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how long after a hysterectomy can you take a bath

A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
After 6 week check : Unless you had a supracervical hysterectomy, i usually tell my patients to do no more than a sitz bath (2-3inches of water) until I have inspected the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Now right now: You had the surgery 11days ago.It is about time you take a bath.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: There are quite a few types of hysterectomy. If you had a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy you could take a bath right away because you only h ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doctors advice: Your doctor who did your surgery advised you that it was ok to swim and take a bath. We should trust the the surgeon who did your case is providing yo ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
If: If your vital signs are okay usually with in a few hours.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Typically 1 week: That's what i tell my patients but every doctor is different, so you should check with yours to be sure.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Enzmann
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No more bleeding: You should wait until your bleeding has stopped completely in order to avoid infection.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your MD: You need to ask your treating GYN MD that question.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
6 weeks: It generally takes 6 weeks for healing to be complete.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: I trust that the biopsy area has a bandage or a band-aid on it. A day or so after the incision, there is sufficient tissue response to protect from ex ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2-4 weeks: You should confirm with your own surgeon as there may be specific restrictions in individual cases but in general 2-4 weeks shoul dbe enough recovery ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Almost immediately: Commonly, women were told they could drive after 2 weeks. However, if not on narcotics for pain, it is safe to drive when you can move your foot from ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It depends.....: On what kind of surgery you had. Hand surgery - right away! ask you doctor.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
3 to 6 weeks: If you have an uncomplicated c-section and your wound is completely healed, usually at three to four weeks, and your OB allows you, then you can take ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It depends on how bad the hemorrhoids are and how many. Recovery may take 2 weeks or two months depending on how extensive the surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Less than 1 hour: This usually takes less than one hour but recovery takes several weeks. There are several minimally invasive options such as davinci assisted and lapa ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Whitby
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Are YOU ready?: Welcome! so much of daily living is "exercise" -best to heal inside & out, review your fitness prior to pregnancy and during....Then stretch, warm up ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
About 2 weeks: I assume you mean a newborn. There are several ways to perform a circumcision, but most are healed in 1-2 weeks.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. SREEDHAR POLAVARAPU
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1-2 wks: Like any other surgery, wound should heal in 7-10 days. However, if there is infection /diabetes /malnourishment /anemia...The rcovery could be late!
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends when you had your surgery. If the wound is closed, but you still have stables or sutures, you can take a shower, but don't scratch or rub the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: Most women are completely healed in 4 weeks. Some physicians advise pelvic rest (no sex) for up to 8 weeks just to be safe.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
13 years experience General Surgery
7 weeks: Surgical methods are usually employed between gestational ages of 7-14 weeks. Non-surgical methods are employed at a gestational age out of this rang ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
4-6 weeks: This depends very much on other medical issues that might make recovery more difficult, but i would assume, in your case, that you should plan to be o ... Read More
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