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How Soon Is It Safe To Masturbate After A Vaginal Hysterectomy
Is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy? What will it feel like without uterine contractions?
Masterbation: Masterbation should feel the same. Uterine contraction plays little if any role in the sensory experience of orgasm. Pelvic muscles contract during orgasm to produce the "contractile feel". Less than 3% of all women require the uterus to achieve orgasm as it is clitoral stimulation that "works". A supracervical hysterectomy may be done if one can only orgasm with vaginal penetration. ...Read more
Had vaginal hysterectomy with anterior/posterior repair, 5 weeks ago. Is it safe to vacuum rugs and do mild gardening and gentle yoga exercises?
Probably: Probably. But check with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
When comfortable: When you feel comfortable enough to do it. No set time limit. ...Read more
Yes: 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. Call your doctor if you have any bleeding or discharge. Wait to have sex until you've gotten clearance from your doctor - it can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more
Right away: There is no danger with external/clitoral stimulation almost immediately if you feel up to it. The precaution is not to insert anything vaginally, and certainly not deep because the cuff where the uterus was removed needs to heal. Placing anything into the vagina can rip open the sutures. Otherwise there are really no issues. ...Read more
My job I'm required to lift 20 lbs or more plus I stand all day. Is it ok to return to this 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy?
Should be okay: Six weeks is a usual amount of time for healing after a surgery like a vaginal hysterectomy. As long as you're not bleeding and not in pain and as long as you have seen your doctor for a postoperative appointment to ensure that there weren't complications, there should be no problem with heavy lifting and standing as needed for work. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Varies: After an uncomplicated vaginal hysterectomy most women should be able to drive within 3 to 4 days and some even sooner. ...Read more
Yes, anything is: Possible, but some things are not advisable. It depends on a lot of things, but I would not advise you to do it. Ask your doctor who knows much more about you for specific advice. ...Read more
Yes: It is a neat procedure done on an outpatient basis. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and the post op recovery is quite rapid. ...Read more
This is a difficult one to put into a message, but typically you place 2 to 3 laparoscopic prots, then you ligate and divide the round ligament. Take down the bladder flap surgically. Then separate the ovaries from the uterus. Continue ligating and dividing down to the level of the uterosacral ligaments.
Then proceed vaginally. Enter into the anterior and poste. That's all I get for one msg. ...Read more
Yes but minimal: Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy or laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy is not painless. But, the majority of the pain comes from the small incisions in the abdominal wall, which is usually very easily controlled with oral pain medications. Most women go home in less than 24 hours after an lavh. ...Read more
Not too bad: When you arrive at the hospital, they will start an IV and possibly give you some pre-op medications. The surgeon and anesthesia will talk to you and answer your questions. Then they will take you to the surgery room where you will be put to sleep. When you wake up, you will be a bit sore and may have some nausea. You will be given medication for this. When you are ready you will be sent home ...Read more
Is a clear discharge normal 3 and a half weeks after vaginal hysterectomy? Bloody discharge stopped 2 days ago
I'm 8 weeks post total vaginal hysterectomy and I'm having unusual white stringy discharge. Is this a normal part of healing?
Possibly.: However, if it's persistent and there is a lot, it won't hurt to give your surgeon a call and see if he or she would like to take a look to make sure there's no infection. Take care! ...Read more
3 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior and anterior repair. I know I'm not supposed to pull, tug lift etc but can I put my own socks on?
Yes you can: Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not you can baith put your clothes on and yes you can put your socks on as well. ...Read more
Yes: Hysterectomies are very common procedures. Many doctors, but not all, feel comfortable removing the uterus through the vagina. It is a great way to have the surgery that is less invasive then an abdominal procedure, results in less pain and risks with a quicker recovery. Talk to your doctor about all the options, pros and cons. ...Read more
No visible scar: A circular incision is made around the cervix through the vaginal wall. The abdominal cavity is entered between the rectum and cervix through the vagina. The bladder is separated from the cervix. The arteries feeding the uterus are tied off and cut. The uterus is delivered through the vagina. The ligaments supporting the uterus and cervix are reattached to the vagina. The vagina is closed. ...Read more
Many: In the short term, a small amount of spotting and discharge are normal - as well as some degree of discomfort (pain). In the long term there may be many benefits, but the primary side effect is that you will never have any uterine bleeding - which is good. It is difficult to answer this question without knowing why the vaginal hysterectomy is needed. ...Read more
Same as any surgery: The risks include bleeding, infection, damage to bowel bladder and adjacent organs, pain, postoperative bleeding, failure to cure pain, scar formation, need for additional surgery. In the case of the lavh - there would be the risk of needing open abdominal surgery as well. ...Read more
Varies: Vaginal hysterectomy is generally much less painful than an abdominal hysterectomy because there is no incision in the abdomen. Most of the pain from surgery comes from the skin incisions, with a vaginal surgery the only incision is at the top of the vagina and there are few pain receptors locted there - hence much less pain. ...Read more
A defect, not a tear: The healing of a vaginal cuff after vaginal hysterectomy is not always predictable or may not be complete or smooth for several weeks after surgery. A defect in the vaginal scar may on occasions occur without symptoms but it would be rather unlikely although not impossible that a "cuff tear" would take place without bleeding ". ...Read more
I had a vaginal hysterectomy almost 5 weeks ago is it ok to have oral sex as long as nothing goes inside.
You can try having usual sex, if it does not hurt, it should be safe.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Hi I have a vaginal hysterectomy a year ago, now when I have intercouse with my husband I had a bad smell, what can I do?
Bacterial vaginosis?: See a Gyn specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi there I was wondering what I can do with an inability to lose weight after a partial vaginal hysterectomy that was January 9th 2012.
Don't stop trying.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
I had a total vaginal hysterectomy august 9th. I feel normal. Am I completely healed now? What are the do's and dont's at this post op stage?
Pain: Scar tissue formation is very common after surgery. Sometimes, scar tissue (adhesions) will cause pain and other times will not. If you have no pain, then there is no need to do anything. However, scar tissue is less likely to form after vaginal hysterectomy than abdominal hysterectomy. Please see your doctor if you are having any issues. ...Read more
Safe and efficient s: The laparoscope allows excellent visibility inside the abdomen for releasing the uterus (and ovaries as appropriate) before proceeding with the vaginal portion of the hysterectomy. Many studies show fewer complications with lavh compared to an abdominal hysterectomy or a vaginal hysterectomy. There is the additional benefit of inspecting the abdominal cavity before and after the hysterectomy. ...Read more
What is the age range of women who have laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh) performed?
Could be any age: The nice thing about an lavh is that it can usually be performed on anyone requiring a hysterectomy - regardless of age. I have performed lavh on women up to 94 years of age. There would not be a minimum age - most women are going to recover more quickly and easily from an lavh than from an abdominal hysterectomy. One great benefit is the lower complication rate compared to abdominal or vaginal. ...Read more
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