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How long until you can drive after a hysterectomy?

How long until you can drive after a hysterectomy?

Almost immediately: Commonly, women were told they could drive after 2 weeks. However, if not on narcotics for pain, it is safe to drive when you can move your foot from the gas pedal tothe brake without pain. Be sure and "buckle up.". ...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 do I have to wait to drive after a vaginal hysterectomy?

How long do I have to wait to drive after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Varies: After an uncomplicated vaginal hysterectomy most women should be able to drive within 3 to 4 days and some even sooner. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

Depends: We usually recommend 2 weeks off from driving but it depends on how you are feeling and if you had an open procedure or laparscopic hysterectomy. For uncomplicated laparascopic procedures 1-2 weeks. Ask your md what she recommends. ...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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How long does recovery take after a hysterectomy?

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 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 is the recovery from a robotic hysterectomy?

2 weeks: A total laparoscopic hysterectomy done with the da vinci robot makes for a much easier recovery than a traditional hysterectomy. Usually patients can go home the same day or after an overnight hospital stay. Most can go back to work in 2 weeks unless they have a physically demanding job. No intercourse for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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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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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 is the recovery time for a complete robotic hysterectomy?

Hysterctomy recovery: Please do a full visit where your doctor will explain all the risks and details.

Everyone varies with recovery. I tell people to really feel well between three and six weeks. ...Read more

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Help please? How long are people out of work after a hysterectomy?

Help please? How long are people out of work after a hysterectomy?

Depends: With currently available minimally invasive technologies most people can return to most normal activities within 7-10 days. When you go back to work would depend on the method used to perform the surgery and the type of work you do. The more physical the job the longer you should be out of work. ...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 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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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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Are there any long term negative health risks to having a hysterectomy?

Are there any long term negative health risks to having a hysterectomy?

No pregnancies: The sole function of the uterus is to house a pregnancy which would no longer be possible. As long as the surgery goes smoothly with no complications, no negative health consequences will occur. On the other hand, removal of the ovaries in premenopausal women results in an early menopause which can have adverse health consequences. ...Read more

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I have been told I have post sterilization syndrome and my only option is a hysterectomy how long will it before I feel better?

I have been told I have post sterilization syndrome and my only option is a hysterectomy how long will it before I feel better?

Hysterectomy: Unsure what you mean by post sterilization syndrome? If you had some type of tubal occlusion procedure (essure, adiana, or ligation) and nothing afterwards then usually this will pass with time and use of drugs like ibuprofen. If you also had an endometrial ablation, and experience intolerable cyclic pain, then hysterectomy is solution (only removal of uterus) hopefully vaginally or lap. ...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 do you bleed after a davinci hysterectomy?

How long do you bleed after a davinci hysterectomy?

It varies.: After a da vinci hysterectomy, most patients have very little vaginal bleeding. If bleeding occurs, it is usually less than a period and more often described as spotting. ...Read more

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How long before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy?

Stitches disolve: In the vast majority of surgical cases your surgeon will use dissolvable sutures (stitches). These will not need to be removed. ...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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What to do if I'm 34 and just had a total hysterectomy how long after can I swim?

Six weeks: I recommend 6 weeks as long as there were no complications. ...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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I had a laprascopic hysterectomy a week ago so how long before I go travelling by car?

I had a laprascopic hysterectomy a week ago so how long before I go travelling by car?

Restrictions: Now. Don't go too far; you feel ok but tire easily in the post- op period. ...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.

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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What can I expect from a hysterectomy? I am considering having a hysterectomy. What are the repurcussions, recovery terms, and long-term effects?

Depends: Depends on why it is being done and how it is being done. I would discuss more with your doctor because each dr has different post op instructions. It is considered a major surgery. Healing takes about 8 weeks though some may return to work as soon as 2 wks. Without a uterus - no more period. If ovaries removed you will go through menopause. Depending cervix may be left to help with support. ...Read more

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Does having a hysterectomy have a affect on your sex drive?

Does having a hysterectomy have a affect on your sex drive?

It depends: On whether the hysterectomy was complete or just the uterus. If it was complete the loss of hormones from the ovaries could decrease the sex drive. Sometimes after even a partial hysterectomy a woman may psychologically fell different but that are still the same woman. ...Read more

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After a hysterectomy is it normal to have no sex drive?

After a hysterectomy is it normal to have no sex drive?

Possible: If your ovaries were removed then your libido can be decreased - that is treatable with hormone replacement. If you retained your ovaries, the decreased libido can still be treated easily in most cases. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more