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Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

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

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The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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What is the recovery time after a hysterectomy?

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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How long is the recovery time for a complete robotic hysterectomy?

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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I am 36 yrs old & really wanna get a hysterectomy done. What is the average cost, risks & recovery time?

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

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What is the recovery time after a partial hysterectomy?

What is the recovery time after a partial hysterectomy?

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

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What is the recovery time for supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends: The recovery time for a supracervical hysterectomy, depends more on how the doctor gets in, rather than the procedure itself. On open procedure, one with a traditional incision, takes much longer to recover from than an operation using a laparscope or davinci robot. ...Read more

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In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair without mesh for the recocele?

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

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What's the recovery time for laproscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Varies: The recovery can be as quick as a few days or as slow as a few weeks. Most women spend only a few hours or one night in the hospital after the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with diebetis and no thyroid??

What is the recovery time for a laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with diebetis and no thyroid??

Hysterectomy, etc.: It may take a few weeks to fully recover from the hysterectomy.
During that time you need to keep close control of your diabetes.
If you have no thyroid you must see your doctor to get started with thyroid replacement. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with type 1 diebetis and no thyroid?

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

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My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy, but I can't take time for a six-week recovery period. What can I do?

Second opinion: Make sure you understand the reason for the hysterectomy as there may be other options available. Robotic, vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomies do not require 6 weeks off of low impact jobs. Find out if you are a cadidate for a minimal invasive option. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

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

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Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. History of breast cancer. Recovery time?

Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. History of breast cancer. Recovery time?

Soy, Black Cohosh: All nonestrogen alternatives are non-prescription and non FDA approved. Can try but no evidence they work. Lifestyle changes can help, try to avoid triggers of the hot flashes. Recovery time would be about a month ...Read more

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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 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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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

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What is recovery like after an abdominal hysterectomy?

What is recovery like after an abdominal hysterectomy?

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

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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

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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

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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? .

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?
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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

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10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?

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

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I am going to be having an abdominal total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. What can I expect as far as hospital stay and recovery?

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

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

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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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 have a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Estrogen ; breasts: Estrogen stimulates breast growth and proliferation whether it is natural or synthetic.(drugs). Consider a lower dosage for hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more