A 34-year-old member asked:
when can i go swimming after having a hysterectomy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeff Livingston answered
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.
Answered on Apr 4, 2016
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
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 is very low. Sanitation for the woman who is bleeding a bit after surgery may dictate some delay before swimming.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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