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How long after your hysterectomy should you wait to exercise?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long after your hysterectomy is it suggested you wait to exercise?

How long after your hysterectomy is it suggested you wait to exercise?

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 more

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When after your hysterectomy did you wait to exercise?

When after your hysterectomy did you wait to exercise?

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

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How long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

How long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

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 more

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How long will you have to wait to travel after having a hysterectomy?

How long will you have to wait to travel after having a hysterectomy?

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 more

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How long do you have to wait for external sex following hysterectomy?

When comfortable: If there is no penetration and you are not disturbing any sutures, it should be safe whenever you are comfortable. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after a hysterectomy before I can begin lifting weights?

How long do I have to wait after a hysterectomy before I can begin lifting weights?

Check with surgeon: In general the answer would be six weeks for strenuous exercise. Check with your doctor for specific instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

As soon as you want: You will not cause any harm with an orgasm, even immediately post op, as long as there is no vaginal penetration involved. ...Read more

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How long after my transvaginal hysterectomy should I wait to start working out?

2 to 4 weeks: Most recommendations are to minimize strenuous exertion for 2 to 4 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy. You should ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more