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Resume Sexual Activity After Abnormal Pap Smear
How common is cervical cancer for a 25 year old who has never had a pap smear? I have engaged in sexual activity but have not had intercourse.
Uncommon: Most cervical cancers are due to infection with a virus, human papiloma virus (hpv) which is usually acquired through sexual intercourse. Oral sex can transmit hpv and using condom is not protective either. You are too young to have cervical cancer, but i would strongly urge you to seek care for preventive services, including hpv vaccine, though you may have missed the recommended age for vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An abnormal Pap smear may indicate an infection or abnormal cells called dysplasia. Having an abnormal Pap smear does not always mean you have cancer. It can be caused by infeciton, STD's, HPV, trichomoniasis, herpes, inflammation, or pre-cancerous cells. It's important to have close follow-up with your physician to get the appropriate workup and testing if you have ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but let yourself heal a little so you don't tear open stitches. Ask your doctor how long to wait (it will depend on how big and whether any hernias were repaired at the same time) but usually i let my patients try after two weeks as long as they aren't into "olympic sex" i.e. Hanging out of windows! if your body says, "no, " wait longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: However consult your surgeon to make sure you are ready to resume sexual activity. ...Read more
CALL YOUR DOCTOR: Who did the surgery, your doc should have already told you when it will be safe to have intercourse as your doc knows u and how the surgery went and how u did post op, i tell this to my pts before they go home so please call your doc this weekend to ask. ...Read more
Feel ready: It's normal whenever the woman feels ready, although intercourse is mostly discouraged until 6 weeks. Many women take longer to feel ready, there's no harm in that. ...Read more
Husband has ureteral stent in place after stone removal since 4-9-13, when can he have an alcoholic beverage and resume sexual activity?
Here are some…: There is no rule to dictate when to resume drinking alcoholic beverage or resuming sexual activity. Clinically and in reality, she may do so whenever he may feel comfortable without undue discomfort. Of course, ask the treating urologist for individual detail timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon can you resume sexual activity with your partner after termination of pregnancy in first trimester?
Probably OK: Check with your cardiologist, as everyone's condition is different. However, if he is exercising in a cardiac rehab class and doing well with this and there are no other significant problems or limitations, at this point it may be safe to resume sexual activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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