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what can be done to prevent painful intercourse?

By Anonymous January 31, 2015 - 4:39pm
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I'm 62 years old and not taking any medications. I had a hysterectomy over 35 years ago. I refrain from fragrance bath products. The only lubricants I've tried are Vaseline and Astroglide, neither of which seem to help. Have never taken hormone replacements.

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I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this pain. I'd love to give you some advice on the matter.

Feeling pain during intercourse after having a hysterectomy is common because your body experienced a dramatic decrease in estrogen levels.  Estrogen is what lubricates and strengthens the vaginal walls.  In order to restore the strength and lubrication you need to replace those hormones.  

You can get the proper amount of estrogen back in your system through oral hormone replacement therapy.  You will need to see a doctor in order to receive this kind of therapy.


January 31, 2015 - 9:54pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Thanks for responding to my question. It is very helpful and I will schedule to see my doctor this week.

February 2, 2015 - 2:19pm
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