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Old 01-02-2003, 04:27 PM   #1
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How long to wait for sex after a D and C

As many know I had a m/c on New Years Eve, I had a D and C, or Curette, on Jan 1st.
My question is, how long should DH and I have waited after my D&C before I having sex.

Cause we did about 30 hours after I came out of surgery. And now this morning I am soooo sore. I think that maybe the anathsetic(sp?) hadn't worn off yet last night.
I had descided that we would wait 2 or 3 days and we ended up waiting 1 day. I was sort of half asleep when I made that choice though.
We hadn't actually had sex in about 2 weeks becuase of the threatened mc/c and all the bleeding.

Could someone give me some idea if I could have done myself some damage, by having sex so soon after surgery?

Please. Thanks

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Old 01-02-2003, 06:09 PM   #2
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Re: How long to wait for sex after a D and C

Hello
I cant really help you with this problem im sorry. But I cant quit thinking about you and what happened to you.I feel so bad for you and I hope you are alright with all that has happened.I havent been bleeding anymore I hope I dont. I have prayed for you and your family and will again.
I want to say everything happens for a reason,it wasnt meant to be and all that other stuff everyone always says becouse I really believe it but... seeing as I had a scare myself the other night I know chances are it wont make you feel any better.and it might be hard to even think straight right now..
chances are you shouldnt have sex for a few days the least. but take care of yourself and let us and me know how you are doing and holding up.

 
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Old 01-02-2003, 06:12 PM   #3
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Re: How long to wait for sex after a D and C

Yes, you can damage yourself. You can get a serious infection, too.
You must wait at least two weeks, maybe more if you are still bleeding. I can't believe the doctors did not tell you.

 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: How long to wait for sex after a D and C

No one said anything like that, all they said was be a bit careful for a while because you're extremely fertile after a m/c as your homone levels are still up. Nobody said anything about infection. I'll ask my dr. about it when I go for my blood test this arvo.

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Old 01-02-2003, 10:47 PM   #5
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Re: How long to wait for sex after a D and C

I was also told what Friend said. You should speak to your doctor and suspend all activity for at least 2 to 3 weeks and you have completely stopped bleeding.

FYI they also say to wait 3 months to try to conceive but my ob says this is more for mental reasons and that 1.5 months should be sufficient if the m/c was within 2 months.

 
Old 01-03-2003, 12:33 AM   #6
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Re: How long to wait for sex after a D and C

Well, I spoke to my dr this arvo about it.
He said you should wait about 1 week, but that it wasn't really that big deal. Hmmm, hope he is right. Anyway, I told DH not for at least 4 days cause I am very sore since last night. I have pretty much stopped bleeding anyway, I don't know if that makes any diffence. I mean they may even do the procedure slightly differently over here.

Thanks for all the advice

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Old 01-03-2003, 07:06 AM   #7
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Re: How long to wait for sex after a D and C

You HAVE to wait at least a week, to be safe two weeks! You can get a serious infection from anything that enters your uterus... ie. sperm.. even a bath can cause an infection. It may even lead to infertility.. I can't believe your doctor didn't emphasize that!

 
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