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8 months post op total hysterectomy. Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

8 months post op total hysterectomy.  Sex causes instant severe lower abdominal pain. Why?

Call yourGYN surgeon: You need to call your GYN surgeon and make an appointment so that the area can be examined to find out why. ...Read more

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


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Had robotic hysterectomy & had sex @4 weeks. Now having a bloody discharge. Not a lot but enough where i can tell what it is..Whats could this be?

Had robotic hysterectomy  & had sex @4 weeks. Now having a bloody discharge. Not a lot but enough where i can tell what it is..Whats could this be?

Vaginal cuff: The vaginal cuff is an area where the walls of the vagina were sutured closed after the cervix was removed at your surgery. New granulation tissue is "sealing the seam' and may have been disrupted during sex. Call you gyn surgeon and go in to be examined to see if that is the case. Sometimes this area can be cauterized in office with a silver nitrate stick. ...Read more

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What could happen if the vaginal cuff wall was disrupted. After a robitic hysterectomy by having sex. What are the side affects?

What could happen if the vaginal cuff wall was disrupted.   After a robitic hysterectomy by having sex. What are the side affects?

Need rapair: The vaginal cuff would need to be repaired, usually in the operating room. A laparoscopy may be necessary at the same time to help examine and possibly to replace the bowel. ...Read more

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After hysterectomy when having sex especially with partner or my own secretions I'm raw,blood red and feels like liquid fire has been poured inside.

After hysterectomy when having sex especially with partner or my own secretions I'm raw,blood red and feels like liquid fire has been poured inside.

S/p hysterectomy: if recent may be healing skin/infection, if > 6 weeks may be some infection but vaginal dryness as well especially if they removed ovaries. truy astroglide or estrogen creams ( do not use estrogen if had hysterectomy for cancer) http://www.webmd.com/menopause/low-dose-vaginal-estrogen-for-dryness-and-atrophy f/u with doc and check for infection scarring, adhesions ...Read more

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How does having a hysterectomy when young affect sex desire?

How does having a hysterectomy when young affect sex desire?

It doesn't: If you have a healthy sex drive before a hysterectomy, you should have a healthy sex drive afterwards. For some women it is even better, knowing they will not have pain due to endometriosis or fibroids, and they can't accidentally get pregnant. If, however, the ovaries are removed, changes in hormones including decreased testosterone can occur with possible decreased sex drive. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait for external sex following hysterectomy?

When comfortable: If there is no penetration and you are not disturbing any sutures, it should be safe whenever you are comfortable. ...Read more

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Where does sperm go during sex after hysterectomy?

In vagina or leaks: Not much different to before hysterectomy, except cervix is missing ; thus no sperm go further than upper end of vagina. Sperm/semen then leaks or is washed out. ...Read more

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Bleeding 2 weeks after a hysterectomy and i had sex?

Not a surprise: Most recommendations are to wait 4 weeks before having sex. The top of the vagina would not have been completely healed and the sex would be expected to cause some spotting or bleeding. Your risk for a pelvic infection is quite high as well. ...Read more

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