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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?

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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How long to recover from a hysterectomy at 45?

How long to recover from a hysterectomy at 45?

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. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to recover from a hysterectomy at my age of 53?

Depends on type: With an abdominal hysterectomy the time off work and restrictions of no heavy lifting and only walking is 6 weeks. Vaginal hysterectomy is the same though women feel better faster. With hysterectomy done laparoscopically the recovery and time off work is more like 3 weeks. If you are in reasonable health you should do fine. If you come to surgery exhausted it will take longer to heal. ...Read more

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What amount it takes to recover from transabdominal hysterectomy?

Varies: Most women have fully recovered in 4 to 6 weeks. Soon would be quicker and some would take a bit longer. The average is about 3 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

Varies: Many women are essentially fully recovered in less than 2 weeks. Most have resumed normal activity by 2 to 4 weeks. To be safe, you should plan for 4 to 6 weeks for full recovery - but expect to require less than 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How much time to recover from a hysterectomy at my age of 53?

Varies: It could depend on how the surgery is done and also on your state of health. Some women recover from a laparoscopic hysterectomy in as little as 10 days, some require 3 to 4 weeks. Your doctor can give you a good idea what to expect prior to having a hysterectomy. ...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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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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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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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