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Unread 02-14-2012, 01:35 PM
are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

Sorry to be so blunt, but I was wondering if the hysterectomy is going to prevent me from attaining orgasm once I recover? I am scheduled to have my uterus and both ovaries removed, but will be able to keep my cervix. I am 36, happily married, and concerned about how it's going to effect my sex life.
thanks in advance for replies
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Unread 02-14-2012, 03:21 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

Sara9, I'm 4 weeks post open from my Dvh with e everything but overies removed. Though I haven't been cleared for intercourse yes I was for outer course. I'm only a year older then you and I was very concerned about sex after surgery. Just to let you know even though it was intercourse I had the best orgasim. Before surgery I had so much pain with orgasims that we hardly had a sex life. I hope now that will be different. I hope this helps a little. Wishing you the best on your upcoming surgery.

Unread 02-14-2012, 03:30 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

Yes, orgasm is physically possible without a uterus, without ovaries, without a cervix - or any combination thereof.

I was very concerned that sex would be very different and I'd have to learn how it all works all over again - but I have been pleasantly surprised.

I wish you joy with your own journey after you recover.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 03:39 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

My surgery was three weeks ago, and at my first post surgery checkup last week the doctor said that while it was still "nothing inside till you are healed" that we could touch the "outside parts"... I was worried since I have no ovaries any more either, as well as no uterus. Well, it was a big relief to find out that the lady bits still work. Feels different; I am still awfully swelly-belly and we had to figure out what felt good without hurting my tummy or my sore leg (side effect from my surgery), it took a while longer than in the past, but yes, there was definitely an orgasm. I have another nine weeks at least to wait until we can try anything we did before the surgery, but with time and creativity it looks like it will be possible.
Unread 02-14-2012, 03:49 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

The O is alive and well! Sex is great and getting better the more I heal. I am 9 weeks post-op SAH.
Unread 02-14-2012, 03:50 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

There have certainly been ladies posting in my date club who have said that, while sex is different, orgasms are certainly possible.

Some have also said the it is better!

Lubricant is helpful for some who have dryness due to menopause. This may also be helpful if, like me you had your vagina sewn at the top so there is less natural secretions
Unread 02-14-2012, 03:54 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

I'm nine weeks post op this week TVH. Sex is definitely better for me. It is different, but GOOD! No problems reaching the big "O" at all! That was one of my worries as well.
Unread 02-14-2012, 03:55 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

Mine are also different, but very good. More intense and longer lasting than before. I had everything removed.
Unread 02-14-2012, 06:19 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

Yes! 😏
Unread 02-14-2012, 06:30 PM
Re: are orgasms possible after hysterectomy?

I started having orgasms the day I was cleared for sex at 6 weeks and haven't stopped since. That was a little over 3 years and I am starting to have menopause symptoms.

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