Sex is a natural act and a necessity of every human being. Since almost all the hernias are present on the front side of body one can think that hernia might interfere with sex. Hernia, whether it is below the thigh or near the navel or the incisional hernia of the old operation site —– makes little bit of trouble in the process of sex
WHEN CAN I HAVE SEX ?
When can I have sex after hernia surgery, how can I do it, can hernia recur because of physical efforts done during sex —- Many such questions come in the mind of the patients but due to hesitation they are not able to ask the doctor.
To have sex after any surgery, first of all it is necessary that the patient listen to his/ her body—- when he/ she himself/ herself feels comfortable only then is the right time for sex
You may be uncomfortable due to pain for some time after surgery —- that time is not right. You are mentally unprepared for sex due to physical fatigue and pain after surgery. This is natural. After some time your pain subsides and you feel physically relaxed too. You can have sex at this time
RELATION WITH TYPE OF HERNIA SURGERY
It is generally seen that after laparoscopic surgery, the pain is very less and the recovery of the patient is faster. Patients recover more quickly after laparoscopic surgery, so sex can be quicker and more comfortable than with open incision surgery.
In incisional surgery, recovery is slow, pain is more, more stitches are needed, so patients usually take more time to feel comfortable having sex later.
If the patient feels pain while having sex, then it should be stopped in between and the next day appointment with the doctor should be made.
All patients should listen to their own body sounds and seek the advice of their surgeon. Sex is not a crime, so do not hesitate to discuss with your doctor.
FEW GENERAL TIPS
Here are few general tips :
Take your own time and do not be in hurry
Be slow and be gentle
Choose position comfortable to you
Stop immediately if pain or discomfort increases