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When can I go swimming after having a hysterectomy

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Six weeks: Obviously you would want to get a specific answer from your surgeon but about 4-6 weeks is a typical restriction to give the incisions time to heal.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: That would be a good question for your doctor. It is not unsafe to get a surgical incision wet and swimming pools are chlorinated so infection risk i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Post hysterectomy: Best to ask these questions to your surgeon who operated on you, as he knows exactly what was done.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your doctor: As a general rule the incisions are well healed at 8 weeks and its ok to take baths and go swimming. Its always best to consult with your doctor as y ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Check with OB: You should be able to go swimming at this point, but i would check with your OB first.
A male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Ask your implanter.: There are too many variables to give an overall accurate answer in all settings. From the skin wound standpoint, as soon as they say you can immerse i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A stent removed from where in the body? It should generally be safe to swim but you should ask the doctor who removed the stent.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Need to ask your physician specifically
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: It really depends on your surgeon and the surgical technique. I use no stitches and usually advise my patients that they cannot go swimming for two w ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
When not on a period: The only time a woman needs a tampon when swimming is during her menstrual periods (about 1/5 of the year). The rest of the time, no tampon is needed. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Threadworms (UK): Known as pinworms in the us. Pinworm infections are rarely spread through the use of swimming pools (unless heavly infested with e. Vermicularis). Re- ... Read More
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