Sexual relations after pelvic floor surgery

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hi, I've had an uneventful recovery from posterior pelvic floor surgery and had the all clear, so 6 weeks post op my husband and I Attempted to make love again, but it was so painful I couldn't continue! 

have we attempted this too early and will it get easier as I am afraid to try again for a while! Has anyone else had problems and any tips on getting back to normal? Used plenty of lubricant too! 

Really look forward ward to any suggestions!


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    I was just reading in my Interstitial Cystitis book that pelvic floor surgeries for whatever reason you had it done are not a cure all.  That if it is still painful you should start out really slow and not even figure on penetration but just hold hands, rub one another anything that will help you relax because the very thing that was talked about you have experienced and that is painful intercourse and fear now which will tighten the pelvic floor up just thinking about your husbands entrance in the vagina.  Very warm baths to relax the pelvic floor and maybe just minimal insertion of the penis when you are ready to try again.  I bought my book off the internet at Amazon. It is very informative on sexual activity for women who have painful vulva and pelvic floor conditions.  Good luck!! Also, you can talk with your Doctor.

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    Personally I think 6 weeks is too early and I would always recommend to patients wait until 8 weeks.
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