How to Improve Low libido After a Hysterectomy

By: | Tags: , , , | Comments: 16 | February 8th, 2017

How to Improve Low libido After a HysterectomyLadies, did your doctor tell you that a hysterectomy would solve all your health problems?  Well, you may have learned the hard way, or from other women, that this is in fact not the case.  Besides a whole new set of symptoms after a hysterectomy, which throws you into menopause, you may also experience loss of libido.  This is very common and many women want to learn how to improve libido after a hysterectomy.

Low libido refers to a lack of sexual desire, and can be caused by numerous factors such as disease, fatigue, depression, relationship problems, hormonal imbalance and even by prescription drug side effects, as happens with birth control pills. But there’s one thing that most people don’t associate with a woman’s low libido, and that’s low testosterone.

What Changes after a Hysterectomy to Cause Low Testosterone Levels?

Testosterone is primarily known as the male sex hormone, however women also make it in their ovaries and adrenal glands in smaller amounts.   If you’re wondering what testosterone has to do with a woman’s interest in sex, the answer is: everything. Testosterone is a natural female libido enhancer. Did you know that in women who are of reproductive age, levels of testosterone peak at ovulation, thus stimulating a woman’s desire for sex? No wonder testosterone is crucial to a woman’s libido.   About one-half of a woman’s testosterone is produced in, you guessed it: her ovaries. So when women undergo a total hysterectomy, they immediately lose 50% percent of their circulating testosterone.   Now you can see how having your ovaries removed during a hysterectomy can decrease your sex drive.  Barbara is a perfect example of this.

Barbara’s Story – Life After a Hysterectomy

My story begins when I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 42, requiring me to take conventional hormonal therapy. The following ten years were all downhill for me while changing from one conventional hormone therapy to another. None of the conventional therapies would work for me. Needless to say, during this ten year period I was experiencing mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain and migraines. The word “SEX” was not in my vocabulary, nor was I thinking about sex. 

“I Got My Life Back” the day of my appointment with Dr. Hotze, with my husband loving me enough to make the appointment. Dr. Hotze treated each symptom with all natural compounded medicines that actually worked where the conventional hormonal therapy did not.   I lost 40 pounds, my migraines stopped, and my moodswings, hot flashes, and night sweats went away. I am sleeping well again and have an abundance of energy. Guess what! “SEX” is now in my vocabulary, I am not homebound and my husband is loving it, as well as having his wife back.  We can’t thank or repay Dr. Hotze enough for what he has done for me, which is “Giving Me My Life Back”.

Your Testosterone Levels Can Still Fall Even if You Haven’t Had a Hysterectomy

As women age, their level of testosterone begins to decline.  Women who experience estrogen dominance, an imbalance of progesterone and estrogen, suffer from low testosterone. When a woman becomes estrogen dominant, she begins to experience cycles without ovulation and therefore misses out on the accompanying elevation in testosterone that normally comes with ovulation.   To make matters worse, estrogen dominance increases the liver’s production of sex-hormone binding globulins. These sex-hormone binding goblins attach to the small amount of testosterone in circulation effectively preventing testosterone from entering the cells.

How to Improve Low libido After a Hysterectomy

The key to improving low libido after a hysterectomy is to supplement with bioidentical testosterone to restore hormone levels to those of a healthy young woman. At the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we identify the cause of your symptoms and help you restore your health naturally.  We specialize in bioidentical hormones that are identical to the hormones made by your body – such as bioidentical testosterone.  It’s simply a matter of replacing what’s missing. Taking charge of your health will help not only improve your libido, but restore your energy and vitality.


Related Articles
What Every Woman Should Know About Menopause Treatment
Menopause After a Hysterectomy – Joy’s Story
Where Oh Where Did My Libido Go: How Hormone Decline Causes Low Libido


16 thoughts on “How to Improve Low libido After a Hysterectomy

  1. ann

    Re no sexy drive had hysterectomy want to no if you can buy testosterone at health store or do you need a prescription? Is there suppliments that have an amount that would help at health store


    • Hotze Team

      Dear Ann,

      Thank you for your question. Yes, you do need a prescription from a doctor in order to get bioidentical testosterone. Do you have any other symptoms of hormone imbalance? A good way to check is to take our women’s health quiz at this url: Please do not hesitate to contact one of our wellness consultants at 281-698-8698 who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

      Also, Dr. Hotze is hosting a symposium this Saturday, January 9th, at 8:30 am, at the JW Marriott in the Galleria area in Houston. If you would like to attend, it is a great opportunity to get more answers and hear our doctors speak on various health topics. Here is the link to sign up:

      Have a wonderful day!


      • Denise stahl

        I already tried the commotions and creams of the testosterone and such and it didn’t help I already have a mustache and beard but I’ve had no sex drive chronic depression which I did not have a history of and no sex drive at all I’m just wondering I’m also 60 pounds overweight and I was always 112 only gained 25 pounds in my pregnancies but I did have a history of a pituitary granuloma, didn’t even get a. Till I was 26 I have Graves disease I’m just wondering if there could possibly be help for me


  2. Kathryn Westphal

    I am 64 years old and had a hysterectomy and double oophorectomy when I was 49. I immediately lost all my libido. I had some success with using a male testosterone product (Androgel), although the drug information warned women not to use it.

    I had hormone-receptive breast cancer 5 years ago. One oncologist said I should never use any hormones again. Another oncologist, whom I have more respect for, told me that they used to treat my cancer with testosterone, and let me use it; however told me, “that the jury is still out ” on its use in my situation. I would so love to have ANY libido, as my husband and I always had great sex and it was a huge part of our lives. Would Dr. Hotze have an answer?


    • Hotze Health

      Dear Kathryn,

      Thank you for your question. This is a common situation. We use hormones after breast cancer on a case by case basis. Our doctors would need to look at your specific medical history in more detail, as well as at your hormone levels, and discuss a plan. Please call a wellness consultant at 281-698-8698 for more information. We wish you great health!


  3. M Balamani

    I am 57 year old and got my uterus removed in 2009. Since then my main issue is less sex drive and particularly dryness in my vagina. can you suggest me the way out . I live in India.
    Otherwise i am very active and have no other issues but for a bit of hypertension, for which i regularly take medicine under doctor,s advise


  4. Ann connor

    This is Ann .I also have no energy and digestive system I’d messed up .I can only put small amounts of fruit n soft foods in .I have eliminated bread n noodles as they cause pain..but main issue is absolutely no sex drive n this make my husband angry.😯


  5. Julie

    I had a hysterectomy and my ovaries out about 3 years ago now. I have been on an estrogen patch using HRT and on and off trying different Testerome treatments with a certified HRT doctor. I struggle as I have had all side affects for any testosterome medicine that has been introduced to me and am now gaining weight unable to lose, lack of sleep, the hot flashes have gotten worse, lack of sex drive totally and some low energies. This is affecting me and my everyday life and it’s like a secret struggle for me. Any advice?


    • Hotze Team

      Dear Julie,

      Have you been evaluated for hypothyroidism? Many of your symptoms could be due to low thyroid function. In our experience, if you are still experiencing symptoms then you are not on the correct dose of hormones. It is also possible that you could benefit from bioidentical progesterone. Please take our symptom checker quiz which can be helpful in identifying the possible causes of your symptoms:

      If you would like to find out more information about our program, we would be happy to help you. Please call a wellness consultant at 281-698-8698. Thank you for your questions.


  6. beau

    I done a lot of extensive research to find a safe, legal, sexual performance enhancing product.And I wanted to make sure it was legal with no weird side effects.
    I am a mature man so sexual performance can sometimes be affected by my age but since using the Dr Max Powers HGH Spray the problem seems to have been eradicated. In the bedroom I feel alot better and my wife also agrees. After taking the correct dosage, the spray takes 30 minutes to work on myself but I guess this varies due to the individual.


  7. Melissa

    My name is Melissa I am 31 and had a full hysterectomy in January and it completely took my libido away and my family is absolutely falling apart I’m losing the love of my life over SEX and idk what to do any advice will help I love this man he is my husband my kids father and we have little ones youngest 2 and I don’t want then to grow up n a split family I want us to raise our kids together not n 2 different household please any advice will help I’m desperate


    • Hotze Team

      Dear Melissa,

      We are so sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time after your hysterectomy. We know how hard it is to feel bad, especially during the holidays. Please know that you are not alone – it is very common to have low or no libido, as well as many other negative symptoms, after a hysterectomy. This happens because your hormones have declined after the surgery. In order to feel like yourself again and restore your libido, you need to replace your hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone) with bioidentical hormones that are identical to those made by your body.

      This post may be helpful:

      Here is a story that will give you hope from one of our guests (we call our patients “guests”):

      Please do not give up hope! If we may be of service to you, please call our wellness consultants at 281-698-8698 and they can explain how our program can help you. Please also know that you are in our prayers for a speedy recovery back to good health.


      Hotze Team


  8. Kathleen Fullam

    I had my testosterone checked at a very reputable hospital. On a scale of one to ten my level was two. I am 66 yrs old and had both my ovaries and uterus removed. I am currently using an estradiol patch with a dosage of .025. I have been reducing the dosage gradually over many years with the hope of discontinuing taking estrogen completely. I originally started taking HRT because I had severe hot flashes along with depression. When I told my Dr. that I had no interest in sex he put me on Estratest but I stopped taking it because I was told that taking testosterone wasn’t good for me and my skin became very oily. When I was taking Estratest it increased my libido greatly. Is there a herbal supplement I can take which would increase my energy and more importantly increase my libido? I had my ovaries and uterus removed when I was 46 yrs old due to endometriosis. My email address is [email protected]. Thank you for your help which I need desperately!


    • Hotze Team

      Dear Kathleen,

      Thank you for your question. Estratest does not contain real testosterone, but rather the chemical methyltestosterone which is foreign to the human body and has many negative side effects. Estratest may increase the risk of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, high blood pressure, or similar problems, to name a few.

      We would recommend to try supplementing with bioidentical testosterone – which is identical to the testosterone made by your body. It is possible that bioidentical progesterone can also help with libido.

      Have you been evaluated for hypothyroidism? Low energy is a common symptom of low thyroid function. Be sure you work with a doctor who focuses on your symptoms, clinical history and body temperature, and who does not rely only on a single blood test.

      Please take our symptom checker quiz which is really helpful in identifying possible underlying hormonal imbalances:

      If we may be of service to you, please call our wellness consultants at 281-698-8698. We wish you great health!


      Hotze Team


  9. Susan Anderson

    Hi my name is Susan Anderson and I am 49 years old. I had a complete hysterectomy at the age of 29. Now I have no sex drive and when I do have sex it hurts. It’s like I am very dry and can not have sex. Is there any help for me at all.


Leave a Reply

Send this to friend