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Old 08-10-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

I'm pretty convinced I've got some ovarian cysts because I have darn near every single symptom (according to Mayo Clinic's list anyway). The dull aching in the pelvis, thighs and back, the irregular period, bloating, tiny bit of nausea, pain when using the toilet. This happened back when I was at my old job and I thought it was due to all the stress I dealt with, but now I'm not under stress.

Anyway, I would like to ask if ovarian cysts can also cause an increase in a woman's libido. I apologize for being TMI here, but I have been feeling in the mood way more than usual lately, and I find sometimes I'm still in the mood after an orgasm. Several a day may not be enough.

Is this normal? I've just never heard anything about ovarian issues (or any female reproductive health issue) causing an increase in sex drive. Usually it's a lack of libido.

 
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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

This is a first in my book! Typically cysts and other female organ issues are painful enough to cause us to avoid any contact with the pelvis area. For some women just the thought of it is enough to lock things down. Until you have an answer please keep in touch..if it is an ovarian cyst, I want one!

 
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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

I could be mistaken, but I have heard that ovarian cysts cause spikes in hormone levels. I'm not sure if that means I'd be achey and sick, or I'd be horny. At the risk of this being TMI, I often notice I'm also more aroused during my time of the month than maybe the first two weeks after it ends. I hate that.

I have some really mild cramps right now...just kind of feels like I got smacked in the pelvis and I'm smarting a little bit. I wouldn't even take an aspirin for these cramps because they're so weak.

But I have not tried being intimate with my BF since my wonderful cramps started up, so I have no idea if sexy time would hurt or not.

 
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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

Hi Stranger,

I can see the hormonal changes that go on during your cycle being enough to elevate your sexual interest, I have heard of many women who's uges go up and down, depending on the time of the month.

How much the cysts play a part in that, I am not sure. My suggestion would be to enjoy it when you feel good, and play it by ear when you have the cramps or pain.

Has your gyno given you any plan to deal with the cysts?

 
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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

I have not been to a doctor about this...hate to say it, but Google has been my doctor and when I searched what I was feeling, ovarian cysts were a result I saw the most and it seems what I feel is basically identical to most of the symptom lists I've seen. And from what I've read, when cysts cause symptoms, the most common are some aches and a late period, both of which I have.

I've had these ovary cramps before, but only this year have they begun making my period noticeably late. If they did it before, it was only by a couple days. Back in February, it was two weeks late and it looks like that may happen again this month.

But once my period comes to an end, so do the other symptoms. From what I gather, symptoms of ovarian cysts tend to flare up more around the time when a woman's period is going to begin.

Damn, though...I can't believe I'm going to say this, but having my sex drive be so much higher than usual can get annoying because no matter what I do, I will still be in the mood. Gah!

 
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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

I am going for 2 seperate tests in the next month due to discomfort & pain in my pelvis area.. I too have also felt that because of a crazy increase in sex drive in the last few years (i am 42yrs old) along with this discomfort probably indicates cysts or something...there has to be a fix for what is going on inside but I don't want to completely lose the drive. I can't shake feeling 'randy' all of the time. Nothing is really diminishing this. I thought the opposite would occur with cysts.. I will get back & note the results of the ultrasound & the other test. I was told by my doc at 16, that I had cysts..never had anything done about them. The doc said at the time that it was not necessary to remove them.

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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

Ovarian cysts are usually called PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) can make your body produce more male hormone or androgen.
So it is possible that it might increase your sex drive since male hormone testosterone is responsible for sex drive.
However,if that were the case,you may have some other undesirable male traits as well such as irregular periods,acne,hair thinning or loss,can't lose weight,deeper voice,enlarged clitoris,oily skin,or excessive hair growth in places you don't want hair (chin,nipples,etc)

 
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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

I've had similar experiences when my cysts acted up! Generally, something about the way they mess with your hormones seems to just do that to some people. It's the androgens. It certainly did to me, and would have been a nice (if slightly annoying) side effect to keep around forever if it wasn't for the horrible pain, too. It can also give you some less fun side effects from the same hormone increase such as increased body hair and in all the wrong places, patchy baldness, and weight gain in the belly rather than the hips/thighs/chest. Basically, what middle aged men go through! Sexy. In my case, I ended up needing to get the entire ovary removed.

I'm happy to say, however, that my drive hasn't gone away at all with the offending ovary and all of it's cysts gone...it just got somewhat "normalized" so I don't feel like an insatiable 12 year old boy anymore. However, I still have hair in weird spots and such so the hormone effects may linger even after the cystic ovary is removed. I doubt that would go away without hormone therapy.

 
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Re: Do ovarian cysts increase sex drive?

I was recently diagnosed with ovarian cysts and I have noticed boost in my sex drive its a bit annoying at times

 
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