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I know the incision site has healed. But how long does it take for muscles to heal after a hysterectomy cause I still feel pain every so often.

I know the incision site has healed. But how long does it take for muscles to heal after a hysterectomy cause I still feel pain every so often.

Never the same again: Often a significant wound takes about 4-6 wks to heal, but it will never be the same. Once cut/injured, you will have a scar at the site and this remains and may bother you on/off for life. Some get adhesions and this can cause pain intermittently. Once healed, gentle stretching of the scar area to maintain its elasticity can help with contracture and thus reduce pain. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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How long does it take for a vaginal cuff to heal after hysterectomy?

How long does it take for a vaginal cuff to heal after hysterectomy?

4-6 weeks: Regardless of the type of hysterectomy, the vagina usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. During this time, pelvic rest (no sex, no tampons, nothing in the vagina) is recommended. ...Read more

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Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Ask your surgeon: These are things that should have been addressed prior to surgery with written or verbal instructions. Call your surgeons office and obtain clarification now. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a hysterectomy?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a hysterectomy?

Depends.: It depends on the type of hysterectomy that is performed. The less invasive the procedure the quicker the recovery. Nearly all hysterectomies can be performed using a minimally invasive technique. Recovery time varies from about one week to about six weeks. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

Varies: Recovery can take from a few days to a few weeks. The route of the surgery, vaginal-laparoscopic-abdominal, etc, will affect the recovery time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hysterectomy bloating to go away?

How long does it take for hysterectomy bloating to go away?

Up to 6 wks: Bloating is common after abdominal surgery as there is bowel irritation and swelling of the tissues. Most patients can fit back into there jeans at 5 - 6 weeks after a hysterectomy. It should get progressively less the further you get post-op. ...Read more

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My mom had a full hysterectomy. How long does it take to recover?

My mom had a full hysterectomy. How long does it take to recover?

4 - 6 weeks: Recovery time after a hysterectomy via an abdominal incision takes about 4 - 6 weeks, depending on the age and the general health status of the woman. Recovery time after laparoscopic surgery tends to be shorter. ...Read more

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What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

What happens during a vaginal hysterectomy and how long does it take?

No visible scar: A circular incision is made around the cervix through the vaginal wall. The abdominal cavity is entered between the rectum and cervix through the vagina. The bladder is separated from the cervix. The arteries feeding the uterus are tied off and cut. The uterus is delivered through the vagina. The ligaments supporting the uterus and cervix are reattached to the vagina. The vagina is closed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from abdominal hysterectomy?

6 to 8 weeks: An abdominal hysterectomy with a large incision requires 6 to 8 weeks to get back to full energy and completely normal exercise and activities. The recovery is significantly less (2 to 4 weeks) with a vaginal, laparoscopic, or davinci robotic hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for diuretics to begin working? I started taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone) daily yesterday. Ascites after hysterectomy.

Varies: Onset of action for most diuretics is within a couple of hours with increase in urine output for a few hours. However, clinical response with resolution of ascites or edema would be highly variable from patient to patient. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regenerate abdominal muscles following a radical hysterectomy and what exercises can be done at 6 weeks post op?

You don't regnerate: You do not regenerate muscles =
but you can do exercises 6 weeks such as walking, other aerobic exercises.
You can slowly start to do abdominal crunches too. ...Read more

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How long does recovery take after a hysterectomy?

1-2 weeks: It is still surgery and results vary from person to person. ...Read more

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How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

Depends.: Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc.

In general, most hysterectomies can be done in 1 - 2 hours. ...Read more

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How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.

How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.

Depends: Depends upon the type of dissolving suture as there are many different types. 24 days is not unreasonable and I assume some of the sutures have fallen out already. They will continue to do so with time. ...Read more

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Why do doctors insist that women go back to work in six weeks after a hysterectomy when it takes for longer than that to recover from this?

Why do doctors insist that women go back to work in six weeks after a hysterectomy when it takes for longer than that to recover from this?

Wounds healed: Your wounds should be totally healed by then. Why don't you want to return to work? The vast, vast majority are back to work within 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take to have a total hysterectomy with a bikini cut?

Less than 1 hour: This usually takes less than one hour but recovery takes several weeks. There are several minimally invasive options such as davinci assisted and laparoscopically assisted hysterectomies that have much easier recoveries. When done by an experienced minimally invasive surgeon, they usually take less than an hour as well. Please make sure you've checked all your options! ...Read more

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For how long should I take the medication livial (2.5 mg) after a hysterectomy, without any side effects?

Ask doctor: I would certainly ask the doctor who originally prescribed the medication how long you should continue to take it. Usually it is about a year. ...Read more

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My mom is having a full hysterectomy (davinci) & lives alone. I'm going to need to take time off of work. Generally how long will I need to plan for?

Several days...: At least. Depending on her age and condition, a week may be required. Her surgeon will have suggestions based on her overall condition and the anticipated time required for him/her to complete the procedure. At some point more limited help will probably suffice. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long to recover from a complete hysterectomy? I go out and do errands then crash cause I get tired and wore out can u tell me why

Post-op fatigue: One of the common reasons for people to feel fatigued after surgery is due to anemia. Depending on how much blood was lost during the surgery, you can have symptoms of anemia for several weeks before your bone marrow replenishes what you've lost. Other causes of fatigue could be related to meds, anesthesia, or more serious issues like blood clots. See your primary care doc for eval. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in 2009 my doctor did not take my ovaries, she said I don't need any pelvic exams any longer, its always bothered me. Do i?

I had a hysterectomy in 2009 my doctor did not take my ovaries, she said I don't need any pelvic exams any longer, its always bothered me. Do i?

Yes: A woman who has had a hysterectomy for totally benign causes, without evidence of precancerous conditions of cervix no longer needs pap smears. However, bimanual pelvic exams are warranted to evaluate presence of ovarian disease. Ultrasound is valuable in detection as well, but not a routine screening tool. ...Read more

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How long after hysterectomy can it take for vaginal cuff stitches to dissolve? I'm 11 1/2 weeks post op and still have some.

Depends: That can partly depend on the type of suture that was used with your hysterectomy. The most common types are usually pretty much dissolved by 90 days. However, if you are not having any bleeding or irregular discharge, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from an abdominal hysterectomy?

2-6 weeks: Most patients will be discharged from the hospital 48-72 hours after surgery. Most will be uncomfortable for about 2 weeks and be able to return to work around week 6. ...Read more

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How long does a total abdominal hysterectomy take?

How long does a total abdominal hysterectomy take?

Hysterectomy: A total abdominal hysterectomy could last 45 minutes to multiple hours depending on how complicated your case is, prior surgeries, your weight, findings intraoperatively, cancer related surgery etc. If it is for a thin patient, with no prior surgeries, no pelvic masses etc, probably around 45 min to 2 hours depending on surgeon experience. This can vary a lot. ...Read more