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Why does wife say she has to wait 6wks to have sex after a hysterectomy?

Why does wife say she has to wait 6wks to have sex after a hysterectomy?

Opening of wound: Dr. Vanko's answer may sound dramatic, but vaginal penetration before the vagina has fully healed can cause the incision at the top of the vagina to open and intestine to slip into the vagina. I saw this in our emergency room last week. ...Read more

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How long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

How long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

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 more

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After having lapascopic hysterectomy partial is 4 weeks long enough wait to have sex with my husband?

After having lapascopic hysterectomy partial is 4 weeks long enough wait to have sex with my husband?

No: ask your doctor for their recommendation. minimum is 6 six weeks, maybe longer. depends how the vaginal cuff was closed. ...Read more

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How long does my girlfriend have to wait to have sex after partial hysterectomy?

Partial hysterectomy: it is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks, to allow for healing and prevent infection ...Read more

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How long after having a hysterectomy can someone have sex?

How long after having a hysterectomy can someone have sex?

6 weeks: You should have a post operative exam about 6 weeks after surgery and at that point, your doctor will examine your vagina to be sure the stitches have healed enough to have sex. If the cervix was not removed, you may be able to have sex sooner. ...Read more

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Why can't you have sex for 6 weeks after a partial robotic hysterectomy?

Why can't you have sex for 6 weeks after a partial robotic hysterectomy?

Healing: The body needs to heal. If you had a supracervical hysterectomy, the penis will be hitting the cervix, the remaining part of the uterus. If you had a total hysterectomy, you actually need to wait ten weeks to have sex. The vaginal cuff is delicate and needs time to heal. If you have sex to early, the penis can break right through the vaginal cuff and you will end up back in the operating room. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy a month ago today is it ok to have sex?

I had a partial hysterectomy a month ago today is it ok to have sex?

Sex after hyst: I would not have sex until at least 6 weeks after your surgery. In addition, you should see your surgeon before starting exercise or sex. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can i still have sex?

I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can i still have sex?

Depends: Some doctors recommend waiting 8 weeks before resuming relations. You should probably ask your doctor. If you have sex, the sutures could cause you some pain and / or bleeding and would possibly increase the risk of infection. ...Read more

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I had a full hysterectomy recently. Since then i noticed that i no longer wish to have sex. Is there any way to remedy this ?

Incomplete info: It really matters what you mean by "full hysterectomy". Given that you are on tamoxifen, I am going to guess that your ovaries were removed to further decrease estrogen levels. This, combined with the side effects of tamoxifen could certainly be the cause of these changes. Given your likely complex history, please talk with your ob/gyn about options. ...Read more

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