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Can I Exercise After Surgical Abortion
Discharge Papers: You should have received discharge instructions after the procedure. I would imagine if you are not having any trouble with bleeding, you could resume your workouts after 3-4 days recovery. If you have any specific, vigorous workouts that you do, call your surgeon. You would probably want to avoid water sports/or activities where there might be pressurized water entering the vagina. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Carefully.: After 3-6 weeks have passed from your cesarean section (and if ok with your doctor) you may start working out slowly with swimming, treadmill, or stationary bike. Don't overdo it, though - 30-45 minutes 4-5 times/week suffice. Depending on your prior habits, you may further increase this regimen back to your baseline within 3-6 months after the c-section. Avoid heavy lifting! ...Read more
6 weeks is safe: Your gyn surgeon would be the person to ask, but the generally accepted standard is about 6 weeks. Most people wait for a post op exam to get clearance from the doctor just to be safe. ...Read more
Recovery: In general recovery after open abdominal procedure, like a caesarean section, is 6 weeks. Best to check in with your surgeon, who knows your case best. Make sure you are seen for post-operative visit. ...Read more
Within a week: You can ovulate within a week of a surgical abortion. It is important to immediately start contraception after abortion or miscarriage. I hope your abortion provider explained that. Many of us place IUDs right after the procedure b/c they're highly effective methods, safe & easy to place. Please use condoms every time and consider having the most effective methods- an IUD or implant -placed ASAP ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Restrictions: Depends on the exercise. Ask your surgeon. My restrictions are, no bending at the waist and no heavy lifting (10 lb) for 1 wk. Then you can return to normal routine. Other caveats: always have eye protection, no underwater activity for a month, or any other extreme spots, ie. Bungie jumping...... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wouldn't swim: I generally ask my patients to avoid hot tubs, swimming pools, and ocean/lake swimming for as long as the bleeding continues after a procedure (10-14 days), because inevitably, some water gets inside the vagina and I worry about infections while the cervix is still healing. Showers are fine. But these recommendations are not strict, and not all doctors agree. Some say 48 hours, some say 2 weeks. ...Read more
After scalp removal or surgery can still work hard after a week of surgery and can i have bike,jogging, badminton,can i travel and flight.tanx?
Be kind to yourself!: After having scalp removed, you need to let your body heal from major surgery, not stress it further! Also, depending if they removed part of your skull, you may need to wear protective head gear, so nothing happens if you fall hard. Speak to your doctor or surgeon about this. I would do simple, easy things like walking versus jogging or biking or jumping around in badminton. ...Read more
As tolerated : I tell my patients to return to usual activity as treated by pain and discomfort. Just listen to your body and use common sense and you'll be fine. As always however, there may be features unique to your case, and you should check with your surgeon. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a radiofrequency turbinate reduction surgery early this month. Approximately how long more before I can resume sports?
Turbinate reduction: Turbinate reduction is a minor procedure and generally they can resume full activity in 2 weeks. ...Read more
How long before i can do heavy exercise after having a c-section / tubal with absorbable staples? I'm 7wks pp. Still feel staples and discomfort.
You will be: Able to do exercises by this time ( 7 th wk post op ) but has to do progressively , speak to our surgeon who has more information on you. ...Read more
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