Painful sex (dyspareunia) after surgical menopause

The post Painful sex (dyspareunia) after surgical menopause appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. A surgical menopause is one caused when a woman has her ovaries removed. It can also refer to a menopause triggered following a hysterectomy that has left her ovaries in place. There are many menopausal symptoms and some, like the hot flush, are often easier to deal with than others. Perhaps the hardest ones to overcome though are those that affect our sexual well-being and these include things like vaginal dryness or loss of libido. In this article we’re going to explore issues around painful sex because for some women libido diminishes because they start to find sex painful, so dealing with that can often sort things out in the desire department. There are two types of painful sex, also known as dyspareunia; the first is associated with sexual entry and the second is a much deeper pain that occurs when your partner thrusts into the vagina. The causes of both of these can vary and include things that concern all women, regardless of whether they have had surgery or not, and others that might be associated with the menopause and/or surgery. Entry pain The most common reason for painful sex in women who have had a hysterectomy and/or gone through the menopause is insufficient lubrication. This can be caused by falling oestrogen levels or with a lack of foreplay and it’s important to remember that you need less foreplay the younger you are and more as you get olde...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Menopause sexuality Source Type: news

Related Links:

OBJECTIVE: Although suicide is a serious public health concern for adolescents, there is a lack of studies that explore its risk factors in the Republic of Korea. The present study aims to investigate risk factors associated with suicidal behaviors in Kore...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
OBJECTIVES: Mood disorder is highly comorbid with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and comorbid ADHD symptoms are associated with suicide risk. The aim of this study was to examine the association between comorbid ADHD symptoms and the numb...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This study investigated the relationship between verbal aggression against school teachers and upper extremity (neck, shoulder, upper limb, and/or upper back) musculoskeletal pain. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 525 elementary...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Intracerebroventricular streptozotocin induces behavioral impairments and increases short‑term C3 gene expression in the hippocampus of Wistar rats. Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2020;80(2):160-171 Authors: Pfutzenreuter G, Nieradka K, Pincerati MR, da Silva IS Abstract A non‑transgenic rat model based on intracerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin (STZ) has been used as an animal model to investigate mechanisms associated to the late onset of sporadic Alzheimer's disease, such as anatomical and behavioral impairments. However, molecular aspects related to gene expression, mainly in the hippo...
Source: Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars) Source Type: research
This commentary highlights the many uses of ketamine in the practice of anesthesia as well as psychiatry. What place might it have in our chronic pain treatment arsenal?Anesthesiology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Juan Xu, Wenping Lin, Yanmin Chen, Fang He
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Among patients with carbamazepine intoxication, severe neurological symptoms are associated with exposure to benzodiazepines or antidepressants and with carbamazepine levels higher than 30 mcg/ml. PMID: 32600424 [PubMed - in process]
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
(Chalmers University of Technology) In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps ofα-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as the 'Parkinson's protein', are found in the brain. These destroy cell membranes, eventually resulting in cell death. Now, a new method developed at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals how the composition of cell membranes seems to be a decisive factor for how small quantities ofα-synuclein cause damage.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
More News: Anxiety | Back Pain | Coconut Oil | Cystitis | Depression | Eczema | Endometriosis | Grape Seed | Hormone Replacement Therapy | Hormones | Hysterectomy | Lichen Planus | Lichen Sclerosus | Men | Menopause | OBGYN | Ovaries | Pain | Parkinson's Disease | Skin | Urinary Tract Infections | Vitamins | Women