Total hysterectomy due to fibroids
(Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK)
Help! I am 51 and 9 years ago had a sub total hysterectomy due to fibroids. My ovaries were also removed as my mother had ovarian cancer at a similar age. At the post op 6 week check up I was told that they had discovered early stage endometrial cancer and subsequently I was put onto a combined HRT therapy of Oestrogen and Progesteron. However, for the last 3 years I have been on Oestrogen only.
Since this time my libido has dropped right off. It has now been around 2 years since my husband and I have had sex. I am also overweight and find it difficult to shed the extra lbs. I am in a loving relationship and wish things could be different between my husband and I. Incidentally, about 2 years ago I was referred to a Gynaecologist who gave me an internal exam and said I was deficient in Oestrogen. I was prescribed pessaries for this. The reason I mention this is that I was regularly getting urine infections (often after sex) which they said was due to a lack of oestrogen. Around this time sex with my husband was painful as I would actually tear a little.
I would be grateful if you could let me have your thoughts on the above please.