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How Long Does It Take To Heal After A Hysterectomy
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
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?
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
4-6 weeks: Most people get 4-6 weeks off after an abdominal hysterectomy. ...Read more
How long does it take for diuretics to begin working? I started taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone) daily yesterday. Ascites after hysterectomy.
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
Hyst recovery: It takes 6 weeks to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Usually about: 6 -8 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been on testosterone 12 years now and will be having a total lapriscopic hysterectomy next year. How long will it take & what should I expect?
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
About six weeks: It will get better day by day. ...Read more
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