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    Penyju posted:
    I recently had a da vinci style hysterectomy and the doctor told me that intercourse was to be avoided for 9 weeks. Does this seem excessive or is that a standard amount of time? Especially when I am told I can go back to full physical labor at work after 6 weeks.
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    Anon_596 responded:
    9 weeks is pretty much the norm to allow proper healing and so on. Internally things take longer to heal than externally. Infections are also a concern here.
     
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    Anon_6061 responded:
    I thought 6 weeks was the typical timeframe. However, I know of women whose vaginal cuff incision "burst open" with intercourse so you should heed your doctor's advice on this. According to a study, this bursting of the incision (dehiscence) is rare but "may occur more frequently with robotic total laparoscopic hysterectomy" - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2896382/.


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