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Unread 02-21-2021, 10:00 PM
Sex at 5 weeks post hysterectomy

I'm glad I found this site and am grateful for such a resource. I had a full laproscopic hysterectomy on January 15. Everything went great with my procedure and recovery. Very little pain and just a day or two of light spotting. I had my 4 week check up with my doctor last week and she said everything looked great but she wanted me to wait another 2 weeks for sex or exercise just to give them top layer of the incision more time to heal. She also gave me some estrogen cream. Even though I'm a responsible 41 year old woman, my brain stopped working last night and my boyfriend and I had sex. During sex, it felt great. Shortly after I started bleeding and could feel pain in my lower abdomen. The spotting continued over night and ended mid day but I'm still feeling a lot of cramping. How much trouble am I in? I already have a follow up appointment with my doctor in 2 weeks. Do I need to go in ASAP? Just wait and see? I'm so angry for possibly putting my whole recovery in jeopardy, so please don't admonish me for bad decision making.
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Unread 02-21-2021, 11:51 PM
Re: Sex at 5 weeks

Contact your surgeons office tomorrow. Let them know what happened after sex. From what I have read throughout my short time here is.... surgeons have seen it all and they are the only ones that can see for themselves.
I do know there are some sections here you can find more info on signs. Hopefully one of the administrators can guide you to those.
I had my surgery back on Oct 29 and we just started to have sex Feb 13. I started walking, yoga and running sooner though. Lol
Good luck!
Unread 02-22-2021, 05:48 AM
Re: Sex at 5 weeks


No one is going to admonish you - you're not the first to have sex early, you won't be the last. Your priority is making sure nothing further will happen, so yes, it's best to let your doctor know. If you tore your cuff, you'd have the heavy, emergency-type bleeding which fills a maxi-pad in an hour. Your spotting is not that kind of volume... however, the other risk for anyone engaging too early is infection of the cuff. Sex introduces different bacteria into the vagina which could cause an issue with any unhealed areas.

The cramping could be from the extra core activity - sex does engage the very area which had all those internal incisions, the ligaments, blood vessels and where the organs were removed. Since they are also still healing, it's easy to trigger inflammation which releases prostaglandins, in turn causing cramps. You don't have a uterus anymore, but you still have a digestive system taking the place of where it was which also reacts to those prostaglandins.

Let your doctor know. She's heard it all before, too. She'll probably ask questions about your symptoms, guide you on what to look for on infection, or she may have you come in. And that's okay. It's better to be up front and get checked than it is to worry.


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