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how long does pain last after abdominal hysterectomy

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hysterectomy: A total abdominal hysterectomy could last 45 minutes to multiple hours depending on how complicated your case is, prior surgeries, your weight, findin ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually about 6 week: Maybe less, most patients are usually well enough to go back to work after 6 weeks. You will recover faster if you have an lavh, or robot surgery or v ... Read More
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Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk answered
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several weeks : If possible consider a second opinion. If in fact a hysterectomy is needed at this time, look to a minimally invasive procedure such as laparoscopic o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
6 to 8 weeks: An abdominal hysterectomy with a large incision requires 6 to 8 weeks to get back to full energy and completely normal exercise and activities. The r ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2-6 weeks: Most patients will be discharged from the hospital 48-72 hours after surgery. Most will be uncomfortable for about 2 weeks and be able to return to wo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Nowicki
23 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Usually about: 6 -8 weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
4-6 weeks: Most people get 4-6 weeks off after an abdominal hysterectomy.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
About six weeks: It will get better day by day.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usally about 6 weeks: Most of us do not do very many total abdominal hysterectomies anymore, since I do most of mine either laparoscopically, with the robot or vaginally wh ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask MD: You need to discuss this with the surgeon who performed the surgery. Not all surgeries progress the same way and your surgeon will know best.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
about 4 to 6 weeks: The healing process is about 80% complete at 6 weeks, the final 20% takes almost an entire year. The risk of incision breaking apart with coughing, st ... Read More

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