How does a hysterectomy affect your sex life? Third post of three-part series.

Disclaimer: Everything I say here is my personal opinion and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your own doctor for information and advice.

This post is the third of a three-part series on sex after a hysterectomy. In Part 1: The Basics, I provided an overview of what a hysterectomy is and how it is done. In Part 2: The Aftermath, I talked about recovery, hormones, and emotions. In this post I’ll talk about your new sex life, post-hysterectomy.

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Most women do well with a hysterectomy—which is no consolation for women who experience a complication. Complications can range from temporary infections and fever on the mild end to permanent problems such as adhesions, pelvic floor prolapse, and nerve damage. Read More →

This second part of a three-part series on sex after a hysterectomy talks about recovery, hormones, and emotions.

Disclaimer: Everything I say here is my personal opinion and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult your own doctor for information and advice.

This post is the second of a three-part series on sex after a hysterectomy. In Part 1: The Basics, I provided an overview of what a hysterectomy is and how it is done. In this post, I’ll look at recovery from surgery and then move into the impact on our hormones and emotions. Next Tuesday’s post will focus on sex.

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A hysterectomy is not a walk in the park. During the months following the surgery, a woman has to navigate healing, hormonal changes, and often unexpected emotions as well. Read More →

This first part of a three-part series on sex after a hysterectomy gives basic information about what a hysterectomy is and how it is done.

In 2008, like around 500,000 other women in the U.S., I had a hysterectomy.

And just like probably every single one of those women did, I had a lot of questions: Is this the right decision? Will I regret it? Will I be able to handle the pain? What will the recovery be like? Read More →