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Hysterectomy Recovery Timeline
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
3 to 8 weeks: There is variability depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, the age and health of the patient, and the way the surgery is performed. A vaginal hysterectomy, davinci robot or laparoscopic hysterectomy have the quickest recovery, as short as 3 to 4 weeks for healthy patients. A hysterectomy with an abdominal incision takes more like 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
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Everyone varies with recovery. I tell people to really feel well between three and six weeks. ...Read more
I am 36 yrs old & really wanna get a hysterectomy done. What is the average cost, risks & recovery time?
It depends: First you need a thorough evaluation including an exam, ultrasound and endometrial evaluation to decide on type of hysterectomy and who is the best person to do it. If laparoscopic hysterectomy is an option then there is a potential for less pain and shorter recovery. The costs would depend on your insurance plan. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on type: The internal healing after hysterectomy, traditionally takes six weeks. However, if you have a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy, you will be up and around very quickly. You can probably go back to work when you feel like it, same for driving, usually within a couple of weeks. No heavy lifting or sex for six weeks, and you may tire easily for a couple of weeks. Abdominal surgery takes longer. ...Read more
In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair without mesh for the recocele?
Pain: Generally, slings and minimally invasive hysterectomies, such as robotic, result in very little pain post-operatively. Rectocele repairs are variable from person to person but this usually results in more pain than either of the 2 above. Usually, after a couple of weeks, this pain will resolve also but initially, rectocele repair is usually more painful than robotic hysterectomy. ...Read more
What is the recovery time for a laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with diebetis and no thyroid??
Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. Recovery time?
What is the recovery time for laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with type 1 diebetis and no thyroid?
Depends on care: It depends on the type of care you receive for your ancillary medical issues. Is your diabetes under control? If not, it will take longer to heal with a higher risk of infections. Are your taking thyroid replacement meds? If not, the anesthesiologist may not put you to sleep. Finally, the number of cases and level of skill of your GYN surgeon matter. Higher numbers better results. ...Read more
My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy, but I can't take time for a six-week recovery period. What can I do?
I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?
Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more
Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. History of breast cancer. Recovery time?
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
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 on cervix may be left to help with support. ...Read more
Slow & steady : Like with any laparotomy, take it easy the first week with no lifting or driving. Slowly increase your activities until 4 weeks & full activities by 6-8 weeks (each doc is different). Pain is different for everyone but taking nsaids after the first week helps. Follow your doc's instructions & you'll be back to normal & feel good by 4 weeks max. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more
My dr says I am immune to morphine. Post hysterectomy, no amount of morphine helped in the recovery room. Why?
Non Sense: No one immune to the effects of narcotics. Tolerance varies from person to person. Depending on you alcohol consumption in the past or even certain meds you're taking, you can have different levels of effect from drugs. I recommend a visit with a pain specialist if the need for long term drug therapy arises. ...Read more
Mother having full hysterectomy soon. What changes can we expect short and long term? How can I assist in a speedy and effective recovery?
Many changes: Seem answers depend on why she is getting a hysterectomy, and whether she is having an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy, and whether she will have her ovaries removed as well (or if menopausal already or not)abdominal surgery is often more difficult to get over, as is losing the hormones provided by the ovaries. To heal, she needs sleep, early activity, good diet and love and support. Good luck! ...Read more
Will I gain weight after a hysterectomy? I know there will be hormone issues after my hysterectomy. Does this mean I will gain weight? How can I prevent weight gain during recovery?
That : That is a good question. Women have different responses to the hormonal changes after hysterectomy. As always, any exercise program you can start once your doctor clears you will help. Some women can consistently walk a mile every day, some prefer to go to a gym. Find a nutritional program that is right for you. While in the hospital, you could ask for a nutritional consult to get advice. Ask your doctor whether you will need hormone replacement after surgery as this can affect weight gain and loss. Many women do not have weight gain after surgery but it is good that you are planning ahead for your health. ...Read more
10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?
Probably normal: Recovery from surgery can include many symptoms, and different individuals have different symptoms. Weight gain is not at all unusual following hysterectomy. If your symptoms are very uncomfortable you should see your doctor. Otherwise, try to relax and allow your mind and body to recover. If the symptoms continue or get worse, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. ...Read more
Is straining after a week hysterectomy harmful to my post-operative recovery. My bm are not normal.1st on sunday. I am cramping really bad...
I am going to be having an abdominal total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. What can I expect as far as hospital stay and recovery?
2-4 days in hospital: If possible consider a second opinion. If in fact a hysterectomy is needed at this time, look to a minimally invasive procedure such as laparoscopic or robotic. The visualization is better, the ability to remove endometriosis implants improved, and with smaller, less painful scars you can often be discharge on the same day or the next day after surgery. Recovery is typically 6 weeks vs 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
I had cellulitis & a UTI following a hysterectomy which led to reactive arthritis. Was "cured" but it has come back. How can I speed up my recovery.
See your MD: You need to see your MD about further treatment. ...Read more
Had endometrial ablation, soon developed uterine infection & gb attacks, had combined hysterectomy & cholecystectomy 6wks later, recovery expectations?
SURGERIES MULTIPLE: You are still young and in the hands of a good surgeon you can survive the multiple operations. Good luck! ...Read more
Why would a 47-year-old woman be experiencing growth in both breats. She has had a hysterectomy many years ago and has been on bhrt for some time?
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