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Three weeks post op hysterectomy, can I have oral sex?

Three weeks post op hysterectomy, can I have oral sex?

Most likely: While all doctors have different opinions on recovery and activities after surgery, there is little data to suggest that oral would have any negative effect on you at 3 weeks after hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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I'm 3 weeks post op a hysterectomy and I'm cramping and bleeding - is this normal?

I'm 3 weeks post op a hysterectomy and I'm cramping and bleeding - is this normal?

Absolutely not!: Any kind of bleeding, more abdominal pain, or things that seem abnormal could be a sign of complications of surgery. When uterus was removed (hysterectomy), top of the vagina was sewn shut. Unless there is a problem, there should be no bleeding from your vagina. Danger signs = weakness, fainting, paleness, fever, or a very tender belly should mean a trip to the er. Call your surgeon asap! ...Read more

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Is clitoral stimulation safe 3 weeks post op with hysterectomy? My main concern is, is it safe to use lubrication or saliva with oral sex.

Is clitoral stimulation safe 3 weeks post op with hysterectomy? My main concern is, is it safe to use lubrication or saliva with oral sex.

Yes: I would still ask your doctor his advice. Was it a total or supracervical hysterectomy. Is the vaginal cuff now completely closed? What advice did he give you when you left the hospital. ...Read more

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Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Ask the surgeon: The restrictions that your surgeon gave you post op for the length of time that you should not insert anything into the vagina should also apply to anal sex. Typically surgeons recommend 4-6 weeks without intercourse or any foreign objects in the vagina. If your surgeon recommended longer or shorter, then that same length of time applies to anal sex. ...Read more

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How common is it to still have pain 3 weeks post abdominal hysterectomy op.?

How common is it to still have pain 3 weeks post abdominal hysterectomy op.?

Yes: You may require more than 3 weeks to recover fully from an abdominal hysterectomy. If your pain is gradually decreasing, it is probably normal. ...Read more

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Two weeks post-op hysterectomy burning severe pain radiating to my back and side?

Two weeks post-op hysterectomy burning severe pain radiating to my back and side?

See your doctor: Give your gyn's office a call and ask to be seen asap. If they can't get you in and the pain is severe, I would recommend going to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have flu like symptoms 5 weeks post op hysterectomy?

Is it normal to have flu like symptoms 5 weeks post op hysterectomy?

Definitely not: If your symptoms have been ongoing for the last 5 weeks, then I would think that indeed the surgery is somehow related to these symptoms. I would recommend that you see an infectious diseases doctor who can help figure this out. There are other potential causes for flu like symptoms that may not relate to the hysterectomy- but I would probably start there. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks post op hysterectomy. I've been having pains on the right side of my belly button. Sometimes it hurts for my shirt to even touch my stomac?

See surgeon: This is not normal and you need to consult the surgeon to see what may be causing this pain. It could be from scar tissue or infection. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. See your primary care doctor if you cannot get in to see the surgeon soon. ...Read more

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8 weeks post op hysterectomy everything but ovaries. Breasts swell and hurt ALL THE TIME. Not just with ovulation. Normal? Permanent? Why??!

8 weeks post op hysterectomy everything but ovaries. Breasts swell and hurt ALL THE TIME. Not just with ovulation. Normal? Permanent? Why??!

Contact your surgeon: Even though your ovaries are still present, the amount of circulating hormone may be disproportionate with estrogen only being secreted. This happens when ovulation is not ongoing and able to produce progesterone to balance the "equation" resulting in breast swelling. Contact your GYN surgeon and find out what is going on in your case. ...Read more

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I am going on 3 weeks post op. I had a davinci robotic assist hysterectomy. They left my ovaries. Tonight when I bump my stomach it hurts. Normal?

I am going on 3 weeks post op. I had a davinci robotic assist hysterectomy. They left my ovaries. Tonight when I bump my stomach it hurts. Normal?

Yes: What's bumping your stomach? You hit something against it? Usually after a laparascopic hysterectomy, the recovery time is fast but the incision still takes time to heal (4-6 weeks) and you can have pain during this time. ...Read more

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Is light bleeding 2 weeks post op from hysterectomy normal?

Is light bleeding 2 weeks post op from hysterectomy normal?

Probably: Spotting and light bleeding can occur for several weeks after a hysterectomy. It can also come and go day by day. If it is as heavy as a period, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Orange discharge after hysterectomy. 5 weeks post op?

Probably benign: That is not terribly abnormal. If it persists you should see you surgeon for a pelvic exam. The vaginal cuff incision can form granulation tissue that will cause persistent bleeding - that is easy to treat. ...Read more

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What is abnormal bleeding post-op from hysterectomy and anterior and posterior repair?

Please call your GY: If u are worried enough to ask that here, u need t call the doc who did the surgery to discuss with that doc, anything more than minor spotting I do not consider normal. ...Read more

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How long after hysterectomy can it take for vaginal cuff stitches to dissolve? I'm 11 1/2 weeks post op and still have some.

Depends: That can partly depend on the type of suture that was used with your hysterectomy. The most common types are usually pretty much dissolved by 90 days. However, if you are not having any bleeding or irregular discharge, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I had a total vaginal hysterectomy august 9th. I feel normal. Am I completely healed now? What are the do's and dont's at this post op stage?

Call your surgeon: The answers that I might give may or may not be what your surgeon who actually did the surgery may give, because he/she is aware of any complications. Give them a call. ...Read more

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Post-op lavh (hysterectomy) 10 weeks, still in constant pain, should I be concerned?

Not normal: By 10 weeks after an lavh you should be pretty much back to normal. Constant pain should not be present. Some people do take longer to heal, but this is not normal. You may have another cause of pain (intestinal, bladder conditions, etc). Need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am 2.5 weeks post op (full hysterectomy except right ovary) - how long do I have to wait to have an orgasm without penetration?

I am 2.5 weeks post op (full hysterectomy except right ovary) - how long do I have to wait to have an orgasm without penetration?

Depends: Have you had a routine 2 week post operative check? If everything was normal at that visit then you can have an orgasm. Typically, doctors like to examine you 2 weeks after surgery to check for any problems (fevers, signs of infection). For a major surgery like you had, I usually recommend waiting 4 weeks before penetration intercourse. Masturbation/orgasm is fine now if you have no problems. ...Read more

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I am post op a total hysterectomy and am so bloated that I have gained 10 lbs during the operation. Is this normal? I am about 28 hours post op

Swelling: An operation is a traumatic event. Controlled, but traumatic. The body responds to injury by swelling, and abdominal surgery can affect the whole body even though the actual injury is only in the abdomen. Therefore, all organs if the body can "swell", and that retained fluid can increase you weight. It should better within the next week it so. If you think something is wrong, call your surgeon! ...Read more

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5 days post-op divinci hysterectomy. I am not experiencing any pain at the 5 small insertion sites but am experiencing pain in right groin (10) tx?

Unknown: Most likely from being in stirrups for some time during your surgery. But anytime you have problems after surgery it is imperative that you get answers from your surgeon who knows the particulars of your case. Otherwise significant complications may be missed. ...Read more

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Hi, can I have sex at six weeks post op abdominal hysterectomy?

Hi, can I have sex at six weeks post op abdominal hysterectomy?

Yes: Most likely you can just make sure you have had a post operative exam by your gynecologist to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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Sharp pain after khole s-total hysterectomy 1 week post op...near incision lower mid One. Not constant but double ova a times, have been ok till now?

Prob ok: With that type of hyster you have a deep layer stitch just under the belly button to prevent you getting a hernia. this can cause some irritation until it dissolves, and some blood seeped into the surrounding tissue causes irritation. It will dissolve. Be gentle in your activity. You can use a low setting heating pad alternating with some ice if it bothers you, or just some motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Hi, I’m 5 weeks in post op (Abdominal hysterectomy) there’s 1 internal dissolving stitch from hysterectomy sticking out of wound?

Hi, I’m 5 weeks in post op (Abdominal hysterectomy) there’s 1 internal dissolving stitch from hysterectomy sticking out of wound?

OK: Not to worry, as long as you do not have undue pain, redness, swelling. Let you surgeon know, he/she will most likely have you to to the office and see what is going on. The end sticking out may be snipped at the office visit. ...Read more

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I had left side pelvic pain from adnomyosis was treated by hysterectomy. 5 weeks post op pain on left during sonogram. Normal? Will it go away?

I had left side pelvic pain from adnomyosis was treated by hysterectomy. 5 weeks post op pain on left during sonogram. Normal? Will it go away?

Fibrosis: Post-operative pain can happen after any abdominal procedures, and usually represents fibrous adhesions that cause pain with stretching. I would discuss this with your surgeon and get a thorough exam to rule out other causes ...Read more

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5wks post op total abd hysterectomy today peeing a little every 5 min with little blood and tissue in urine. Burning at the end of flow. What's wrong?

5wks post op total abd hysterectomy today peeing a little every 5 min with little blood and tissue in urine. Burning at the end of flow. What's wrong?

See surgeon ASAP...: Go to see your surgeon ASAP so to assure no UTI, no poor bladder emptying, no poor urine-holding ability, even no surgical complication, etc. How to get these sort out correctly is not that hard by following instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain idea & insight on how to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more