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Can a man have sex a day after having surgery for retinal

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Can a man have sex a day after having surgery for retinal detachment? If not, how many days should he wait?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
That is an excellent question and the answer depends upon what type of surgery you had for your detachment.
Do you know if you had a scleral buckle only? A vitrectomy? A gas/fluid exchange with gas left in the eye....?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
On 4th November it was a gas filled one. As it had not completely rectified the detachment, oil fill was done on 29th November
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Ok. That is a fairly extensive surgery and you just had the oil fill, which should have flattened out your retina.
I am sure that you were examined by your surgeon today and, of course, given your very, very recent surgery she would be the best person to ask this question too.
That being said, you should be OK to have non-athletic type sex now. What do I mean by this? You on the bottom and her doing most of the work. The "stress" of organism should not be an issue.
Does this make sense to you?
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