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Can I have sex after a hysterectomy?

Is intercourse possible after a hysterectomy? Or will it cause damage?

I’m a quad woman and I’ve only been able to have an orgasm from manual stimulation. Am I missing something?

I’m a woman and – due to muscular dystrophy – I’m a quadriplegic who uses a ventilator. I’ve also had a hysterectomy. Both of these changes came before I started sexual activity…so I can’t compare “before” and “after.” I’ve only ever had an orgasm from manual stimulation instead of intercourse. That’s great, but am I missing something?

I had a bone marrow transplant and hysterectomy and now I’m not interested in sex. Should I try testosterone gel?

I’m a 45 year-old-woman and recently had an autologous bone marrow transplant for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma…in addition to a hysterectomy. Now I’m taking some artificial estrogen. However, I don’t feel sexual excitement and I was wondering if I should take a low dose testosterone gel?

Can masturbation help prevent vaginal atrophy after a hysterectomy?

I am 40 and getting ready to have a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries. I’d like to avoid vaginal atrophy and have read that a regular sex life can help to prevent that. I’m single…but do you think manual vaginal stimulation would help?