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Unread 01-04-2012, 06:44 PM
Pain during doctor exam today

Today was my first physical exam after my surgery. I told my doctor that I had still been having some discharge. He took a look and said he could see why. Apparently, I had the problem with granulation, and he must have done the silver nitrate thing. I guess this is pretty normal - or at least not unusual.

What bothered me though was when he pressed his fingers into the top of my vagina, like they do during a pelvic examination, it hurt. He told me that this would go away. But, I am worried that I will have problems having sex if the top of my vagina, where my cervix would normally be, is going to hurt if a penis bumps into it.

Has anyone had this experience?
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Unread 01-04-2012, 06:58 PM
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It is normal. You are still very tender and healing in that area. I can only share with you my own personal experience but keep in mind its different for everyone. I was given the go ahead at 6 wks..we tried and it was uncomfortable so we waited a few weeks and tried again at 8 weeks..same thing but by 10 weeks all was good and has been ever since. I too had problems with my vaginal cuff healing which didnt help. Dont stress too much over it just yet. Wait and see how it heals now.
Unread 01-04-2012, 07:10 PM
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You are healing. Things are still ticked off. Try not to worry. With time, patience, and lube, all will be well. I am not "cleared for takeoff" yet, but will be prepared when the time comes. My mom had a TVH when I was a teenager. She has shared that all was fine, and better because there was finally no discomfort due to health issues.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 10:34 PM
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I went in for my first post-op visit yesterday 3 weeks post op (TVH)...I also had the exam, but I was fine...He said my cervix was 75% healed so he done a silver nitrate treatment...It did not burn me...Then he reminded me that he was the only one allowed to put anything in my vagina right now...LOL... I did cramp a lil after, but it wasn't that bad...
Unread 01-04-2012, 10:51 PM
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I'm concerned too-I don't get my exam until Jan 27th. I always had sex pain-sometimes the "P" did hit masses I had that were removed when discovered upon exam also and it hurt then too: I can def see that I will be waiting to try sex for a very long time.
Unread 01-04-2012, 10:51 PM
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I was told at my 6 week visit that it was safe for me to now have sex, but that it might be uncomfortable for anther 3-4 weeks. I was a bit worried because the exam was pretty uncomfortable, but the sex was not - but we take it very slow.

I expect that once you finish healing, all will be well. Just let the silver nitrate do it's work.

Best wishes.
Unread 01-04-2012, 10:55 PM
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My doctor cleared me to do whatever, including sex and strenuous exercise. The silver nitrate treatment burned slightly. But what I'm talking about is actual soreness or pain when he pressed on the top of my vagina, where my cervix would normally be. He also did a rectal exam, which did not hurt.
Unread 01-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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I was very tender/sore there, too. My exam was very uncomfortable, but the sex was not. Just take it slow and easy. If it hurts, stop and give it another try in another week or 2.

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