She will also still have menstrual cycles. However, if both ovaries are removed, estrogen levels decline dramatically. This is called surgical menopause. Women who have undergone surgical menopause may become less interested in sex. They may also find that vaginal dryness makes sex uncomfortable. Estrogen is important for vaginal health.
Can ovary removal have effects on sexual health/functioning?
Having Sex After a Hysterectomy
This section reviews some of the more common types of surgery used to treat certain cancers and the ways they can impact your sex life. Radical hysterectomy is an operation done to treat some cancers of the cervix. The surgeon takes out the uterus and the ligaments tissue fibers that hold it in place. The cervix and an inch or 2 of the vagina around the cervix are also removed. A hysterectomy done to treat uterine or ovarian cancer removes less tissue. After taking out the cervix, the surgeon stitches the vagina at its top. Some fluid drains from the vagina during healing.
A hysterectomy can relieve painful symptoms from fibroids, abnormal periods, or cancer. This includes the ability to have future orgasms. In short, research says a hysterectomy is unlikely to impair sexual function. However, your sexual response after the surgery will depend on what nerves and organs are affected during the surgery and what regions previously provided you sexual stimulation. The G-spot is an elusive spot on the vaginal wall that some people swear holds the key to achieving orgasm.
A hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus womb — the hollow organ where babies grow and develop during pregnancy. Having this procedure can relieve pain and other symptoms from conditions like fibroids or endometriosis. And if you have uterine or cervical cancer, it could save your life. Any surgery can have both short-term and long-term side effects.