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A 49-year-old male asked:

My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. why?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Doubtful: Unilateral salpingo-oopherectomy is not a treatment for ovarian cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
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 hysterectomy (unless she wants more children), then it is recommended to wait six weeks for the top of the vagina to heal. I recommend that your wife see a gynecologic oncologist (a doctor specifically trained to treat women with reproductive cancers).

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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