Sex after prolapse surgery.

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I have lived with a uterine proplase for nearly 20 years now, and although in itself it doesn't affect my life too much, my husband and I haven't been able to have sex for quite a while, probably about four years. When we did try again about a year ago it resulted in quite serious bleeding on my part. I would not be bothered about the surgery if it where not for my husband. He has never said anything, or commented/complained in any way (obviously he knows about my prolapse) but I am only 55 (he is 58) and I feel it is unfair to never be able to have sex again. (My sex drive is practically non-existant, I don't know if this is because of the proplapse, my age, or another reason.) So my question is, will surgery be a fix for this? Will I be able to have sex again with my husand and not be a) in pain and b) bleeding heavily afterwards? I know I said my sex drive was non existant, but I really feel I would like to have it back lol! Any thoughts would be helpful, especially those who have had surgery. Thanks.

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    Have you been to see your doctor about this bleeding? I had the same problem, I saw my GP who referred me back to my consultant. He cauterised the area that was causing the bleeding and it worked. Like you I bled when I had intercourse but this painless procedure sorted it out once and for all.
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      Thanks for your reply Matron. No I have not seen my doctor recently. I seem to remember the consultant saying that I had erosion of the cervix a few years ago though and am wondering if this is a contributing factor?
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      I had decided to go through with the prolapse surgery at the beginning of the year. I even went for the premed test ... bloods etc. But the nurse/doctor/consultant I spoke to was so negative I was totally put off! I know there are risks with every procedure but she gave me a huge list of problems,  possible risks etc. But when I asked her for precentages she said, 'well it doesn't really matter, I could say one in ten thousand, but if youare the one it won't matter!' I absolutely got the feeling she was trying to put me off and although I am not normally overly dramatic, it certainly worked. This is such a difficult decision!
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      How unprofessional of the staff. Of course there are risks to ever operation but there are far more positives, and that also means prolapse surgery. I can vouch for that.
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