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How soon after hysterectomy can I exercise

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
33 years experience
Ask your surgeon: There are two types of hysterectomy: sub-total (cervix left in place) and total (cervix removed). I clear my patients who have had sub-total for exerc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Talk to your surgeon: It depends on the manner in which the uterus was removed. Laparascopic, vaginal only approaches, and davinci robotic surgeries all have different rec... Read More
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
Not long: You should begin walking right away, though you may not be able to walk as long as you did preoperatively. You can add light activities and gentle st... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
3-6 weeks: Depends on the type of hysterectomy, the type of exercise, and your doctor's recommendations.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Depends: If a woman had an abdominal hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy i recommend 6 weeks until can do weight lifting or strenuous exercise. Prior to that ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Soon: You can walk immediately but you should limit lifting to less than 15 pounds and avoid abdominal exercises for at least two weeks.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Start with GYN MD: Start by asking your GYN MD surgeon if physical exercise of any type is O.K. or not. Secondly, if you are only 12 days post op you are probably still ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Slow and easy...: You want to be very careful to follow your surgeon's lead here. Getting active is an admirable goal, and there's no reason why you shouldn't shoot for... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Belly fat: I would go back to the surgeon(s) who looked after you and listen to their advice. Surgery may be a good idea but might be expensive and not well cove... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
I would recommend: 1-2 weeks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Removal of uterus: Removal of uterus alone leaving behind the ovaries and fallopian tubes - total hysterectomy. When ovaries are also removed tubes it is called total h... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete)... Read More