Is it safe to have sex if I have a pelvic prolapse?

Shelley C. Giebel, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

As other experts have stated, it is safe to have sex with prolapse.  It is important to first empty the bladder and bowels before intercourse because sometimes leakage can occur when the vagina is put back in place.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It is safe to have sex if you have a pelvic prolapse, although it may be uncomfortable. Learn more this video with Dr. Oz, Dr. Elizabeth Mueller, Dr. MaryPat Fitzgerald, and Dr. Kimberly Kenton.

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Female Reproductive System Disorders

Female Reproductive System Disorders

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the female reproductive system is highly fragile and vulnerable to a number of infections, injuries, and diseases. For this reason, it is crucial to visit your doctor an...

nually and take good care of your reproductive health. Health practices like having an annual pap smear and practicing safe sex can reduce your risk of many reproductive health problems. If you experience uncomfortable symptoms in your pelvic region including pain, itching, or unusual discharge, call your doctor. While some itching or discharge can be normal, these symptoms can sometimes be indicative of problems that need medical treatment.

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