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How is vaginal hysterectomy healing faster?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
29 years experience
Less invasive: An advantage of vaginal hysterectomy is the lack of a large abdominal incision. Without that incision, there is usually less post-operative pain, so patients may return to regular activities more quickly and comfortably.
Dr. Scott Beard
Urogynecology 26 years experience
No incisions: All hysterectomies have a vaginal incision, in vaginal hysterectomy this is the only incision. Other hsyterectomies also expose the abdominal cavity to gas or air that has more of an effect on your bowels (intestines) and slows recovery.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Shorter recovery: A vaginal hysterectomy has only an incision at the top of the vagina. That incision is usually almost completely pain free - whereas an abdominal incision typically requires several weeks to heal to the point of relative painless activity. This allows for quicker easier recovery from the vaginal surgery and the impression of quicker healing.

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