Ask an expert
Question

06 Jul 2005

Constantly Randy or crazy
I had a vaginal hysterectomy & a posterior repair Oct’04. Since then I feel constantly aroused (randy)
The gynae said it is all in the mind and that I should see a shrink. My GP took some blood test for my hormone levels and found that although I am still with in the acceptable level, I am at the lower half of the scale. I would like to know if these urges could be due to nerve damage or maybe the hormone levels.
I am 44yrs old. And not sexually active
Answer 530 views
Expert
CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Well, if what you describe were a consistent and recognized side-effect, the treatment might be a good deal more popular ! All sexual arousal is, ultimately, in the head, so it's logical to see a shrink to assess why this is getting a bit out of hand. Hormones around the usual doses, and except in rare cases where they are really far out of whack, don't usually affect our libido. nerve damage might make it harder for you to feel aroused, but wouldn't be likely to make you more easily aroused. It could be coincidental, related either to some aspect of menopause, or to a raction to feeling free of the risk of pregnancy, as others suggest
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9365 votes
No
67% - 19352 votes
Vote