Ovary removal due to cysts and libido

Posted by bethclinton2020 @bethclinton2020, Feb 1, 2020

I’ve had both ovaries removed on 2 separate occasions due to ovarian cysts that both ruptured. My Dr. (who wasn’t a gynecologist) was very persistent on performing a complete hysterectomy, which I declined. I’m only 40yrs old & a newly wed so having my libido go from way up to nearly nonexistent is causing major issues in my marriage. Any advice?

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Hi, @bethclinton2020 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. If I understand you correctly, you're a newlywed and have seen your libido go way down due to removal of your ovaries due to cysts. Is that accurate?

This Mayo Clinic article on ovarian cysts may be useful https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cysts/symptoms-causes/syc-20353405

I'd like you to meet @merpreb @logan615 @npkara @cnesselroad @baxtersmom, who may have some input on this issue.

Have you considered going to see a gynecologist or specialist in women's health for some advice?


Hi, @bethclinton2020 – wondering how you are doing lately? Have you seen any changes with your libido?

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