A 43-year-old female asked:
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i had a histerectomy in march it's been 8 weeks is it ok to start taking baths and go swimming? haven't seen dr yet for post op he's been out of offic

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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 your situation may differ in some way from usual.
Answered on May 15, 2014
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