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Unread 09-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Increased libido at 3 weeks post-op

This is very embarrassing!! At the moment, I am not comfortable telling my doctor, hopefully someone can relate.

I had an LAVH (keeping ovaries) 8-29. I have always had a healthy libido, but now it is in overdrive - I feel like a 16 year old boy.

I have had 3 umm 'dreams' where my body decided it needed a 'release' and it was incredibly intense. As I am still healing, I do not really consciously WANT to have sex...but my body apparently has other ideas. When I have woken up from the dreams, my body is sore and uncomfortable.

Has this happened to anyone else? Does it last? If it does, I am sure my husband will be thrilled In all seriousness, though it is a very odd feeling.

Thank goodness for the anonymity of the internet!!!
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Unread 09-23-2008, 01:12 PM
Increased libido at 3 weeks post-op

First of all, trust me, your doc has heard it all before you are not going to shock him. Secondly, read some of these posts, alot of women have had "dreams" and "releases". I would be one of them. I was actually thrilled when I had the big O, just to make sure it still worked. It did. I told my doc at 4 week check up, all he did was shake his head, laugh and told me no damage done, after he examined me. Of course, that doesn't mean you can resume "activities", WAIT until you are cleared. Good Luck
Unread 09-23-2008, 01:13 PM
Increased libido at 3 weeks post-op

Hi ladybugqueen!

The early post-op surge in libido that you describe is very common. You can read more about it, and learn about other post-hysterectomy sexuality concerns here:

Post-Op Sex Checkpoint

Do yourself a favor a "take a read" there!

I hope continue to have a great recovery!

Many s and Best Wishes,
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Unread 09-23-2008, 02:58 PM
Increased libido at 3 weeks post-op

Thank you!!! Glad to know I am not alone and that was a great read, thanks for the link Bizet Woman.

Yes, the first time I was happy that things still 'worked'.. now, well as I am listening to my restrictions I am climbing the walls!!!
Unread 09-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Increased libido at 3 weeks post-op

I am 2 weeks post-op from hysterectomy and I still have my ovaries too. I too have been having sexual dreams, and it seems like it is every night. I do have a boyfriend and we are very sexually active, so I guess I am missing it. I wake up very crampy, every morning, and I guess it is from that.

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