U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Gilroy, CA
A 61-year-old female asked:

Had vaginal hysterectomy with anterior/posterior repair, 5 weeks ago. is it safe to vacuum rugs and do mild gardening and gentle yoga exercises?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Gradually: You can generally increase your activity after 4 weeks. If it doesn't hurt it is probably ok. If you feel pulling, tugging, pain, or pressure in the pelvis you are doing too much and should ease up.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 11, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.