Abstract The prevailing view in the literature is that hysterectomy improves the quality of life. Recovering well after abdominal hysterectomy. In the case of subtotal hysterectomy, cervical sensibility would likely be compromised by damage to its three different pairs of sensory nerves, and, of course, abolished by total hysterectomy. Supravaginal Uterine Amputation vs. However, women whose preferred source of stimulation is vaginal or cervical would be more likely to experience a decrement in sensation and consequently sexual response after hysterectomy, because the nerves innervating those organs -- pelvic, hypogastric and vagus -- are more likely to be damaged or severed in the course of hysterectomy. Demos Medical Publishing; Thinning tissues may make some sexual activity painful.
It is important to understand that this recommendation is based on the average time it takes to heal, which is about 6 to 8 weeks.
How to Approach Sex After a Hysterectomy
The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at J Minim Invasive Gynecol. While this refers to the body site at which the orgasm is perceivedit does not address the crucial question of the body site from which the orgasm is elicitedi. Table 1 Effects of Hysterectomy Summary of findings reported in the papers regarding the variably reported outcomes of hysterectomy including: Elevation of pain threshold by vaginal stimulation in women. J Sex Marital Ther. Your surgeon will have advised you to do pelvic floor exercises to help your recovery.