Sex after Ablation or Hysterectomy

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I have fibroid tumours (3) the accumulated size of a 4.5 fetus.  My GP initially started offering ablation a couple years ago.  And now he and my new Gyno are offering hysterectomy.  

Nowhere can I find info on what sex is like after these proceedures.  I get a visual of a burnt uterus, like burnt toast.  Will I be able to get wet?  Will I be able to orgasm?  I can't find any info.  I refuse to let sex be one sided for pleasure.  

What about sex after hysterectomy?  Is it pleasurable?  Obviously I won't get wet.  How hard is it to orgasm?  What % of women post hysterectomy lose their ability to orgasm?  What % can still orgasm years later? Can he feel my organs during sex?  I have scar tissue from Endometriosis on my organs.  Is he going to be able to feel that?  How frequent is Female Sexual Disfunction?  

Again, I want information to better make the right choice.

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    Also, I found out through Google that the uterus must be a certain shape for ablation to be effective.  My fibroids have distorted the shape of my uterus severely.  By the time this was offered to me, I don't think it would have been an effective option.  I have also read articles that said fibroids that are not too big can be controlled with ablation.  How big is too big?  

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    Good questions, me too!!
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    I have had an ablation in 2007 and a TAH leaving ovaries in  Oct 2015.  I can report i get wet still, enjoy sex still.  An ablation is a quick procedure that removes the lining of the womb i had mine before fibroids as i had a thicked womb lining that was causing heavy bleeding and anemia.  It worked so well i only new i had fibroids when when my womb and fribroids were huge and cause alot of pain and bladders problems.  I am well shot of my reproductive organs as my cervix decided to prolapse, so i had no intimate sex life for 4 months before surgery.An ablation is great if you have no or small fibroids to treat heavy bleeding but its more difficult to do sucsessfuly when fibriods are in the way.  I had the Novasure when it was new and it microwaves your lining away left me no damage at all and had lovely pain free periods for a few years.  Hysteretomy is a big op, you need time to recover especially if like me you have a large open insision,  I am 44 and i still fell sexy and i felt much stronger when i had recovered from the op, i felt more womenly in fact i felt empowerd that igot my sex life back and health.  Good Luck there is life after x
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