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How long do I need to wait to have sex once I have given birth?

How long do I need to wait to have sex once I have given birth?

6 weeks: In general, we want you to wait for 6 weeks until having sex. The cervix is still open and bacteria can get into the uterus where it can cause infection. At your 6 week check up after delivery, your doctor will examine you and determine if you should wait longer. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

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


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How long do I have to wait to have sex after taking antibiotics?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after taking antibiotics?

Were the antibiotics: ....For a sexually transmitted disease? If so, wait until the antibiotic course is finished and your symptoms have gone away, then resume sex (with protection) when you're feeling up to it. If the antibiotics were for an unrelated complaint, then resume having sex after you have finished the course and are no longer contagious. In either case, please have sex with protection only. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after giving birth vaginally, to have sex again?

How long do I have to wait after giving birth vaginally, to have sex again?

Once in the mood and: If you are healthy, had a normal pregnancy, normal delivery , normal postpartum course and your lochia is minimal or negligible, there is no contraindication to "having sex" whenever you and your partner are in the mood. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after metronidazole gel?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after metronidazole gel?

Don't: Do not have sexual intercourse while you are using Metronidazole vaginal gel. It can damage condoms and may result in keeping the infection untreated. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after taking rifampin to get pregnant?

How long do I have to wait after taking rifampin to get pregnant?

Maybe a week: The question is why are you on rifampin? The drug is eliminated relatively quickly (half of it gone every 5-6 hours), so should be gone in a few days - a week to be sure. If you have tb, you need to be cured before pregnancy preferably. If you have leprosy or brucellosis, cure would be really good, too. Otherwise, the drug itself should be gone within a week. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sex after completing my UTI treatment?

How long do I have to wait to have sex after completing my UTI treatment?

You should have: asked the person who treated your UTI how long to wait. It matters some, why you were treated, and perhaps you and your partner should be treated at the same time. Was this your first urinary infection or is it a recurrent problem? ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sexual intercourse after taking gardisil?

How long do I have to wait to have sexual intercourse after taking gardisil?

Protection delay: It takes the body 2-3 weeks to develop protective antibody to a vaccine. This would apply to the gardisil. The first dose would start the process, but long term protection would require completion of the series. You can/will have sex when you do, but do not expect the protection to be available before that interval. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after beginning birth control to have unprotected sex?

How long do I have to wait after beginning birth control to have unprotected sex?

1 cycle: Just to be absolutely safe, i recommend to my patients that they use another source such as condems until they have completed 1 pack. However, if you start the 1st sunday after your last period you are safe realistically after 1 week. ...Read more

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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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How long do I have to wait to have unprotected sex after taking doxycycline for clamydia?

How long do I have to wait to have unprotected sex after taking doxycycline for clamydia?

Seven Days: Doxycycline is an old fashioned treatment for Chlamydia. Azithromycin is more commonly used today. With Azithromycin the one dose treatment is effective at 48 hours. Doxcycyline must be taken at least seven days to be effective. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have unprotected sex while being on nuvaring?

How long do I have to wait to have unprotected sex while being on nuvaring?

That depends: 'insert NuvaRing on the 1st day of your cycle, (i.e., the first day of menstrual bleeding). Nuvaring will work immediately, it is not necessary to use an additional contraceptive method. You may also start on day 2 to 5 of your cycle, but in this case make sure you use an extra method of birth control (barrier method), such as male condoms or spermicide for the first 7 days of NuvaRing use.'. ...Read more

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Hi, I just finished amoxicillin for a sinus infection yesterday. I have been taking birth control. How long do I need to wait to have sex again safely?

Hi, I just finished amoxicillin for a sinus infection yesterday. I have been taking birth control. How long do I need to wait to have sex again safely?

It is recommended: that you wait at least 1 week from the time you finished the antibiotics. You also could use a condom, which will give you added protection now. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait until I have sex after a fibroid surgery?

How long do I need to wait until I have sex after a fibroid surgery?

Ask your surgeon: Depends on the type of surgery but minimally 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I have to wait after nuvaring insertion until I can have sex?

How do I have to wait after nuvaring insertion until I can have sex?

It depends...: One can have sex at anytime, but in order to get protection from pregnancy, follow the instructions on the NuvaRing website. If NuvaRing is inserted on the first day of the menstrual cycle (first day of bleeding), protection starts right away. If inserted at any other time during the cycle, protection may not be effective for the first 7 days after inserting the NuvaRing (so add a condom, etc...). ...Read more

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After taking antibiotics for a UTI how long do you have to wait to have sex?

UTI vs STD: Just clarifying that your asking about sexual activity after treatment for a UTI (and not an std), right? And voiding after intercourse is more important than voiding before activity. (in cases of an std, there should be no "activity" until after both ("all") parties have been treated.). ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after SVT ablation to have sex?

How long do you have to wait after SVT ablation to have sex?

Go for it: Generally speaking, if the ablation worked, it worked. Sexual activity is no better or worse than any other activity for your heart and if you go back into abnormal rhythm, you would have soon anyway. Just wait a couple of days after your procedure before engaging any activity which puts strain on the groin to avoid bleeding or oozing at the puncture sites where the sheaths were inserted. Enjoy! ...Read more

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