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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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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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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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I am 43 yrs old and is it weird that i don't care for sex anymore and yes, i've had a hysterectomy. All i care about is my kids and dogs. Lol?

Is it weird for YOU?: Not caring about sex is only "weird" if it's weird for you. Have you heard the expression, "sleep is the new sex?" if your life is busy with kids and animals, and your work and relationships are satisfying, i wouldn't worry much. On the other hand, if you're depressed and feel disconnected from life and love, talk with your doctor - decreased libido can be a sign of depression. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

Can you tell me when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

Varies: You could feel ready for sexual relations within a few days after your surgery - however most physicians are going to advise against having sex that includes vaginal penetration for up to 4 or 8 weeks. Non penetration sexual activity is likely to be ok whenever you feel inclined ...Read more

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Help please! i don't know when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

Help please! i don't know when will i want sex again after total hysterectomy?

6 to 8 weeks: The typical recovery from a robotic assisted hysterectomy ranges from a few days to a few weeks. A woman should be prepared to take 4 to 6 weeks to recover from a major surgery, but should also expect that the recovery could be much quicker than that. Most women are instructed to abstain from sex for 6 to 8 weeks after their robotic hysterectomy - your doctor will give specific instructions. ...Read more

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