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Unread 03-06-2002, 08:27 PM

New here- but I've been reading threads for awhile.
It seems like so many ladies who say sex is better after hyst. often say that they had a lot of pain/bleeding before surgery, so in comparison, it's great now. Are there any ladies out there who did not have a lot of pain before surgery? I don't have any pain during sex. It is wonderful now, and I'm afraid that it will be worse with tah/bso or sah/bso. I have big fibroids. somewhat heavy periods, low back pain, but not all the time. Any thoughts?
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Unread 03-07-2002, 05:27 AM

Hi Mugsy and welcome!

I had my hyst for cervical cancer, to which I didn't have any symptoms at all. I had a radical TAH BSO (which includes removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, upper third of the vagina, cervix, surrounding lymph nodes and "shaving" of tissue from the bladder). I too was worried about sex after. I'm happy to say that it is just as good as ever!

Best wishes and s
Unread 03-07-2002, 05:50 AM

God bless you! Were you very scared? I feel like a wimp when I read something like that. I have endo (maybe adeno as well) and I am having hyst because of disabling daily pain and very painful sex. I have had these symptoms for about 15 years and now I've had enough. I never had heavy bleeding (my cycle is 34 days long with light flow for 3 to 4 days), and pap smears were always normal and never had any infections or such.
Do you need to go for pap smear now and how often? Were you in shock when you heard "the news"? I see you had your surgery a year ago. Do you think you have healed completely by now? I hope you are feeling great! It is amazing what we women go through and still manage to take care of our families and jobs.
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Unread 03-07-2002, 08:33 AM

Hi there! I had a TAH due to a large fibroid about a year and a half ago.

Prior to my TAH, I really didn't have any pain, and sex was great. I was very nervous about sex after the surgery, but I can report that in my case at least, sex post-op is great! Neither my husband nor I can tell any difference, no problems with lubrication, orgasms, etc.

Good luck!
Unread 03-07-2002, 09:49 AM

Sex is better now for me because prior to my surgery, I just wasn't having any! I had a lot of bleeding and pain, and sex was NOT on my list.

Feeling better in itself can be an aphrodisiac. If you feel healthy, you may be more inclined to enjoy sex.

Every woman has a different outcome...for most, sex is just as good or better than before. For others, libido can be an issue; and other complications can also affect sexual response. A key to a good resolution is open communication between you and your partner AND your doctor.

Best of luck!!


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