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How long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

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

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After having lapascopic hysterectomy partial is 4 weeks long enough wait to have sex with my husband?

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

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How long does my girlfriend have to wait to have sex after partial hysterectomy?

How long does my girlfriend have to wait to have sex after partial hysterectomy?

Partial hysterectomy: It is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks, to allow for healing and prevent infection ...Read more

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How long after having a hysterectomy can someone have sex?

How long after having a hysterectomy can someone have sex?

6 weeks: You should have a post operative exam about 6 weeks after surgery and at that point, your doctor will examine your vagina to be sure the stitches have healed enough to have sex. If the cervix was not removed, you may be able to have sex sooner. ...Read more

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Why does wife say she has to wait 6wks to have sex after a hysterectomy?

Opening of wound: Dr. Vanko's answer may sound dramatic, but vaginal penetration before the vagina has fully healed can cause the incision at the top of the vagina to open and intestine to slip into the vagina.
I saw this in our emergency room last week. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long do I wait for sexual intercourse after abdominal hysterectomy?

How long do I wait for sexual intercourse after abdominal hysterectomy?

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

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How long after an abdominal hysterectomy can I have sex, masturbate and or oral sex?

How long after an abdominal hysterectomy can I have sex, masturbate and or oral sex?

4 weeks: Most recommendations are to wait for 4 weeks after a hysterectomy before having sex with penetration. If you do not have penetration with other types of sexual stimulation, it is likely safe after only a few days. ...Read more

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Why can't you have sex for 6 weeks after a partial robotic hysterectomy?

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

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I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can I still have sex?

I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can I still have sex?

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. ...Read more

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What could happin if u have sex 2 weeks after a hysterectomy?

What could happin if u have sex 2 weeks after a hysterectomy?

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

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Why can't you have sex for 6 weeks after a robotic partial hysterectomy?

Takes time: The vagina is made of delicate tissue. It takes 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy a month ago today is it ok to have sex?

I had a partial hysterectomy a month ago today is it ok to have sex?

Sex after hyst: I would not have sex until at least 6 weeks after your surgery. In addition, you should see your surgeon before starting exercise or sex. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago. Is it normal to have no desire to have sex? Or hard to have orgasms?

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

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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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Is it safe have sex 2 weeks after an a abdominal hysterectomy?

Is it safe have sex 2 weeks after an a abdominal hysterectomy?

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

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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?

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

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Had lap hysterectomy done w only one ovary left bout 3 weeks ago? When is it k to have sex?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 11 months ago. Today after having intercourse with my husband I went to bathroom. I wiped pale pink blood the sex was not rough.

Minor problem: There is probably a simple answer. Some people have atrophy and require some vaginal estrogen. Other times there is a surgical reaction called granulation tissue which can be treated easily in the office. Make an appointment with your gynecologist! ...Read more

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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 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?

Likely: Likely nothing is wrong, however you need to let your doctor know what happened. He/she may want to examine you and check for possible infection or other post op complications. If you have a fever, continued bleeding, or pain seek medical care immediately.
Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding the first time you have sex after a total hysterectomy?

Is it normal to have vaginal bleeding the first time you have sex after a total hysterectomy?

No: No it is not. How soon after the surgery did not have sexual intercourse? You do have to wait for a period of time so the incisions can heal properly. Speak with the doctor who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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!

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

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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.

Not common: Very few surgeons would recommend resumption of vaginal intercourse that soon after a hysterectomy. The norm is 4 weeks and many doctors recommend 6 or 8 weeks. The risk forserious problems would be quite high by resuming sex that early. ...Read more

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I had hysterectomy 5 weeks ago had intercourse now I see blood should I be concerned?

I had hysterectomy 5 weeks ago had intercourse now I see blood should I be concerned?

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

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Why do I have pain during sexual intercourse after hysterectomy?

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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Pain after intercourse ad bleeding. Had hysterectomy 10 years ago?

Go to the doctor: This could be something very serious. Please get to your gynecologist urgently. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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