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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Will a hysterectomy have a significant impact on a woman's ability to achieve an orgasm or is that a myth?

Will a hysterectomy have a significant impact on a woman's ability to achieve an orgasm or is that a myth?

Myth: This is a myth. Several studies have debunked this. Having the uterus removed during hysterectomy has no long term effect on sexual function. ...Read more

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Orgasm (Definition)

Conventionally, orgasm is the culmination of sexual arousal (and may be repeated) and typically produces great pleasure through direct genital stimulation of the male penis and female clitoris. However, orgasm may also be achieved via the brain or as a reflex arc. The physical characteristics are an explosive peak & repeated neuromuscular action causing release of male ...Read more


Dr. Lily Bhattacharya Dr. Bhattacharya
Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
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If I had an hysterectomy does it mean the end of my sex drive and orgasms and ability to have intercourse?

If I had an hysterectomy does it mean the end of my sex drive and orgasms and ability to have intercourse?

No most women: have different drive but use vaginal lubricant and experience normal sex with their partners. you have nothing to fear. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Will i be able to have orgasms after a hysterectomy?

Will i be able to have orgasms after a hysterectomy?

No Effect: A hysterectomy does not prevent a woman from being sexually stimulated or having an orgasm. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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How can I get an orgasm after having a complete hysterectomy?

How can I get  an orgasm after having a complete hysterectomy?

Like before: Your clitoris and vagina should both still be intact so ability to achieve orgasm is not dependent upon presence or absence of uterus. ...Read more

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Dr. Caren Reaves Dr. Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
20 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

As soon as you want: You will not cause any harm with an orgasm, even immediately post op, as long as there is no vaginal penetration involved. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Since my full hysterectomy a yr n 1/2 ago sex with my partner is very painful, orgasms are excrutiating and for sevrl hrs aftr am curld up in pain. Y?

Since my full hysterectomy a yr n 1/2 ago sex with my partner is very painful, orgasms are excrutiating and for sevrl hrs aftr am curld up in pain. Y?

Scar Tissue: You have scar tissue. I see that you have been to the doctor about this. Please demand that they come up with a better solution than leaving you in pain. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sinclair Dr. Sinclair
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Is the feeling of an orgasm changed after having a hysterectomy?

Is the feeling of an orgasm changed after having a hysterectomy?

It can be: It depends on how much the uterus was contributing to your sexual feelings before the hysterectomy. A healthy uterus can contract in a very pleasant way during sex which could be lost. A uterus that is not healthy can cause pain during sex and orgasm. Removing then may improve. So, it depends on how your uterus was doing before they hysterectomy. Most women can have great sex after a hysterectomy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Is orgasm and clitoral stimulation after a hysterectomy allowed?

Absolutely: No reason why it should not be allowed. Your clitoris ; all it's sensory nerves remains intact after a hysterectomy. Orgasms are good for you and will help psychologically after such surgery. Best to wait until all surgical pain ; discomfort is passed. ...Read more

Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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Dr. Steven Vasilev Dr. Vasilev
Gynecology - Oncology
33 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I be stimulated externally to orgasm?

How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I be stimulated externally to orgasm?

Right away: There is no danger with external/clitoral stimulation almost immediately if you feel up to it. The precaution is not to insert anything vaginally, and certainly not deep because the cuff where the uterus was removed needs to heal. Placing anything into the vagina can rip open the sutures. Otherwise there are really no issues. ...Read more

Dr. Elizabeth Hutson Dr. Hutson
Gynecology
24 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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When can I have an orgasm after a laparascopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends.: Orgasm without vaginal penetration is ok to have as soon as you are feeling better. With supracervical hysterectomy, the vagina is intact, so as long as patient is feeling good, could have sex/orgasm as early as 2 weeks postop. ...Read more

Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago. Is it normal to have no desire to have sex? Or hard to have orgasms?

I had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago. Is it normal to have no desire to have sex? Or hard to have orgasms?

Biggest sex organ: The largest sex organ one possesses is not genital but the BRAIN!. If your ovaries were not removed or if they were removed and estrogen replaced then desire is a testosterone/brain/psychological issue. The only other physiologic concern would be ovaries that are still present but the blood supply has been compromised by surgery. Lack of desire post surgery is often a "wives tale" that is false. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr Dr. O'leary jr
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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How soon can I have a clitoral orgasm after total hysterectomy?

How soon can I have a clitoral orgasm after total hysterectomy?

As tolerated: Studies show it should be safe to have a clitoral orgasm after TAH and clitoral stimulation/sensation/orgasm not affected as much by hysterectomy as vaginal sensation may be. Vaginal penetration should be avoided until your surgeon tells you it is okay, usually after your postoperative check a few weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson Dr. Fogelson
Gynecology
years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Clitoral orgasm 10 days after hysterectomy. Next morning have pink tinged discharge. Should i worry?

No: These are unlikely to be related. You are probably having bloody discharge because the sutures used to close the vaginal cuff (hole at the top of vagina after cervix was removed) are starting to break down (as they should). ...Read more

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Dr. Derek Haas Dr. Haas
Fertility Medicine
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I am 2.5 weeks post op (full hysterectomy except right ovary) - how long do I have to wait to have an orgasm without penetration?

I am 2.5 weeks post op (full hysterectomy except right ovary) - how long do I have to wait to have an orgasm without penetration?

Depends: Have you had a routine 2 week post operative check? If everything was normal at that visit then you can have an orgasm. Typically, doctors like to examine you 2 weeks after surgery to check for any problems (fevers, signs of infection). For a major surgery like you had, I usually recommend waiting 4 weeks before penetration intercourse. Masturbation/orgasm is fine now if you have no problems. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Never had vaginal orgasm will that change after lapar. Hysterectomy. I am hoping it will. Have endrometrios x2.Only had clitoris orgasm.?

Probably not: The female sexual response is not usually affected by hysterectomy. However, about 70% of women experience improvement in sexual satisfaction after hysterectomy. For a women with endometriosis and chronic pain, the potential for improvement is much greater. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more