The menopause is a part of a woman’s life. Although most women don’t have to face this transitional period until their 40’s and 50’s, women who have a hysterectomy can expect to experience early menopause, with symptoms more severe than normal. During this time your ovaries will shut down, and you will no longer be able to conceive. Whether you are experiencing the menopause naturally or as a result of having a hysterectomy, one thing is for sure – this doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life.
A surgical menopause is one caused when a woman has her ovaries removed. It can also refer to a menopause triggered following a hysterectomy that has left her ovaries in place.
There are many menopausal symptoms and some, like the hot flush, are often easier to deal with than others. Perhaps the hardest ones to overcome though are those that affect our sexual well-being and these include things like vaginal dryness or loss of libido. In this article we’re going to explore issues around painful sex because for some women libido diminishes because they start to find sex painful, so dealing with that can often sort things out in the desire department.
This hysterectomy has been a journey and a half, I was anxious about the surgery and had a few complications but overall went well. I’m still experiencing some pain and burning in my stomach and have very little sex drive as it feels totally different for myself and husband. He’s very understanding and doesn’t pressure me he makes me feel very comfortable however I will be scheduling an appointment with my ob/gyn due to my husband experiencing piercing and being a little uncomfortable.
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A small study that took place in Italy by researchers at the University of Pisa may be indicating that supplementation with artificial versions of the hormone DHEA (a steroid hormone naturally produced by the body’s adrenal gland and used in the production of sex hormones) may be useful in helping to ease menopausal symptoms and improve the sex function.
At last, a serious study into just what the menopause is, and what it isn't. Sue Brayne author of 'Sex, Meaning and the Menopause', who presented her paper at the British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section annual conference at…
Question: My friend, who is 55, complains that her vagina is very dry, and that she is unable to have sex with her husband.
Recent research into whether different types of hysterectomy affected sexuality after hysterectomy presented in the BMJ has said that, women experienced an improvement in sexual function and pleasure, irrespective of the type of hysterectomy that they had had.
A systematic study at Monash University in Australia has found that the addition of testosterone to hormone therapy in women after menopause enhances their sexual function.
Women whose sexual desire reduces during menopause are more likely to report disturbed sleep, symptoms of depression and night sweats, according to researchers at Group Health.