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    What causes low libido after hysterectomy?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Wife has had two breast cancers and hysterectomy. She doesn't take any harmones except Vagifem.
She has no desire for sex and says it hurts even with lubrication.
My question is: Does a lack of harmones also remove the desire or just the ability to have enjoyable sex?
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It affects the desire

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HCM.Thanks for writing in to us with your health concerns. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Lack of hormones does affect the desire to have sex, sometimes it is due to painful sexual activity( even with lubricants) which causes the loss of libido and this vicious cycle perpetuates slowly and steadily giving rise to total loss of interest in sex. Your wife has gone through so much , that might also play part in her lack of interest.
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