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Why Does Wife Say She Has To Wait 6wks To Have Sex After A Hysterectomy
Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...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
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
Partial hysterectomy: it is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks, to allow for healing and prevent infection ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can i still have sex?
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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