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Can i have sex despite having temporal lobectomy?

I just had a temporal lobectomy done about five days ago. My doctor told me to lay low and take it easy for about a month to three months because he doesn t want bleeding or pressure in my head. I assume this means I can not have sex for that amount of time. Am I atleast able to masterbate? When can I have sex?
Mon, 23 Feb 2015
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Hi,
Thanks for writing in.

Having a temporal lobectomy is a major procedure and you must avoid situations causing increased pressure in your brain. Sex is an intense physical activity and can cause raised blood pressure and more blood flow t the brain causing problems to healing. It is best to avoid sex for 6 weeks and then slowly start having sex with least discomfort. Masturbation also causes the similar effects on the brain and can be hazardous at the moment. Please wait a month before you masturbate. Sex and masturbation should be slow and without force in the beginning. You can use lot of lubrication jelly and remind your partner to be gentle. It does not mean you cannot express your sexual desires for a month. Please use this period to create an emotional bond with your partner and to get closer and this will help you recover quick.
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