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How Long After Your Hysterectomy Should You Wait To Exercise
Not long: You should begin walking right away, though you may not be able to walk as long as you did preoperatively. You can add light activities and gentle stretching as long as it doesn't cause pain or fatigue. Upper body exercises and biking are ok after a few weeks. Just don't do any abdominal exercises or heavy lifting for 6 weeks. Exercise is easier after a vaginal/robot/laparoscopy approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
Depends: If a woman had an abdominal hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy i recommend 6 weeks until can do weight lifting or strenuous exercise. Prior to that walking is fine. Laparoscopic hysterectomy i let patients begin more exercise at 3 weeks. Of course start with gentle exercise and increase as tolerated. Check with the doc who did your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your surgeon: There are two types of hysterectomy: sub-total (cervix left in place) and total (cervix removed). I clear my patients who have had sub-total for exercise in 14 days from surgery, those who have had total hysterectomy i clear 6 weeks post surgery. Hopefully we are talking of laparoscopic hysterectomy: if not, definitely ask your surgeon. ...Read more
6 weeks: The usual recommendation is to avoid vaginal intercourse, or anything in the vagina for 6 weeks. This allows the stitches at the top of the vagina to heal properly. Clitoral stimulation, if it is comfortable, is safe before 6 weeks. Orgasm, because it causes contraction of pelvic muscles, may pull on healing tissue and might be uncomfortable in the weeks after pelvic surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends. : It depends on how the surgery was performed. For minimally invasive procedures it could be as soon as a week or could be six weeks for an open hysterectomy. It would be best to discuss this with your surgeon and get their recommendation. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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