Wait to have sex after reconstruction?

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Question from Marguerite: How soon after reconstruction surgery should I wait to have sex? Do I need to heal completely first?
Answers - Kara Nakisbendi If you feel comfortable. There may be specific orders from the doctor. Just listen to your body if things make you uncomfortable. You should be fine. It could actually help the healing and the pain.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Sex, Intimacy, and Breast Cancer featured Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. and Kara Nakisbendi, M.D.answering your questions about sexual side effects of breast cancer and breast cancer treatment, and what you can do about them.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2008.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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