Sexuality after cancer

Cancer treatments can have side effects that make resuming sex challenging. Ask questions, share information and find support related to sexuality after a cancer diagnosis and treatment here.

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Bleeding after sex post cone biopsy

AdrienneT
  • By AdrienneT · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I was diagnosed with cin 3 high grade dysplasia last year. I underwent a cold knife cone biopsy in the beginning of December, and all margins were clear! About a little over a month after surgery, my ...

1 year after LEEP - still no sex drive

RedSoles
  • By RedSoles · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • I know this subject keeps arising here and I've seen it pop up and discussed many times. I had my first LEEP in March 2013, when I was 29 years old. I am now a frigid 30 year old and gotten to the point ...

lubricant

nurse162
  • By nurse162 · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I remember someone posting a lubricant on here that helps "block" HPV somewhat. It started with a C. Any help out there? Kim ...

Cryo

vipra
  • By vipra · Posted March 15, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • I am having HSV for the past 2 years. I was detected koilocytotic change 3 months before. I had my cryotherapy done on 27th feb. Dr. advised not to have sex for 6 weeks. My husband insists atleast in ...

Tearing during sex after colposcopy

Saralmac
  • By Saralmac · New reply December 25, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • Didn't know where to post this, hope this is the right place! I had a colspocopy 6 weeks ago and since then every time I have sex I tear a little bit. I've never had this problem before. We waited almost ...

Sex after a vulvectomy

challengergirl (Inactive)
  • By challengergirl (Inactive) · Posted November 6, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hi everybody.... I'm 46 years old and am having a vulvectomy on the 12th and am losing my clitoris..... I've never been able to orgasm during intercourse and am concerned that enjoyable sex is over for ...

Bed wetting after cervical cancer

ocgal
  • By ocgal · New reply October 13, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I have had a hysterectomy, chemo and radiation for my cancer. I am five years and cancer free. The one problem I am having is sometimes at night I wet the bed. I have never done this before but my doctor ...

How likely is it to have painless sex after the LEEP

meggy40
  • By meggy40 · New reply February 8, 2013
  • 13 replies
  • I had the LEEP Procedure three weeks ago and I know I must wait another three weeks before I can have intercourse. I have been reading a lot about it online and a lot of women are saying sex is never ...

Vaginal canal closer after laser surgery

SassyK9864
  • By SassyK9864 · New reply March 26, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Hello. I have water vapor laser surgery a while back and now my vaginal canal is closed off, even my doctor can not believe hoe short it is. I can not have sex as it is to painful. I am wondering if anyone ...

Scared About Sex Post LEEP

AdieLady
  • By AdieLady · New reply October 29, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • SO...my boyfriend lives out of state, and just left after our two year anniversary celebration. He is on board with everything and knows that I am having a LEEP on Wednesday. The thing is, we did have ...

So glad I found this site

trulyred
  • By trulyred · New reply October 18, 2011
  • 21 replies
  • Hi am so glad I stumbled upon this site . I was diagnosed with 3a cervical cancer in 1997 had 8 weeks of external radiation , 2 rounds of cessium implants .I had a lot of damage due to the radiation ...

Preserving Fertility WHile FIghting Cancer!!!

Guruji-K
  • By Guruji-K · Posted August 23, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • Info. for YOU! Preserving Fertility while fighting CANCER. SEE: http://www.cancer.gov/ncicancerbulletin/ 011111/page5 Warm regards, NCCC www.nccc-online.org ...

HELP

ocgal
  • By ocgal · New reply July 28, 2011
  • 5 replies
  • Is there anyone who can help me? It has been nearly 2 years since my last treatment and I still cannot have sex. I had surgery and they removed my uteris and I had chemo and external and internal radiation ...

Sex Drive after leep procedure

Jondo
  • By Jondo · New reply July 14, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • Hi, I am just wondering for those of you females that have had the leep procedure done, if you lost your sex drive, after the procedure. My wife and I have been married over 5 years, and was EXTREMELY ...

evelyn

EVE29
  • By EVE29 · New reply July 11, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • hi there is there anyone that can help me me and my boyfriend had sex 2weeks after my cone biopsy do you think that i could be pregnant ...

Sexual Side Effects???

ocgal
  • By ocgal · New reply July 4, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • I have just had my 3 year mark and still to this day it is painful to have sex. I am using the dilators but they too are painful? Is there any hope out there from me? I am so young and this has really ...

Bleeding from Intercourse

Jeanette17
  • By Jeanette17 · Posted May 15, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • I had a LEEP procedure in 2007. Now, several years later, I bleed almost every time I have sex. I've been to three different doctors about this, and they all report that this is a result of having had ...

pregnancy after trachelectomy

christiecsr
  • By christiecsr · New reply January 26, 2011
  • 11 replies
  • I had a radical trachelectomy 8/09. My husband and I were told to wait at least a year before trying to get pregnant. I went off of my birth control late September of this year and just found out I was ...

Sexual and emotional issues after LEEP

Carpediem5
  • By Carpediem5 · New reply January 19, 2011
  • 6 replies
  • Hi all, I had the leep done about 2 months ago. I found the emotional aftermath harder to deal with than the physical effects of the procedure. My boyfriend and I worked through the mood swings, breaking ...

LEEP Procedure has lead to sexual issues in relationship

Bulbasaur
  • By Bulbasaur · New reply January 5, 2011
  • 6 replies
  • I had the LEEP Procedure last year and it has caused sexual problems in my relationship. I had been with my partner for 1 year before I had the treatment. Afterwards we tried to have sex a few times (after ...

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