaginal secretion caused by arousal a typical problem after a hysterectomy?


Though far more women experience too little lubrication after a hysterectomy than too much, it is not an uncommon situation. Some women don’t mind it, but others say that the extra secretion negatively affects their or their partner’s pleasure during intercourse. This can be the case when excessive lubrication decreases friction to the point that sensation is reduced and the man cannot maintain his erection, or one or both partners fails to achieve orgasm.

First, get a checkup to rule out any medical issues associated with excessive vaginal discharge, such as an STD or infection. If you are on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), it could be a result of the particular product you are using. Ask your gynecologist if other patients on your HRT have reported similar excessive lubrication. If the answer is yes and the extra lubrication is a problem for you and your partner during intercourse, you might ask for a different HRT product to see if that helps.

Otherwise, you can probably assume that this is your new natural state. Though women who suffer from vaginal dryness may tell you that too much wetness is a great thing and you should be pleased, the unhappiness that results from embarrassment and unsatisfying sexual intercourse is real. There are a variety of remedies recommended on the Internet, ranging from taking antihistamines to dry the mucous membranes to using absorbent powders, but be cautious about taking unnecessary medications or introducing anything to your vagina that might cause infections. You might try different sexual positions that tighten the vaginal canal to increase friction, experiment with sex toys to help achieve orgasm, and keep towels handy to dry yourself frequently, but there is unfortunately no “magic bullet” for this particular problem.


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.

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