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Will Hysterectomy Impact Ability Achieve Orgasm
Will a hysterectomy have a significant impact on a woman's ability to achieve an orgasm or is that a myth?
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
If I had an hysterectomy does it mean the end of my sex drive and orgasms and ability to have intercourse?
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
Yes: Hoping you heal up well. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
It is perfectly safe: Hopefully will also be enjoyable.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clitoral orgasm 10 days after hysterectomy. Next morning have pink tinged discharge. Should i worry?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a woman removed both ovaries or had a total hysterectomy at age 48, can she still experience excitement and orgasm?
Sexual stimulation: These surgeries will not prevent her from experiencing sexual excitement. ...Read more