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How Soon After A Hysterectomy Can I Exercise
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There are two types of hysterectomy: sub-total (cervix left in place) and total (cervix removed). I clear my patients who have had sub-total for exercise in 14 days from surgery, those who have had total hysterectomy i clear 6 weeks post surgery.
Hopefully we are talking of laparoscopic hysterectomy: if not, definitely ask your surgeon. ...Read more
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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
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
Yed: I don't think you must have any problems ...Read more
How soon can I exercise after vaginal hysterectomy? How much is too much? What are weight lifting restrictions?
Soon: You can walk immediately but you should limit lifting to less than 15 pounds and avoid abdominal exercises for at least two weeks. ...Read more
I'm bipolar type 1 and 12 days post hysterectomy.
1.How can I manage my mood swing?
2. Can I do some exercise like yoga or just any stretch qith my l
Start with GYN MD: Start by asking your GYN MD surgeon if physical exercise of any type is O.K. or not. Secondly, if you are only 12 days post op you are probably still taking pain medication which is a mood altering drug as well. If the bi polar mood swings become unwieldy or unmanageable, then your GYN MD in collaboration with a Psychiatrist may be able to offer an alternative solution. ...Read more
What kind of and intensity of exercise can I do 6-7 weeks post op from a radical hysterectomy to improve abdominal musculature and reduce tummy overha?
Core muscles buildup: If surgery is recent then allow the swelling to settle. After a few weeks, your surgeon will allow you to start diet and exercise. Start with aerobic workouts like treadmill or elliptical. At the gym, there will specific machines which support your back while you exercise your core muscles. If the pannus does not settle then you may need a tummy tuck. See a plastic surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more
How do you get rid of extreme belly fat after having a hysterectomy and laproscop. sigmoid colectomy? I have changed all my eating habits and exercise
No special way: it is difficult or impossible to target the removal of a certain area of body fat other than by surgical means. It is best to apply an overall weight loss strategy and work to strengthen your abdominal muscles through exercise. ...Read more
My Free T4 is .65 and my TSH is 1.81. I am on estradiol due to a hysterectomy. I am exhausted and can't lose weight. They do not appear concerned. And I have tried Weight Watchers and exercise and started taking Phetermine and have no energy or anythi
you need to get your thyroid properly assessed. Your FT4 appears low. More info:
Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html ...Read more
12 weeks post op abdominal hysterectomy (cervix and uterus). I feel pressure in my vagina for days after exercise. Is it too soon or something else?
After a hysterectomy can you start having pain in your vaginal and breast pains as well and the breast itch like crazy?
Consultation: Don't know how long it's been, but consult w/ the Dr and ask about what to expect. It's possiblr that a Hea;th Psychologist could help you understand the physical and emotional impact of the surgery and relieve the problems. Don't worry - you'll find answers if you seek understanding. Best wishes! ...Read more
After a hysterectomy, can blood tests for std's be performed at a STD testing site that is not the physician's office? Is it common enough?
Yes.: Today full std testing can be done via blood test only, there is no longer need to obtain any genital swabs or even urine samples. The hysterectomy would make no difference in any case. You can ask your regular family physician to test you, for peace of mind, or possible exposure, and ask them to draw the blood for the test. It's that simple. ...Read more
Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix.
Supracervical removal of the uterus.
Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Preservation of normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65.
If tubes & ovaries are removed bilateral salpingoophorectomy is term added to hysterectomy. ...Read more
Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).The removal ovaries is a separate procedure (oophorectomy). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo (tubes)-oophorectomy. ...Read more
Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more
Varies: The post operative pain after a hysterectomy varies from woman to woman, but is almost always well controlled with medications. The route of the hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, etc) will have an impact on the amount of pain - but again the pain medications work very well. ...Read more
Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen. ...Read more
It depends: Pain after a hysterectomy is related to the type of incision(s) as well as the underlying condition. A large abdominal incision will be more painful than minimally invasive surgery ("bandaid incisions"). However, pain after a hysterectomy should be manageable with medications ...Read more
6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, but to not over do. Avoid lifting. Eat a nutritious well balanced diet and drink lots of water. If you have any problems, get in to see your surgeon. Take care! ...Read more
Surgical indication: If there is a clear surgical indication for hysterectomy at age 28 (like a cervical cancer) a Gyn oncologic surgeon can and will discuss the pros and cons of hysterectomy with a patient and assist her in the difficult process to arrive at a "shared decision making" for hysterectomy. ...Read more
There are several types depending on your medical history and why you are having one.
Sometimes the uterus alone is removes as in the case of fibroids. Sometimes the uterus and cervix is removed and sometimes the uterus tubes and ovaries are removed.
The gynecologist will discuss all the options with you ...Read more
At UR age?: What for? This sounds not the brightest idea coming from i assume a healthy young person. If there would be a major medical problem the obgyn would have offer a solution by I do not detect. Hysterectomy has very severe consequences and i hope nobody in a right mind would offer his/her services. Consult a shrink.... ...Read more
Stop bleeding: If you have a hysterectomy and your doctor removes your uterus and cervix, you will definitely stop having periods. Depending on your situation, ovaries are usually left in in a 37 year old. If there is cancer, that is a different situation. Hysterectomies can be done through an open incision or "minimally invasively" with a robot. The main factor is often size. ...Read more
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