How Hysterectomy Affects Female Sexual Health?

There are some issues; one is a psychological problem. Women have had a major operation that has removed their ability or eliminated their capacity to bear children. It is a big issue, a significant mental issue.

When you talk about a total abdominal hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries as well, the ovaries in women are the organ that offers approximately fifty percent of the hormones that women need to feel sexual. And so having a hysterectomy where the ovaries are removed or removing an important source of hormones.

Quick Note
There are nerves around the cervix that are potentially affected during an operation that can decrease sensation as well.

The real point of this is that there are remedies for people who have had a hysterectomy and are noticing a decline in sexual response. And those solutions can be easily identified with individual testing, certain questionnaires, certain laboratory evaluations.

The other obvious concern is that some hysterectomies are done for major cancer issues. And then we talk about the whole psychological aspect of being a cancer survivor and their ability, a woman’s ability to be sexual as well. So there are both physical, emotional, and hormonal concerns that we have to look at when we address these issues.

Menopause affecting sexual dysfunction is basically what? What is occurring in menopause? We have a decline in female hormones, man in women need hormones for sexual response. And so really the defining aspect of menopause is having other medical menopause were because of age your ovaries are no longer producing some hormones that are necessary or surgical menopause through a total abdominal hysterectomy, where the ovaries are removed, and they are no longer the source of hormones. So that is a big issue as well.

Did You Know?
Menopause can be a physical problem again, where hormones are depleted and need to be replenished.

It can also be a psychological issue, body image issues when a woman thinks “I’m no longer attracted to my partner.” Those are things that have to be addressed as well.

To treat female sexual dysfunction, you can use a female supplement designed for this purpose. There are a lot of such supplements in the form of pills, gels, and creams on the market today. The most powerful is that product that contains amino acid L-Arginine and a bunch of female enhancement herbs.

Read more detailed info on hysterectomy here – Wikipedia.

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Dr. Stephen Malik has been certified by the American Board of Urology and is licensed in the state of Alabama(USA)