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When can I resume my sexual activity following sacrocolpopexy?

It is our duty to instruct our patients before they are discharged. We will make sure you are fully aware of the aftercare instructions you should follow in the aftermath of this intervention.

Your doctor will let you know when it’s safe to resume your sex life after undergoing sacrocolpopexy. Normally, you shouldn’t have sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after the surgery.

Even if the intervention was not performed through the vagina, your body needs time to recover and sexual intercourse should be avoided for a while. After you resume your sex life, you might notice some changes at first. You might feel uncomfortable during intercourse due to the fact that the vagina is suspended after the intervention. It is also possible to experience reduced sensation during sex.

However, you will notice significant progress in sexual function once the pain recedes, as well as several other improvements:

    • psychological: a positive self-image
    • social: you will gradually eliminate the stress of beginning a new relationship
    • physical: you will be able to regain your mobility and get back to your regular routines

Every woman experiences different outcomes, so make sure to discuss any related issue with your gynecologist to help you discover the best solution for your particular situation.


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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/