The symptoms you mentioned in your question is all related to the surgery you have gone through. A loss of sex drive may occur after a hysterectomy
. Although many women do not experience sexual problems after a hysterectomy, some do experience complications.
These may include: Loss of sex drive: A woman may experience a reduced libido if her ovaries are removed, as this will cause a lack of estrogen
. Pelvic floor
weakness: Doing pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegels, can strengthen the muscles after surgery, improving sex and reducing the risk of incontinence
Vaginal dryness: Some women experience vaginal dryness after having a hysterectomy. This can often be managed with an over-the-counter lubricant or natural alternative, such as coconut oil. Change in sexual sensation: Some women report a reduction in sensation inside their vagina during sex.
This does not have to negatively affect a woman's ability to orgasm, as the clitoris
and labia are still highly sensitive. However, it may mean changing positions and techniques to find what feels right after surgery.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Naira Jahangir,
OB and GYN Specialist