May 6, 2004 at 4:24 PM CDT - Updated June 27 at 3:50 AM
Many women have had hysterectomies, but there's one side effect that you may not be prepared for – a low sex drive. But there's hope. A little hormone boost maybe just the thing you need.
If you've had a hysterectomy and suffer from a low sex drive, doctor's say a new hormone patch may help -- if it is approved by the FDA. The thin, transparent testosterone patch releases a low dose of natural testosterone.
The good news is that the patch is worn on your stomach. The bad news, there are side effects – mainly, skin reactions, upper respiratory infections and headaches.