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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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 to recover from abdominal hysterectomy?

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 usually take to recover from an abdominal hysterectomy?

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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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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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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How much time does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

Varies: It can take as little as a few days to several weeks. It can depend on a variety of things, such as the manner in which the surgery is performed, the reason for the surgery, and other diseases or illness of the person having the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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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