A 30-year-old female asked:
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i had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. my stitches haven't dissolved all the way. can i still have sex?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Hysterectomy: Yes.
Answered on Sep 9, 2015
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Some doctors recommend waiting 8 weeks before resuming relations. You should probably ask your doctor. If you have sex, the sutures could cause you some pain and / or bleeding and would possibly increase the risk of infection.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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