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Canton, MS
A 45-year-old female asked:

After the nova sure ablation, when can i have sex? my nurse said 2 weeks, my doctor said 3 then on my discharge papers it said 6 weeks? i didn't have a baby or a hysterectomy!

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
2 weeks is fine: Usually after an ablation i tell patients to wait until the discharge stops or 2 weeks & then only if they feel comfortable. You're right, it's 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy. You are free to have intercourse much sooner, remember the ablation is not birth control so make sure you can't get pregnant!
Dr. David Adler
Obstetrics & Gynecology 30 years experience
2 weeks: I recommend no intercourse for two weeks, but if your physician said three, you should follow that instruction. There is no need to wait six weeks. Remember, there are alternatives to intercourse ;).

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