Q. I have difficulty feeling anything during intercourse after my ovarian cyst removal surgery. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 17, 2022 and last reviewed on: Dec 06, 2022

Hi doctor,

I got open surgery to remove a cyst from the ovary. My period ended last Saturday. I am now ovulating, but I had a lot of water blogged tinged discharge that soaked my innerwear and has been spotting and having cramps. I am worried if this is normal because I am back working 12 hours on my feet and still have swelling around the surgical site. Please help.



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I understand your concern.

You should not be having the blood-tinged discharge almost two months after the surgery. Even the swelling around the surgical site is abnormal. So I suggest you schedule a visit with your surgeon and might also need an internal examination and ultrasound to look for any collection.

I hope this helps.

Hi doctor,

Thanks for your reply. Some of the swellings have gone down. I have seen an improvement but still have some swelling, and on days I walk a lot, I notice it more, and the discharge is gone but also been noticing having a hard time feeling anything during intercourse. Please help.



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I understand your concern.

Alright, that is normal then. It is usual for you not to feel anything after intercourse that is common after surgery. It will get back to normal gradually. It can sometimes even take around six months. What is important is for you to know that nothing has changed in your body physically to feel that way. The swelling you are feeling now is due to the tissue repair.

I hope this helps.

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