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I had a cyst removed along with my right ovarie almost two weeks ago. I'm still tender amd sore but which I'm sure is normal and my doctor says that I am healing nicely. When will it be safe to wear tampons and have sex?

By October 9, 2011 - 2:44pm
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In this case, I would consider waiting 4-6 weeks before having sex. Especially if you are healing nicely--you don't want to take the chance and delay healing. Please consult sex and tampons with your doctor prior to engaging in either.



October 11, 2011 - 6:51am

Hi Sutton,

Was your surgery laparoscopic or was this an open-abdomen operation?

In laparoscopic surgeries, any strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 2 weeks. For the most part, doctors will give you the green light for sex and tampons any time after two weeks. However, this should be addressed with your doctor. If you had open-abdomen surgery, your doctor may want you to wait a little longer.

Best Wishes,


October 9, 2011 - 5:07pm
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

It was a bikini cut incision.

October 9, 2011 - 9:12pm
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