After you recover from your hysterectomy, you may feel better than you have in a long time. An active, healthy lifestyle and regular medical care can help you continue to feel good.
After a hysterectomy, sex can be as pleasurable as it was before. Follow your surgeon's instructions on when you can resume having intercourse. This is usually within 4-8 weeks after the procedure. Other types of sexual activity may be possible sooner. If you experience vaginal dryness during sex, use a lubricant. Be aware that a hysterectomy prevents pregnancy but does not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases. If you have any concerns, discuss them with your partner and your doctor.
After a hysterectomy, you may feel relieved to be free of symptoms. You may also feel sad about the changes in your body. If your ovaries were removed, you may go through some natural mood swings as your hormones adjust. Note how you are feeling from day to day. Talk to your doctor if you're concerned about emotions you are feeling.
Regular physical exams help to ensure your general health and well-being.
You will continue to need routine breast exams and pelvic exams. This includes Pap tests.
If you're taking HT, you will need follow-up visits with your doctor to fine-tune your dosage.
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2006-08-04T00:00:00-06:00
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