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Resuming Sex After Hysterectomy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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