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Unread 11-11-2007, 12:40 PM
Lubrication question

Blush blush. LOL. Here's where I show my ignorance about my body's inner workings.

My understanding is that lubrication originated (for the most part) in the uterus. When we're aroused, we become moist. Now that the uterus is gone, is there still naturally occuring lubrication? What/where is the source? I do have my ovaries. No cervix.

I've got a few weeks before I can, uh, put this to the test.
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Unread 11-11-2007, 12:53 PM
Lubrication question

i believe the lubrication comes from the cervix and vagina. with the uterus removed and since you kept your ovaries, i would think you will still have it. good luck in a few weeks
Unread 11-11-2007, 01:11 PM
Lubrication question

I don't know exactly where it comes from, but I don't have my uterus or cervix and haven't had a lubrication problem. I haven't noticed any difference at all.
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Unread 11-11-2007, 01:40 PM
Lubrication question

My dr. says it comes from the vagina and hormones help with triggering it. So should not be a problem. Many women are dry with a uterus so it is not the source!
Unread 11-11-2007, 01:50 PM
Lubrication question

Thank you!
Unread 11-12-2007, 09:03 PM
Lubrication question

I'm so glad you asked this question.... no need to about it at all!

I kept my ovaries, but I still have had issues with vaginal dryness. Each woman has a unique physiology and there is much to learn on this subject. But as you age, whether you retain your ovaries or not, you may have this problem at some time or another.

Here's a link from the Mayo Clinic on the subject: Vaginal Dryness

I hope this helps. There are all sorts of products on the market which can help with any dryness you might experience. While it's reassuring to know that many women don't have a problem in this area, it's also important to know that it's easily treated and it's important to do so if you do experience difficulty.
Unread 11-13-2007, 05:08 AM
Lubrication question

Good question!! I wasn't sure where it came from. I learned something too today. I had my surgery 8 weeks ago and my husband and I didn;t have any trouble in that area the first time. Went great. I was so glad everything still worked down there--didn't have to use any lubricant either. They took everything out so I was scared.
Good luck in a few weeks-take it slow and it will be fine!!

Unread 11-13-2007, 05:46 AM
Lubrication question

I know a lot of sources conflict on where it originates but I had my hyst done in stages...I did have the problem after the 1st ovary was taken but it went away a few months later. I only noticed it a bit when the cervix/uterus was removed, then after my last ovary was taken last year, I noticed it right away and still have that problem, but not everyone is the same. Hang in there hopefully youll be lucky. Hope this helps!! Hugs!
Unread 11-13-2007, 06:38 AM
Lubrication question

Not 100% sure but I think the glands are at the top of the vagina, where it meets the cervix.

I had some problems with dryness before but have been more lubricated than ever since my surgery. I've also been the mood than ever! (sorry if that is TMI)

Plan on asking my doctor about it tomorrow. It has been very hard to restrain myself and follow the "pelvic rest" instructions!

Sorry to hijack your thread Ms. Frankie, but has anyone else experienced this? I will start a new thread if I need to but yours got me thinking about it.
Unread 11-13-2007, 08:34 AM
Lubrication question

LOL. No worry about a hijack. DH and I have been leering at each other like a couple teenagers with mom's minivan. Haven't acted upon it but I think it is a combination of things. Feeling physically better, having been able to actually spend time together with dh being off work, and emotionally knowing the waiting for surgery and healing is over.

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