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Intimacy after Hysterectomy | Where do the Sperm Go?

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couple walking along the beachOk, now that I’ve had my hysterectomy and no longer have a uterus, where does the sperm go during intercourse?


Basically, there isn’t really anywhere for the sperm to go, and it simply comes out again.

Some cells will remain in the vagina and die, but eventually they will be flushed out with your own vaginal secretions which are designed to keep the area clean.

It should not be very different from before your surgery. Even when you had a uterus, some sperm came out. Now more of it will.

If you kept your cervix, it is possible that some sperm could go inside the cervix, but then it would not have anywhere to go after that. Either the inside of your cervix will have been cauterized (to prevent any mini-periods), or you will have been sewn up from the point where the uterus was removed. Think of tying a knot in a balloon – then cutting the inflated part off – the inflated part is your uterus, the mouth of the balloon is your cervix. The cervix is open on one side (the vaginal side) and closed off on the other.

You will likely want to keep some tissues handy to absorb some of the residue before you stand up.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-19-2005 - 02:46 PM


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