A 35-year-old member asked:
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how long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
6 weeks: The usual recommendation is to avoid vaginal intercourse, or anything in the vagina for 6 weeks. This allows the stitches at the top of the vagina to heal properly. Clitoral stimulation, if it is comfortable, is safe before 6 weeks. Orgasm, because it causes contraction of pelvic muscles, may pull on healing tissue and might be uncomfortable in the weeks after pelvic surgery.
Answered on Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience Gynecology
6 weeks: If the entire uterus is taken at the time of hysterectomy, then there is an incision at the top of the vagina that needs to heal for 6 full weeks before having sex. If the cervix was left in place during hysterectomy then it may be possible to have sex 2 weeks after a hysterectomy.
Answered on Dec 29, 2016
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
When comfortable: If there is no penetration and you are not disturbing any sutures, it should be safe whenever you are comfortable.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
No: ask your doctor for their recommendation. minimum is 6 six weeks, maybe longer. depends how the vaginal cuff was closed.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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Partial hysterectomy: it is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks, to allow for healing and prevent infection
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your surgeon: It depends on the manner in which the uterus was removed. Laparascopic, vaginal only approaches, and davinci robotic surgeries all have different rec ... Read More

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