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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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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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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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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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