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Resuming Sex After Hysterectomy
I have recently had a hysterectomy, and i've had some friends say that sex feels different to men after you've had one. True?
Doubt it: As long as you have good vaginal muscle support and lubrication, then there should be no difference. ...Read more
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
Post Op Sex Play: Yes, of course. There should be no limits on this sexual activity. ...Read more
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
Will my sex life change after my hysterectomy? I'm concerned i will stop enjoying sex after i get a hysterectomy? Is there risk of loss of desire or loss of sensation?
Removal : Removal of the uterus does not prevent pleasure from sex. However, if your ovaries are removed you may have less vaginal secretions and there could be some thining of vaginal tissues. If you did experience vaginal dryness, there are hormonal creams that can be helpful or vaginal lubricants. Some women who have had removal of ovaries do experience a decrease in sex drive (libido) but that is not due to a loss of sensation. There are many women who feel sexual freedom because they are no longer worried about becoming pregnant each time they have intercourse. Take care. ...Read more
I've had the same pain for almost 20 years, had a full hysterectomy and the pain is still here, and bleeding after sex as well. In ready to cut myself?
Second opinion..: Needed. Get it from an experienced gyn. ...Read more
6 weeks: The usual recommendation is to avoid vaginal intercourse, or anything in the vagina for 6 weeks. This allows the stitches at the top of the vagina to heal properly. Clitoral stimulation, if it is comfortable, is safe before 6 weeks. Orgasm, because it causes contraction of pelvic muscles, may pull on healing tissue and might be uncomfortable in the weeks after pelvic surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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