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How soon after having a hysterectomy can I have sex?

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.

Your body must heal from the hysterectomy before sexual activity can resume. Women can usually resume sex after six weeks, but it is important to consult with your physician before having sex.

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