Ask The Nurse

To personally discuss a medical issue or to make an appointment, call 216-444-4HER (216-444-4437). You can also make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic. For your security, please do not use this form to email personal, confidential health information. We cannot diagnose or treat by email. Our email policies are explained further in this disclaimer. You may also wish to review our privacy statement. Disclaimer | Privacy

I had a hysterectomy in 2005, 13 years later I have no sexual drive and severe vaginal dryness. I am on antidepressants and have had back surgery. I still have my ovaries, but I have gone through menopause. My husband is 14 years younger and is still very interested in sex as where I have NO desire. What is your advice?

You should see a women’s health physician to get treatment for vaginal atrophy also called female genital syndrome of menopause. Even women with cancer can have their painful sexual activity (dyspareunia) treated.

Low sex drive that doesn’t improve with hormone therapy may be a candidate for Addyi/Flibanserin. Vulvar disorders need to be evaluated as well, so be sure to discuss with your physician.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

May 1, 2018 at 3:08pm

Share this article


Go back to the question archive