I recently had a vaginal hysterectomy, anterior posterior repair, bladder suspension and rectocele r
Posted , 3 users are following.
i recently had a vaginal hysterectomy, rectocele repair, bladder suspension, and anterior-posterior repair. I am 2 weeks 2 days post op. I had a foley catheter for a few days afterwards which was not as terrible as I thought it would be. I have experienced lower pelvic pressure rather than outright pain. I was told no sex for 6 to 8 weeks. I have had orgasms since the end of week 2 postop and they have been so wonderful. My doctor said no sex but did not mention orgasms. I have found my orgasms are pretty intense and that is through nipple stimulation and just touching anything but operative site (in and around my vagina and rectal area). Before this operation, I was not aware I could have an orgasm just with nipple stimulation.
Just as a side note, I had a urinary tract infection after foley came out. I had a reaction to the antibiotic and needed treatment for that and than developed a yeast infection. This occurred within the first week after surgery. Everything was addressed and treated and by the end of the first week I was infection free. I was shocked about how long it has taken me to recover my stamina postop. I am taking 6 weeks off before I return to work. Thank goodness. Today, I am walked 8 blocks and went grocery shopping without tremendous lower pelvic pressure where I need to lay down and put my feet up.
As far as having orgasms, I have been having them every night and it makes me feel really good about myself. I know there is increased blood flow to the operative region during orgasm so I would think this would help healing. Plus I am happy and this should also have a positive effect on wound healing. As far as doing damage to suture lines, all I can say is I have had no increase in discomfort and no vaginal drainage beyond what is normal. I am a nurse and have also wondered about the safety of orgasms.
I just had a conversation with a friend who had a lengthy laparoscopic hysterectomy and she said NO sex means NO penetration.
Hmmmmm. I plan to ask my doctor or her nurse this question Monday though I am enjoying orgasms and will be using a vibrator tonight. But no penetration. I am no where ready for that anyway.
0 likes, 9 replies