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Could post hysterectomy sex pain be cancer?

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Could post hysterectomy sex pain be cancer? I often have severe pain when I have sex, I am wondering whether this could be cancer related. My parents died with cancer and it has crossed my mind. I had a hysterectomy when I was 24. I am now 42 and am now experiencing a lot of terrible pain. I have not went to the doctor because I am afraid of the news that I may get.
 

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Caring.com User - Jennifer Serafin, N.P.
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Jennifer Serafin, N.P. is a registered nurse and geriatric nurse practitioner at the Jewish Homes for the Aged in San Francisco.
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From reading your letter, I can tell that you are worried. You do not mention in your letter why you had a hysterectomy at 24 years of age. You also See also:
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do not say if they took your ovaries as well (which would mean that you need to be on hormone replacement therapy). To be honest, pain during sex after a hysterectomy is most commonly caused by vaginal dryness. Painful sex can also be caused by very tense muscles in the pelvic area. Since you had a hysterectomy so young, I would recommend that you schedule an appointment with your Gynecologist to get checked out, to be on the safe side. I do not think it is cancer from reading your letter, but sex should not be painful, so you do need a thorough examination and treatment for your problem.

 

 
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