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A 34-year-old member asked:

When can i go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
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.
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