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Unread 02-04-2011, 01:34 PM
8 wks post TVH ant and post repair painful sex and ? about lifting

Had intercourse for the first time this morning and ouch. Very tight(but that wasn't a huge issue with lube) but my anterior repair is still painful and rugged and my cuff seemed too short so it hurt with full penetration. What have your ladies experiences been? It just feels like I need to heal more. 8 weeks was a long time to go with out sex though even with "other" enjoyable activities.
Also my GYN cleared me for all activites including lifting but I. Have heard others with lifting restrictions for much longer. What are your thoughts?
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Unread 02-19-2011, 10:09 AM
Re: 8 wks post TVH ant and post repair painful sex and ? about lifting

CompleteBegin -

Although I didn't have repairs I have heard that those can take longer to heal and as you said things could be tighter due to lack of activity. Due to some pain that I was experiencing I had to do some dilation therapy to stretch the vaginal muscle. You could talk to your Dr. about it.

As for the lifting restrictions, I personally didn't have lifelong restrictions but I did have Drs say "as you age things become less resilient and the design of a woman's body makes them more susceptible to issues from heavy lifting over a long time". You might want to ask if there are any upper limits, plus if you have had prolapses before why risk it. I know one of the hostesses here has permanent lifting restrictions.

I hope this helps.

Unread 02-19-2011, 10:53 AM
Re: 8 wks post TVH ant and post repair painful sex and ? about lifting

I didn't experience any pain w/sex after my hyster, but I am now only 1 wk. post op of recotcele repair and will have to wait 6 wks. again. My OB/GYN told me that she would have me on Estrace cream in 5wks. to help stretch out my tissue as it will be tighter and a bit painful the 'first time'. You could ask about that. It is a vaginal cream but supposedly not much horomone absorbs. ( I have both my ovaries so I don't need it for that reason.)
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Unread 02-20-2011, 01:42 AM
Re: 8 wks post TVH ant and post repair painful sex and ? about lifting

Had anterior and posterior repair 10 weeks ago - exactly same issue. Saw my gynae and she advised that it was where the scarring was tight at the top. Strangely it was better after she had examined me as I felt something "give" during the examination - almost as if two sides had "stuck together".

She gave me a dilator to use for 20 mins a day and after a week things were much better and more comfortable and will improve over time.

On the lifting, I was told 3 months, but also that I should never lift very heavy items again and lift everything properly, held into my tummy and bent knees etc. I now balance shopping into two bags and have stopped lifting bales of horse bedding!
Unread 02-20-2011, 03:36 AM
Re: 8 wks post TVH ant and post repair painful sex and ? about lifting

i had to wait three months before having sex after my repairs, also I am on lifelong lifting restrictions of no more than 20 pounds. But i also had a lot of repairs done. I found that using an estrogen cream really helps with the painful sex. I wish my doc would have started it on me earlier. I am still careful about depth, but have no pain.

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