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Post Vaginal Hysterectomy Infection Symptoms
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Pain: Scar tissue formation is very common after surgery. Sometimes, scar tissue (adhesions) will cause pain and other times will not. If you have no pain, then there is no need to do anything. However, scar tissue is less likely to form after vaginal hysterectomy than abdominal hysterectomy. Please see your doctor if you are having any issues.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sex so soon after a vaginal hysterectomy might disrupt the sutures at the apex of your vagina, and it also might increase the risk of infection after surgery. Call your doctor if you have any bleeding or discharge. Wait to have sex until you've gotten clearance from your doctor - it can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely.
Should be OK: It is safe to shower immediately after your surgery. I allow my patients to take tub baths at any time after discharge from the hospital. You should certainly be safe for bathing by now.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
My job I'm required to lift 20 lbs or more plus I stand all day. Is it ok to return to this 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy?
Should be okay: Six weeks is a usual amount of time for healing after a surgery like a vaginal hysterectomy. As long as you're not bleeding and not in pain and as long as you have seen your doctor for a postoperative appointment to ensure that there weren't complications, there should be no problem with heavy lifting and standing as needed for work. Hope that helps.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a vaginal hysterectomy 4 weeks ago. My doctor told me to wait 4 weeks. Well I did and it was too painful. Can u tell me why?
Can happen: Perhaps wait a bit longer, have you had your post op check?
Nerve palsy: When the patient is positioned for a vaginal hysterectomy care is taken to prevent pressure on the nerves, especially those just below the knee on the outer aspect of the upper calf. If undue pressure does occur to those particular nerves, foot drop can occur - that could be temporary, but it is possible to have a permanent palsy.See 2 more doctor answers
When comfortable: When you feel comfortable enough to do it. No set time limit.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm 8 weeks post total vaginal hysterectomy and I'm having unusual white stringy discharge. Is this a normal part of healing?
Possibly.: However, if it's persistent and there is a lot, it won't hurt to give your surgeon a call and see if he or she would like to take a look to make sure there's no infection. Take care!See 1 more doctor answer
3 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior and anterior repair. I know I'm not supposed to pull, tug lift etc but can I put my own socks on?
Yes you can: Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not you can baith put your clothes on and yes you can put your socks on as well.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
I had a vaginal hysterectomy october 18. I know I can't have vaginal sex. Can I have anal sex? How long after the surgery
I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago I'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels is this normal.? I am not constipated
I need to know anything and everything you can tell me about a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)! pre, intra and post operative?
LAVH: Many studies show that complication rates are lowest for lavh compared to any other route for hysterectomy. It is impractical to try to relate everything known about lavh here. There are many resources available - first and foremost would be your gynecologist for a full and complete discussion of lavh and other treatment options.See 2 more doctor answers
I'm in my 3rd week post OP from a total vaginal hysterectomy. I have had pink spotting since the surgery and the smell is terrible? Is this normal and
Call your doctor: The spotting is normal but the odor is not. You may have a vaginal infection. This can be treated with oral or vaginal medication.
I am 7 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior andanterior repair. It still feels sore, specially when sitting. Isthis normal or am I too impatient?
Varies: The vaginal hysterectomy has the fastest recovery, if that was the only procedure done you would be feeling well at 7 days, maybe a little pressure. The posterior repair has the longest recovery time, and you may be sore for up to one month. Hopefully your surgeon recommended some post operative wound care- sitz baths, etc. If recovery doesn't seem right, call the surgeon.See 2 more doctor answers
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