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<p>I had my D&C last friday (5 days ago) and Dh and I dtd the today using a condom-- we were told to wait 6 weeks but he and I are really bad at restraining ourselves.  If we find ourselves in a room with a door that locks we invariably end up dtd <span><img alt="eyesroll.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif">.</span></p>
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<p><span>My understanding is the main risk is infection (which we tried to minimize using the condom)</span> but is there also risk of trauma from the penetration?  I had slight discomfort during and bled a little during (4inch spot on the sheet) but the bleeding stopped afterwards.  Other than avoiding conception and infection are there any other reasons to avoid dtd right after D&C?</p>
 

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<p>The main risk is infection. I would say that the bleeding is a result of a tender cervix - you shouldn't have to worry about "trauma".</p>
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<p>Six weeks sounds ridiculous to me. We were told to abstain until the bleeding stopped, because of the infection theory. I think we waited two weeks, to be safe.</p>
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<p>thanks!  It seems like the wait they give out varies wildly from dr to dr.  We dtd again today w/ condom, no bleeding, no pain, not even discomfort.</p>
 
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