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Does testosterone for women really bring back sex drive?

By Anonymous May 30, 2016 - 1:17am
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I had an oophorectomy in Feb 2016, I take 2mg of Estardoil but I still have hot flashes and extreme mood swing?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your question.

Estradiol is a form of estrogen, a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen is necessary for many processes in the body.

Estradiol is used to treat symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, and vaginal dryness, burning, and irritation. Other uses include prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and replacement of estrogen in women with ovarian failure or other conditions that cause a lack of natural estrogen in the body.

One to 2 mg daily is the usual dose following an oophorectomy.

Anonymous, how long have you been taking Estradiol? Did your gynecologist tells you how long it would take before you noticed an improvement or the absence of hot flashes and extreme mood swings?

Contact your physician. Mention that you have notice no improvement.

Testosterone is an experimental treatment used to raise a woman's sexual interest, arousal, and satisfaction. Women with low androgen levels who might benefit from low-dose testosterone therapy, including women who have had an oophorectomy. Testosterone is made in small amounts by a woman's adrenal glands and ovaries.

Testosterone is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating sexual problems in women. At this time, there is no testosterone pill, patch, or cream approved for women in the U.S. Those made for men have too high a dose for women. But your doctor may prescribe testosterone in a compounded formula, which is a medicine made just for you by a pharmacist.

Anonymous, when you speak with your gynecologist, ask if testosterone will work well for you.


May 30, 2016 - 8:21am
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