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When Can You Have Sex After Fibroid Tumor Surgery
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Just had surgery March 3rd fibroids removed and a reverse tubal ligation if I have oral sex will this affect the healing process?
6 weeks: Usually 6 weeks after surgery it is ok to become sexually active again after fibroids are removed. However, it is not advised to become pregnant for at least 4 months after fibroids are removed. ...Read more
Diagnosed with fibroids. When I have sex it hurts in my pelvic area is this related ? Thanks in advance.
Absolutely related: Large fibroids can obstruct any "visitors" in the vagina during intercourse, and if abdominal in size can be problematic when someone is "bouncing" on your abdomen. ...Read more
Generally 1-2 weeks: After removing fibroids, having intercouse will not cause any problems, but often it is normal for it to be painful for at least 1-2 weeks. I tell my patients to wait at least a week, but if it is painful, to back off until the pain goes away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask: Ask your surgeon, 3-4 weeks range, but your surgeon knows best. ...Read more
Ask Surgeon.: Much better to run these types of questions by your surgeon who knows your situation best, can advise you about specific restrictions, and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: It depends upon the type of surgery in terms of its healing capacity and speed of healing. Only your surgeon knows what was done. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: Depends on the type of surgery but minimally 6 weeks. ...Read more
I have a fibroid tumor and need a hysterectomy because I am loosing a lot of blood. What would happen if i don't have surgery?
Surgery not only opt: Surgery is not your only option. Uterine artery embolization is a minimally invasive technique that can treat heavy bleeding with ~ 90% success. Regardless of what you chose if you have heavy bleeding causing anemia you should do something. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery last year for fibroids. I resently start getting a little pain on d right side of the cut. What can b the problem?
YES: YES: discuss with GYN.Get a more detailed answer ›
Surgery if Symptoms: No medication permanently shrinks fibroid tumors. If you have symptoms options exist to help improve them: myomectomy (cutting out fibroids, repairing uterus) for women who desire future pregnancy hysterectomy (fibroid uterus removal), preferably laparoscopic or vaginal routes, best choice if family complete uterine artery embolization - injection of foam to block uterus blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are two issues here: medical risk from anemia from too much bleeding and your quality of life. A doctor check your blood count and easily know if there is any danger but only you can decide how much the fibroids bother you. But fibroid surgery is usually minimally invasive now so it is much quicker and easier than in the past. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is a general term. Tumor just means lump or mass, but is often used to describe cancer. A surgery to remove a tumor can be quite simple like removing a lipoma which is superficial all the way to a very complex surgery like the whipple which is used to remove tumors in the pancreas. Usually the mass and a margin of ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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