A 30-year-old female asked:
i had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. my stitches haven't dissolved all the way. can i still have sex?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Rifat Naghmi answered
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Answered on Sep 9, 2015
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
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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