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How Long After C Section Can I Swim
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
Typically: Up to six weeks. See your doctor, if you think they are not healing well. ...Read more
Varies: Depends somewhat if it was open or laparoscopic surgery. Each surgeon will have their own instructions. In my patients i tell them to wait a week after surgery before swimming & to limit the time in the water to less than 30 mminutes at first to watch for any irritation or reaction at the incision. Ask your surgeon for their directions. ...Read more
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
It depends whjat typ: Type were used, but the healing process is far enough along that you should be able to go back to work in 6 weeks, obviously all of the stitches are absorbable stitches inside and the skin can be closed with staples or glue or an absorbable or non absorbable stitch. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: Recovery after a c-hyst is similar to after a c-section. Most people feel pretty good by 2 weeks but it is more like 6 weeks to get to the 95% mark. It may take longer if you lost a lot of blood & are anemic or if your surgery was more complicated. ...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
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When comfortable: Really, as soon as you are comfortable enough to receive it. Usually this involves some movement ... and when it feels like that wouldn't be uncomfortable, it would be safe to go ahead. There is nothing about clitoral stimulation or orgasm that would adversely affect wound healing. Keep in mind your other restrictions and how sexual stimulation might impact your behavior! Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When you feel ready: Most would say wait until your next cycle. ...Read more
Not for, but for...: Tampons should not be used for bleeding related to the C-section still healing, so avoid them until you've completely healed. That is, the internal wound where the placenta was attached to the uterus. That said usually at 6 weeks after C-section, if all bleeding has stopped, your doctor will give the green light to use tampons with the next menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Please ask your OB: Your OB knows u and how the surgery went and should have already told you that before you went home form the hospital, usually u can have the post partum lochia for 3-5 weeks but it should get less and lighter as time goes on and should be done by the 6 weeks post partum exam, if the bleeding is not getting less or if it is increasing please call your OB as u will need to be checked. ...Read more
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