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I had a hysterectomy last summer. I took hormone replacement for about 6 months and decided I really didn't need it and stopped taking it completely. Since then I have had a sex drive that is working over time. I was on birth control prior to the surgery and had a high sex drive anyway. Now it seems to have doubled. Anyone have any ideas, suggestions, thoughts?
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replied July 29th, 2010
Welcome to the forum and I am really glad to help you out.

The primary reason for the decrease in the sex drive of a woman during the post-menopausal period is the vaginal dryness. This occurs mainly due of the decrease in the estrogen levels.

Hence, using estrogen in any form like HRT, estrogen vaginal creams etc can help in the restoration of the vaginal lubrication.

Sometimes, other symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems also may contribute to the decrease in the sex drive. Hence, the hormone replacement therapy may help.

However, I must mention that HRT is not approved for use in increasing the libido of the women. Thus, it should not be used for that. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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