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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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