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Is it safe to have anal sex after rectocele repair?

Is it safe to have anal sex after rectocele repair?

I would not: I wouldn't do that.

Talk to your surgeon.

There are 3 different approaches for rectocele repair. Depends on your approach, however i'd caution you not to and speak with your surgeon. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Is anal sex safe after recovery from rectocele repair?

Is anal sex safe after recovery from rectocele repair?

Perhaps not: Anal sex could result in recurrence of the rectocele as well as damage to the repaired area. ...Read more

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I had rectocele repair one year ago. No problems since but was wondering whether anal sex is something I shouldn't try?

I had rectocele repair one year ago. No problems since but was wondering whether anal sex is something I shouldn't try?

Definitely: I can not condone anal sex, especially in view of the surgical repair you have had. Severe trauma could occur including recurrence or worse, loss of control to variable degrees or infection by some nasty diseases. The anus was designed as an exit not an entrance. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or anal sex?

Is there anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or anal sex?

Bad genes.: Genetic predisposition, chronic constipation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (coughing), asthma, diabetes mellitus and multiple childbirths can lead to rectocele. I am not aware of any studies to suggest that anal intercourse is a risk factor. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or excesive anal sex?

Please let me know if there is anything that can cause a woman to have a rectocele besides child birth or excesive anal sex?

Rectocele: Chronic constipation or inflammatory bowel disease are also causes of rectoceles in your age group. It is important to have a complete physical exam, including a good rectal exam. Increase both the amount of fiber and fluids you consume, as even if this is not the cause of your problem, it will certainly help symptomatically. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex after a ileostomy?

Is it safe to have anal sex after a ileostomy?

Unrelated: Ileostomy is unrelated to the anus. Anal sex can injure the tissues of the anus. Condoms, when used properly, can help protect against sexually transmitted disease (STD), but they are not 100% effective. ...Read more

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I delivered 3 weeks ago and was wondering is it okay and safe to have anal sex?

I delivered 3 weeks ago and was wondering is it okay and safe to have anal sex?

No: It takes tremendous patience to successfully raise a child. Just follow the Ob-Gyn doctor's advice on when it is ok to have vaginal sex again. If wanting another baby next year, don't need birth control. Otherwise, follow the doctor's advice on birth control. Anal sex is not safe. Anuses are designed for pooping only. Patience. And, more patience. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex). Any precautions to be taken before dng it. Me n my wife want to try it.

Is it safe to have anal sex). Any precautions to be taken before dng it. Me n my wife want to try it.

Use a condom: If you are really sure your wife wants to try it, you should use a condom to avoid getting any kind of infection. Be gentle, don't force your way in, wait for your wife's anal muscle's to relax. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?

Is it safe to have anal sex while pregnant?

Not recommended.: Pregnancy leads to an increase in the venous pressure around the rectum, which is why many women get hemorrhoids. Anal sex can irritate that, leading to more hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Also, anal sex can lead to a release of bacteria in the bloodstream which could cause preterm labor. If you are considering this after pelvic rest for cervical bleeding or previa, it's not a safe alternative. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

Is it safe to have anal sex if you have hemorrhoids?

If you had a: Painful or large hemorrhoid than anal receptive sex may be painful. Friction against a friable hemorrhoid might lead to bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex?

Anal Sex: Common: Yes. Simple as that. Now the particulars. This common sexual activity is used world wide to one, avoid pregnancy, and two as part of a sexual life between partners of all sexual persuasions.

The joy of sex and the joy of gay sex are two books that you may want to read to get some idea on how to accomplish this sexual act.

Please do not forget that there are stds and anal sex is one area common. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex immediately after a vaginal intercourse?

Is it safe to have anal sex immediately after a vaginal intercourse?

Better than reverse: If it is not causing any pain, and you don't have any vaginal infection, then anal sex after vaginal sex is not likely to be a problem. Go slow, use lots of high quality lube such as pjur or astroglide, be gentle and stop if it hurts! Having anal sex before vaginal sex is likely to cause a severe vaginal infection, so don't go back to the vagina until after you have cleaned up with soap and water. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex if you have internal hemorrhoids?

Is it safe to have anal sex if you have internal hemorrhoids?

Depends: It really depends on how bad hemmorids are. If any pain or bleeding then no. If any concerns see a physician to have things assessed. ...Read more

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I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Is it safe to have anal sex??????

I'm 40 weeks and 4 days pregnant. Is it safe to have anal sex??????

You tell us: You would know if your OB has restricted your sexual activity due to a high risk pregnancy. Strangers on the internet cannot possibly comment on this situation without knowing your health or pregnancy history. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex during the third trimester of pregnancy?

Being pregnant: The only restrictions would be if you have a high risk pregnancy and your OB gave you specific sex restrictions. ...Read more

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Ileostomy reversal to be done as soon as I'm.off warfarin. The 2 Preforations in colon have closed and healed. Is it safe to have anal sex?

Ileostomy reversal to be done as soon as I'm.off warfarin. The 2 Preforations in colon have closed and healed. Is it safe to have anal sex?

Not on the internet: I would not trust any physician who would answer this question on the internet. Only the professional who has examined and cared for you can or should answer this question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex and for me to achieve orgasm a week after having an endometrial ablation?

Is it safe to have anal sex and for me to achieve orgasm a week after having an endometrial ablation?

No & Yes: No it is not safe to have anal sex as bacteria will find its' way into the vagina and possibly produce an intrauterine infection as the cervix is still closing post ablation. Yes, orgasm is fine as long as it is "digital" and doesn't involve anything in the vagina "natural" (intercourse) or mechanical (sex toys) such as BOB (battery operated boyfriend). ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex with non-painful internal hemorrhoids? It was caused by not using lube before, but I always use lube now and am w/o pain.

Not Recommended: If you have internal hemorrhoids, I would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue whether lubricated or not. If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to improve or resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft. ...Read more

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I have IBS-C. Gassy often. When going recently, doesn't hurt, yet sometimes does when wiping. No blood. Just bought wet wipes. Safe to have anal sex?

I have IBS-C. Gassy often. When going recently, doesn't hurt, yet sometimes does when wiping. No blood. Just bought wet wipes. Safe to have anal sex?

Maybe: Functional MRI scans have been done of patients with IBS-C while a balloon catheter was inflated in the rectum. It showed a heightened sense of arousal and lower threshold for pain, so you may find it more painful than average. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Is it safe to have anal sex during second trimester pregnancy?

Not during prenancy: Aside from bacteria from the anus contaminating the perineum and invading the vagina which puts the fetus at risk. There is also the risk of physical injury to the anal sphincter and fetus. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy one week ago everything gone cervix uterus ect only thing left was my ovaries. Is it safe to have anal sex? Pls advise.

I had a hysterectomy one week ago everything gone cervix uterus ect only thing left was my ovaries. Is it safe to have anal sex? Pls advise.

No: Internally you are still healing and you would be risking disrupting that process, particularly just a week postop. Wait at least 4 weeks, preferably 6. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have anal sex with internal hemorrhoids? There is only slight bleeding during bowel movements so is it safe or no?

Is it safe to have anal sex with internal hemorrhoids? There is only slight bleeding during bowel movements so is it safe or no?

Not recommended: You should be symptom free (no pain or bleeding) ideally before anal sex. If you have internal hemorrhoids, I would recommend against anal intercourse as this can exacerbate the issue. If they are in fact internal hemorrhoids, you can consult a surgeon for banding to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, to reduce flares, also avoid straining and keep stools soft. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have anal sex with my gf?

Anal intercourse: Whether you are the recipient or the insertor is potentially dangerous to both partners regarding infection, transmission of diseases as well as damage to the sphincter muscles. The anus was designed as an exit not an entrance. Just my opinion. ...Read more

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During male masterbation anal sex is safe are not?

During male masterbation anal sex is safe are not?

Anal sex is not safe: Anal sex is not safe at anytime. This type of sex can lead to the spread of HIV and other serious venereal diseases. Anal sex is also associated with infections & physical damage to the anus, Anal sex may also be a cause of anal and cervical cancer due to it's association with infection with the human papillomavirus. ...Read more

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How safe is anal sex with condoms?

How safe is anal sex with condoms?

Anal Receptive Sex: Carries a # of risks. Trauma can lead to rectal prolapse, anal fissure, tearing of tissues, ^ hemorrhoid sxs & Anodyspareunia (pain). ...Read more

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Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Contact a physician: You will need to contact a physician as I am a Dentist and your question is not one that I have the expertise to answer. ...Read more

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Is anal sex safe if using the right lubricant and a lot of foreplay?

Is anal sex safe if using the right lubricant and a lot of foreplay?

Protection: Anal intercourse is perfectly healthy as long as barrier protection (a condom) is used. While your risk of pregnancy is much lower (but not zero), there is still a risk of obtaining a sexually transmitted disease unless you use protection. ...Read more

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How to perform anal sex? Is it safe? N where to apply lubricant? To self organ or partner's??

How to perform anal sex? Is it safe? N where to apply lubricant? To self organ or partner's??

Here are some...: Before starting anal sex, think that anus is meant for defecation not for coitus although being perversely used for sexual exploration and pleasure. How to do it? Two things to be sure are dilating anal ring slowly & gradually to suit mental and physical fit, and using ample lubricant as those used for vaginal coitus as needed. Of course, work slowly & closely with partner so to develop its tempo. ...Read more

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Is anal sex safer? What precautions need to be taken before it? N Is lubricant required for it?? what kind of lubricant??

Is anal sex safer? What precautions need to be taken before it? N Is lubricant required for it?? what kind of lubricant??

Anal Intercourse: Safer? Anal sex does not lead to pregnancy. However - infections can be transmitted through this route. The tissues are delicate and can be injured during anal sex. Would recommend use of condom and water based lubricant. ...Read more

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Partner and I had anal sex and he tends to bleed during and after. We use a lot of lube to be safe. I don't understand why this happens so often?

Anal sex: Your friend's anal canal is being traumatized by your penetration. You need to stop now before you and your partner are exposed to HIV and other blood borne infections. ...Read more

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Hello there. I am 41 years gays male who resently had a fistulotomy. How much time does it take to fully heal as well as being safe to anal sex.?

Weeks: Healing time depends on the depth of the fistula. Anal sex may delay healing or cause further injury to the anus or sphincter muscle. Be sure you are taking lots of supplemental fiber, and I suggest you avoid anal penetration until you are completely healed, which may take several weeks. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Ask your surgeon: The tear may be related to trauma, constipation, and scarring. Best to talk with your doctors who treated your anal tear. They know your case best and will give you best advise on decreasing your risk for recurrence. ...Read more

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Is anal sex safe? No matter how much your partner cleans and preps is it clean and safe?

Is anal sex safe? No matter how much your partner cleans and preps is it clean and safe?

Not really: Just like in any big city, some streets are one-way and some streets are two-way. A vagina is created or evolved to be a two-way street (penis in and out; baby out). However, the gastrointestinal tract is designed to be one-way, with an opening on each end. Food goes in the mouth, and the brown stuff goes out the butt. The brown stuff is billions of bacteria, sometimes viruses, occasionally worms. ...Read more

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Is anal sex safe after a medical abortion?

Is anal sex safe after a medical abortion?

Anal Sex: I do not know of any restrictions for this common sexual activity after an abortion. I assume that by the word 'safe' you mean to your physical body and not about stds. Correct? ...Read more

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Is anal sex safe after 5 days of a medical abortion?

Is anal sex safe after 5 days of a medical abortion?

See below: Abortion, regardless of method, is a major event in anybody's life. Difficult the decision, difficult going through it, and difficult the after effects. Resuming sex post-abortion is a highly individualized experience and best to discuss openly with your partner and to resume sex whenever you feel physically, emotionally, and sexually healed. As opinions vary, best to ask question to your MD. ...Read more

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I'm a 27 year old female and I love anal sex but is it safe?

Can be Risky: This is a complicated question to answer as there are many people for whom anal intercourse is a regular and enjoyed sexual activity. But it is medically risky behavior nevertheless, even if condoms are used as a barrier for stds. The anal sphincter muscle is not anatomically designed to comfortably admit external objects and can be injured or become weak and lead to stool incontinence. ...Read more

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Rectocele (Definition)

An outpouching of the rectum into the wall of the vagina due to a weakness in the tissue wall separating ...Read more