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    Post hysterectomy lack of sex drive and fragile vagina
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    An_246936 posted:
    Does anyone know anything about this topic? I was told by my wife that since she stopped taking post (total)hysterectomy HRT due to the cancer risks that that was the reason she had no desire for sex. She also stated that her gynecologist told her that the lining of her vagina was thinning and had become so fragile that she would risk injury from intercourse. I have never heard of this before and would like someone with more expertise to tell me if it has any basis in reality.

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    fcl responded:
    Your wife's hysterectomy put her in menopause overnight. What she has told you is very real - though it affects all women differently. Here are some links that will help you understand better:

    http://www.menopause.org/for-women/-em-sexual-health-menopause-em-online/causes-of-sexual-problems/vaginal-discomfort

    http://www.menopause.org/for-women/-em-sexual-health-menopause-em-online/sexual-problems-at-midlife/decreased-desire

    Would she let you go with her for her next appointment so that you could ask her gyn your questions?
    There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.
     
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    rafternw replied to fcl's response:
    OK, I've checked all that out. Reality sucks. Are there any new or experimental treatments that do not have the cancer risks associated with hormone replacement therapies?
     
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    fcl replied to rafternw's response:
    For that, I'm going to have to refer you to an expert on another exchange. I suggest you put her name (Jane or Nurse Jane) in the title of your post to improve your chances of an answer. You'll find her here (and if she doesn't know, nobody does):

    http://exchanges.webmd.com/gynecology-exchange

    Good luck.
    There's nothing inherently dirty about sex, but if you try real hard and use your imagination you can overcome that.


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