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How soon after having a hysterectomy can I have sex?

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  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    How soon after a hysterectomy can I have sex?
    Following a hysterectomy, women can resume sex after six weeks, says Kimberly Crittenden, MD, with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. In this video, she talks about the importance of consulting with your physician before having sex.
  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    When Can I Resume Sex After a Hysterectomy?
    Your body must heal from the hysterectomy before sexual activity can resume. In this video, Dawn Mayo, MD, an OBGYN at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, explains how long a woman must wait after the procedure before having sex. 
  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    How soon after having a hysterectomy can I have sex?
    While the desire may be there -- and that's a good thing -- you would be wise to hold off, says OB/GYN Karin Stanton, DO, from Brandon Regional Hospital. See her recommendation for how long to wait before having sex.
  • A , Gynecology, answered
    Intercourse the day after hysterectomy surgery would have catastrophic results. Until your gynecologist informs you that healing is complete, the vagina is a no-fly zone. Even if your cervix was not removed, vaginal thrusting could disrupt healing tissue in the pelvis and potentially cause internal bleeding, which is why it’s best to refrain from intercourse for at least 4 to 6 weeks.
  • A OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of
    How soon can I have sex after hysterectomy?
    How soon you can resume having sex after hysterectomy depends on the type of hysterectomy you have. In this video, Rodolfo Saenz, MD, an OB/GYN at Riverside Community Hospital, discusses how much time may be needed to resume sex after hysterectomy.
  • A , OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered
    How Soon After Having a Hysterectomy Can a Woman Have Sex?
    Sex after a hysterectomy depends on the type of procedure a woman undergoes. Renee Cotter, MD, of West Hills Hospital, explains the recovery times for the different procedures in this video. 
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