Every year, more than 2 million American women officially hit the Big Change, complete with menopause's signature hot flashes , night sweats, mood swings, and more. But for a smaller group of women, those and other tortures aren't simply nature running its course: Around , will be going through what's called surgical menopause, because they've had their ovaries removed. For some, it's done to minimize risk of ovarian cancer. For others, there's something already wrong with the ovaries, like cysts, pain, or even an emergency situation that involves twisting you do not want to Google it; we promise.
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I had a hysterectomy several years ago and since then have not had any sexual urge whatsoever. It's tearing me apart. My doctor gave me a prescription for testosterone cream but it's done nothing for me. Please help! You don't say if you had your ovaries removed when you had your hysterectomy.
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Your sex life and sex drive are among the topics left undiscussed before surgery. If you are about to be one of them, a frank discussion with your gynecologist is an essential first step. Hysterectomy may be a real medical necessity, not simply another option, if you have invasive cancer of the reproductive organs — the uterus, cervix, vagina , fallopian tubes, or ovaries.
The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix and vagina make up the female reproductive system. During a pelvic exam, a doctor evaluates your reproductive organs. You might have a pelvic exam as part of your regular checkup. Or your doctor might recommend a pelvic exam if you have symptoms such as unusual vaginal discharge or pelvic pain. A pelvic exam usually lasts only a few minutes.