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Radical Hysterectomy 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the recovery time for a laperscopic hysterectomy for someone with diebetis and no thyroid??
In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair with out 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. Recovery time?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?
Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. History of breast cancer. Recovery time?
I've had radical hysterectomy and stopped taking estergen for few months. I have hot flashes and tired all the time. Is it ok to start back on them?
Ask your doctor: If you really had a radical hysterectomy, it was probably for cervical disease. Not unusual to experience hot flushes and menopausal like symptoms afterward just related to stress of the operation. Removing ovaries not typically part of radical hysterectomy so your ovaries may recover. If your ovaries were removed, then estrogen should be ok. Estrogen not related to cervical disease. Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 your 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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