A 35-year-old member asked:
how long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Denise Elser answered
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
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson answered
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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