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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 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
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
24 hours: 24 hours after your last dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No wait: If you and your partner were treated, then you don't have to wait. ...Read more
BC ?: If condoms you are fine immediately as it would be for an IUD. If the "pill", most suggest a month using a backup BC until the body adapts to the med. The brochure that comes with the pill may suggest it works sooner, but I wouldn't bet on it in all cases. When you post on this site it helps if you provide more information so we can focus the answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Ask your surgeon: Depends on the type of surgery but minimally 6 weeks. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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