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How long to wait for sex? How long to wait for sex?

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Unread 12-14-2009, 07:13 AM
How long to wait for sex?

My Dr. and everyone on here says 6 wks. before sex. I have a friend that says her Dr. says 12 wks. I asked her why and she said because she has a cuff and if it opens there could be serious problems. I told her I had one, too, and that I had never heard of waiting 12 wks., but told her to do what her Dr. said, nevertheless. Anyone ever been told to wait this long?
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Unread 12-14-2009, 07:43 AM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

I was only told 6 weeks, But If I'm not totally healed it will be longer.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 08:50 AM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

My doc told me the other day at my 4 week check-up that I could have sex, but gently. He said the cuff looked real good and had healed well. I was shocked! I can't imagine violating that cuff area already. I was still very tender when they did the exam, so I'm waiting until 6 weeks. But I will probably still be very nervous at 6 weeks.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 09:31 AM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

I'm not sure I will be ready at 6 weeks anyway. I'm nervous about it..
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Unread 12-14-2009, 09:59 AM
Re: How long to wait for sex?



Like your friend, I had to wait 12 weeks before I was cleared for intercourse (and baths). But in my case it was because I had not healed on schedule.

Maybe her doctor created the cuff in such a way that 12 weeks was warranted for complete healing. Or maybe the 12 weeks was specific to her situation.

Regardless, talk to your doctor about what is best for you! The 6 weeks rule is not one that is set in stone for everyone! We are all different and need to do what our doctor feels is best for us!

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Unread 12-14-2009, 12:15 PM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

I had my 4 week check today and was told two more weeks, I was kinda shocked, I asked again and she said you will be surprised how much difference two weeks will make, I am going to wait till 7 weeks before attempting sex, I feel like a virgin, you know scared to do it but want at the same time!
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Unread 12-14-2009, 04:45 PM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

I was told 8 weeks
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Unread 12-14-2009, 05:15 PM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

I had my 6-week check today and was told to wait 2 more weeks because I still have a couple of sutures that need to heal. Better safe than sorry!
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Unread 12-14-2009, 05:28 PM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

wow! when i left the hospital, my doctor told me no sex for at least...get this...3 weeks! I looked at him...shocked! I said "are you kidding me?...is that all?...seriously?" he laughed and said "or 3 months - whichever you need"! I don't know if that is because he will see me before 3 weeks is up and then he will tell me longer...I cannot imagine having sex right now or even next week! I will be scared to death! I did NOT tell my DH wha the doctor said. He is already chomping at the bit after 2 weeks!
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Unread 12-14-2009, 06:40 PM
Re: How long to wait for sex?

wow there are alot of different amounts of waiting times here, I had my one month and forgot to ask my doctor, I cant imagine having sex right now and im at my 5th week, and what is a cuff? i started on the estrogel last week hopefully it starts to slow down these hot flashes im having that started a couple weeks after my surgery.
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