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what is the recovery time from a hysterectomy

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
3 to 8 weeks: There is variability depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, the age and health of the patient, and the way the surgery is performed. A vaginal ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hysterctomy recovery: Please do a full visit where your doctor will explain all the risks and details. Everyone varies with recovery. I tell people to really feel well be ... Read More
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Dr. Herb Coussons
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Four weeks or less: Robotic hysterectomy is a major surgery though less invasive than open surgery. Patients may have less pain and recover quicker than vaginal or lapar ... Read More
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Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fast: After a straight-forward robot assisted hyterectomy you can usually go home the same day of surgery and should be fine by a few days post-op. I would ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on type: The internal healing after hysterectomy, traditionally takes six weeks. However, if you have a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy, you will be up an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The recovery time for a supracervical hysterectomy, depends more on how the doctor gets in , rather than the procedure itself. On open procedure, one ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Hysterectomy, etc.: It may take a few weeks to fully recover from the hysterectomy. During that time you need to keep close control of your diabetes. If you have no thyro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Postop: I usually tell my patients 4-6 weeks depending upon the complexity. Some patients return to work etc in 2-3 weeks with limited lifting. I usually tell ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: First you need a thorough evaluation including an exam, ultrasound and endometrial evaluation to decide on type of hysterectomy and who is the best pe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Liehr
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hysterectomy : The safest option is the method your surgeon is well experienced in. Vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic hysterectomy all have about the same rapid rec ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
30 years experience Urogynecology
Pain: Generally, slings and minimally invasive hysterectomies, such as robotic, result in very little pain post-operatively. Rectocele repairs are variable ... Read More
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