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Unread 11-16-2007, 04:55 PM
Douche after intercourse?

Hi, I'm 8 weeks post op.
I got the green light from my DR for sexual intercourse, but to tell the truth haven't done it yet due to fear of pain and infections.
I was wondering can you douche vaginally after intercourse, to prevent any kind of infections?

I had a TAH on Sept. 13
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Unread 11-16-2007, 05:33 PM
Douche after intercourse?

i have read that douches can actually cause infections. they can mess up the ph of the vagina, you can have an allergic type reaction that can cause a yeast or bacterial infection. i would stay away from all douches. if you got the clear from your dr, you shouldnt get an infection from intercourse.
have fun
Unread 11-16-2007, 07:26 PM
Douche after intercourse?

Hi devoted one!

The following article from our Post-Op Articles archive may prove helpful to you:

Douching Post-Op

I think that checking with your medical provider about this would be the best way to proceed.

Many s and Best Wishes,
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Unread 11-16-2007, 07:53 PM
Douche after intercourse?

Douches are horrid for you with or without a hysterectomy.
Unread 11-16-2007, 09:23 PM
Douche after intercourse?

Most, if not all, gynecologists will tell you that douching is bad for you because it flushes out the good and bad bacteria that live in the vagina. Yes, there are bacteria in your vagina and the good bacteria keep the vagina healthy. Without them you will get a vaginal infection. The vagina is a self-cleansing organ. Douching is not necessary.

Unread 11-18-2007, 11:07 AM
Douche after intercourse?

Thank you all soooo very much, for your advice!

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