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How Long After Your Hysterectomy Do You Have To Wait To Have Sex
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. ...Read more
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more
After having lapascopic hysterectomy partial is 4 weeks long enough wait to have sex with my husband?
No: Ask your doctor for their recommendation. Minimum is 6 six weeks, maybe longer. Depends how the vaginal cuff was closed. ...Read more
Partial hysterectomy: It is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks, to allow for healing and prevent infection ...Read more
I had a full hysterectomy recently. Since then I noticed that I no longer wish to have sex. Is there any way to remedy this?
Incomplete info: It really matters what you mean by "full hysterectomy". Given that you are on tamoxifen, I am going to guess that your ovaries were removed to further decrease estrogen levels. This, combined with the side effects of tamoxifen could certainly be the cause of these changes. Given your likely complex history, please talk with your ob/gyn about options. ...Read more
No longer tender: Then safe to proceed.Get a more detailed answer ›
not until after: Your doctor has checked your vaginal cuff to make sure it is totally healed all the way which is usually at least 6-8 weeks at the least, you must have had a bad problem that the surgery couldn't have been done thru laparoscope of the da vinci robot, please ask your doc about when u can have intercourse. ...Read more
Healing: The body needs to heal. If you had a supracervical hysterectomy, the penis will be hitting the cervix, the remaining part of the uterus. If you had a total hysterectomy, you actually need to wait ten weeks to have sex. The vaginal cuff is delicate and needs time to heal. If you have sex to early, the penis can break right through the vaginal cuff and you will end up back in the operating room. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can I still have sex?
Cuff Dehiscence: Stitches are placed at the top of the vagina to close it. Stitches typically take 6 weeks to fully dissolve. While they are in place, the top of the vagina is more rigid. Anything in your vagina too soon can tear your vagina, called a vaginal cuff dehiscence. This leaves a hole through which your small intestine can fall. It's a serious situation that requires immediate surgery. ...Read more
Takes time: The vagina is made of delicate tissue. It takes 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago. Is it normal to have no desire to have sex? Or hard to have orgasms?
Biggest sex organ: The largest sex organ one possesses is not genital but the BRAIN! . If your ovaries were not removed or if they were removed and estrogen replaced then desire is a testosterone/brain/psychological issue. The only other physiologic concern would be ovaries that are still present but the blood supply has been compromised by surgery. Lack of desire post surgery is often a "wives tale" that is false. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If I had an hysterectomy does it mean the end of my sex drive and orgasms and ability to have intercourse?
I have been married for 7 months now and still can't have sex. I am thinking of getting a hysterectomy is that something I should look into?
Sex dysfunction: You should be talking to your gyn about this. Also consider talking to a therapist to see if there is a psychological reason for this issue. The decision to have a hysterectomy is not an easy one and should be made after alot of opinions. Consider mult opinions from gyn. ...Read more
Had a hysterectomy end of july everything went fine and healed fined but now that I have sex I bleed a lot and sometimes pass out what can be wrong?
You should not: Bleed to begin with. Seek a second opinion. ...Read more
It depends: As a former president once said, "it depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is." if you're just getting a little frisky, you're probably ok now but for penetration, you need to wait until you can't disrupt suture lines which is usually after six weeks. To be safe, ask your surgeon when s/he thinks it's ok! ...Read more
My boyfriend likes to have sex a lot I don't mind but I hurt a lot afterwards I had a hysterectomy a little over a year ago could I be having to much?
Dyspareunia: Pain on intercourse is not normal. You did not say what was painful or where. If your hysterectomy was accompanied by removal of the ovaries you may have some estrogen deficiency and not be lubricating appropriately. If this is not the cause, you should be examined thoroughly by an ob/gyn doctor. ...Read more
Had a hysterectomy in july healed fine but now when I have sex I bleed and in pain went to dr she said my fallipion tube fell? How do they fix this?
Surgeon: I doubt we can offer much here. The diagnosis you report makes no sense. I would hold the surgeon to a full explanation. Pain is not normal or expected. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy 11 months ago. Today after having intercourse with my husband I went to bathroom. I wiped pale pink blood the sex was not rough.
I had a hysterectomy five weeks ago. I was under the impression I could have sex after four weeks. We waited five to be safe. . I saw blood during sex. Not as much as a period but enough that I had to change the sheets. Is something wrong?
I had a hysterectomy two years ago and hadn't had sex. Two days ago I had intercourse and now it burns and I am bleeding everytime I pee. What could be?
May have UTI...:
For your conditions, the discomfort may result from intercourse-related irritation, but it's important to check out if you have infection. If blood in urine persists even after confirming no uti, you need to see urologist to make sure that your bladder is okay.
If still in doubt, see, talk, and work with experts timely.
Best wish. .. ...Read more
Had a vaginal hysterectomy a week ago and since my IUD was removed I was extremely horney. What will happen if u have sex a week after surgery?
Can do harm: Sex so soon after a vaginal hysterectomy might disrupt the sutures at the apex of your vagina, and it also might increase the risk of infection after surgery. Wait to have penetrating intercourse until you've gotten clearance from your doctor - it can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely. In the meantime, you can make love without any penetration (touching externally, or oral). ...Read more
I had a c-section along with a hysterectomy removing everything but my ovaries 4 weeks ago. My incision is vertical, can I have intercourse now or should I wait the full 6 weeks?
Sex: I would speak with your doctor. My instincts would tell you to wait the full 6 weeks. Please speak with your surgeon. ...Read more
I am 32 n having horrible pain in my lower stomach I had a hysterectomy n 3 c sections I can't have sex cuz it hurts so bad I had andometresious help?
See Your Ob/Gyn: It sounds like you need a thorough physical evaluation & discussion with your ob/gyn. This could be a long road but it starts with a complete assessment first. ...Read more
I had a salpingo oopherectomy hysterectomy robotically 15 days ago due to polyps & pcosI returned to work on day 13 and I feel fine. Can I have sex?
Ask surgeon: It's great that you are already feeling so well but you still have a lot of healing to do on the inside. This is too early to resume sexual activity. Ask your surgeon when it will be safe when you are seen for your next post-op visit. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I had a partial hysterectomy 9 mo ago I still have my ovaries. Every time I have sex my stomach swells and hurts bad for at least 4hrs is that normal?
Not normal: Please see your doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more
I had hysterectomy & novasure endometrial ablation done 5 weeks ago, my doctor has not been specific as to when is safe to have sex. Is it safe now?
After the nova sure ablation, when can I have sex? My nurse said 2 weeks, my doctor said 3 then on my discharge papers it said 6 weeks? I didn't have a baby or a hysterectomy!
2 weeks is fine: Usually after an ablation I tell patients to wait until the discharge stops or 2 weeks & then only if they feel comfortable. You're right, it's 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy. You are free to have intercourse much sooner, remember the ablation is not birth control so make sure you can't get pregnant! ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy 9 days ago. My gyn/onc said I could have sex 2 weeks post op sooner if I felt able. I had uterus and cervix removed vaginally.
See your doctor: You should not be having pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Still healing: Most people would recommend that you avoid intercourse during this time period until your follow up visit. If it is spotting that can be normal as the cuff heals. Anything more than spotting, or any other pain should be evaluated. ...Read more
Not normal: U may have vagina dryness- may need vaginal hormones, may have scar tissue against the vaginal cuff, may have other issues please see your gyn. ...Read more
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