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how long to wait for sex after oophorectomy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
4-6 weeks: Typically women can resume all "normal" actvities in about 4-6 weeks. Remember that if both ovaries are removed, the sudden drop in homones can resul ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Sex after surgery: That depends totally upon the pain from your incisions. Once the pain is gone then sex is fine as long as there is no incision in the vagina. If there ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on patient: If your procedure was done laparoscopically, you may feel comfortable resuming sex in a week or two. If you had an open procedure with a larger incis ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
OOPHORECTOMY: I would ask him. It seem a little excessive and he may have been missunderstood.
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doubtful: Unilateral salpingo-oopherectomy is not a treatment for ovarian cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Ovarian cancer: What you are describing is not a standard treatment for ovarian cancer. If she had a debulking or staging for ovarian cancer which includes a hysterec ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It depends/hours: It's likely to take several hours unless there are complications.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
1 to 2 weeks: A prophylactic oophorectomy done by minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery should require no more than 1 to 2 weeks before you can be back to your no ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Why: This should be done laparoscopically and if straight forward 20 minutes for the docs part.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
At least 6 weeks: We usually say about 6 weeks, but healing continues even after that. Only your doctor will be able to clear you for activities based on how you are h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
How?: The answer depends on how this surgery was done. A big abdominal incision, or using a laparoscopy.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foti Chronopoulos
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Just Be Careful: Although sex in and of itself will not hurt you, it is important that you heal from your incisions. You may want to give it another week. It's not wor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
6 weeks: It generally takes 6 weeks for healing to be complete.
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