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How long before I can resume sexual activity after hysterectomy?

How long before I can resume sexual activity after hysterectomy?

6 weeks: However consult your surgeon to make sure you are ready to resume sexual activity. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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When can I resume sex after laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

When can I resume sex after laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

2 weeks: Generally it is recommended to postpone sex for at least 2 weeks after a laparoscopic procedure. The incisional pain is generally the limiting factor, but other factors such as recovery from general anesthesia, pain medications and other GI complaints may make sex less appealing. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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Can i swim 3 weeks after a robotic hysterectomy?

Can i swim 3 weeks after a robotic hysterectomy?

If no raw areas: If there are no external wounds that are raw, you may swim. Increase your activity gradually, as you will not be in as good a shape as you were before surgery. It is good that you are getting back to your exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How soon after cataract surgery can one resume normal (strenuous) sexual activity?

How soon after cataract surgery can one resume normal (strenuous) sexual activity?

Talk to eye doctor: I don't think one needs to refrain from sexual activity for more than a few days but your eye doctor can give you a better answer. However if you plan to have sex under water, then the answer would be different. :). ...Read more

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How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

How long after sinus surgery can one resume swimming workout?

Two weeks: Ask the doctor that performed the procedure, i usually ask my patients to wait 10-14 days before swimming. ...Read more

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When can I resume normal lifting after a laparoscip appendictomy?

When can I resume normal lifting after a laparoscip appendictomy?

Soon: I tell my patients light lift after a week and after two weeks slowly increase to pre surgery levels as long s pain is not present. ...Read more

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Swimming and appendectomy? How long until you can swim after an laproscopic appendectomy?

Swimming and appendectomy? How long until you can swim after an laproscopic appendectomy?

3 wks: Even though after lap appendectomy will resume full activity in few days, most of the surgeons recommend 3 wkd in uncompicated recovery as that is the time collagen formation and completion of healing. ...Read more

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How long before i can safely resume sexual intercourse after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery?

How long before i can safely resume sexual intercourse after open mesh inguinal hernia surgery?

Post op hernia: Healing after open hernia surgery usually takes several weeks until the inflammation is resolved, and the area feels "ok." the muscles reach their full strength in months; however, most people can resume normal daily activities, including sexual activity, when they no longer have pain during the activity. ...Read more

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When can someone resume sexual activity after myomectomy?

When can someone  resume sexual activity  after myomectomy?

CALL YOUR DOCTOR: Who did the surgery, your doc should have already told you when it will be safe to have intercourse as your doc knows u and how the surgery went and how u did post op, i tell this to my pts before they go home so please call your doc this weekend to ask. ...Read more

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After having IUD inserted, how long should you wait before resuming normal sexual activity?

After having IUD inserted, how long should you wait before resuming normal sexual activity?

Use protection : You can resume sexual activity when you feel comfortable. But be sure to use an additional form of protection for the first week to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long after a robotic hyst (all but ovaries removed) can I resume brisk walking?

How long after a robotic hyst (all but ovaries removed) can I resume brisk walking?

Right away: You can walk right away, in fact, it helps to heal your body after surgery. The only thing you shouldn't do, is lift, of course, anything heavier than about 10 pounds for a few weeks. This includes vacuuming, etc. But brisk walking is great! ...Read more

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Laparoscopic appendectomy recovery time.. When can I swim again?

Laparoscopic appendectomy recovery time.. When can I swim again?

The best thing...: Is to ask the surgeon who performed the operation. I would let my patients go swimming about 2 weeks postoperatively, assuming normal uncomplicated healing. ...Read more

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How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty? .

How long after hip arthroplasty until i can resume normal activity? When can I expect to resume normal activity after my hip arthroplasty?

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Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total hip replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre-op condition, severity of your arthritis, stiffness of your hip, the type of surgical approach used, and your motivation and active participation in your recovery process. For most patients, "normal" activities can gradually be resumed by 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will menapause start?

After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will menapause start?

Not changed: The timing of menopause is not effected by hysterectomy as long as the ovaries are not removed. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to resume normal activities after an appendectomy?

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Lap or open?: Recovery from an uncomplicated laparoscopic appendectomy is measured in a couple of weeks to normal activity, whereas for open or complicated (e.g. Ruptured) appendectomy, return may take a couple of months. Avoidance of strenuous weight lifting is usually advised for 10-12 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How to recover after having a salpingo oophorectomy lap pelvis?

How to recover after having a salpingo oophorectomy lap pelvis?

Rest: The biggest issue in your recovery with be the healing of the abdominal wall. Limited lifting for 2 weeks with return to full activity in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I resume golf after hip replacement surgery?

How can I resume golf after hip replacement surgery?

6-12 weeks: Most people an start doing gentle swings at 6 weeks and progress to a full round at 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it normal to return to normal volleyball practice after only 1 week recovery after lapparoscopic appendectomy?

Lap Appy recovrry: Recovery can be quick after a lap appendectomy. Newer access ports split in between muscle fibers and minimize bleeding and pain. We also use more of the smaller access ports. Congrats on getting back to normal! ...Read more

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When can I go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

When can I go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

Depends: That would be a good question for your doctor. It is not unsafe to get a surgical incision wet and swimming pools are chlorinated so infection risk is very low. Sanitation for the woman who is bleeding a bit after surgery may dictate some delay before swimming. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy in the 21 of July am I able to go swimming now and do I need to wait an additional 6 weeks before sex ?

I had a hysterectomy in the 21 of July am I able to go swimming now and do I need to wait an additional 6 weeks before sex  ?

Post hysterectomy: Best to ask these questions to your surgeon who operated on you, as he knows exactly what was done. ...Read more

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I had a histerectomy in March it's been 8 weeks is it ok to start taking baths and go swimming? Haven't seen dr yet for post op he's been out of offic

Ask your doctor: As a general rule the incisions are well healed at 8 weeks and its ok to take baths and go swimming. Its always best to consult with your doctor as your situation may differ in some way from usual. ...Read more

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How long before I can resume sexual activity after hysterectomy?

6 weeks: However consult your surgeon to make sure you are ready to resume sexual activity. ...Read more

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How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

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

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How much does a hysterectomy hurt?

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

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Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

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Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

Removal of uterus: This a surgical procedure under general anesthesia to remove the uterus. It can be done open, vaginally, laparoscopically, or with robotic assistance. It's usually done for bleeding abnormalities due to tumors or cancer, for prolapse, pain, or other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can u gain wt after a hysterectomy?

Sometimes. : You will not usually gain weight from a hysterectomy. If you have your ovaries removed you will be post menopausal and that can sometimes cause weight gain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I get a hysterectomy at age 28?

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

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Can you tell me about hysterectomy?

Can you tell me about hysterectomy?

Uterus removal: 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

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I want a hysterectomy how do I get one?

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

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How will hysterectomy done in the future?

Varies: There are a number of ways to perform a hysterectomy - the current tide is toward laparoscopic hysterectomy with robotic assistance - the route for each patient will depend on a variety of factors including the indication for the surgery, the experience and training of the surgeon, a variety of patient characteristics and co-morbidities, and possibly a number of other factors. ...Read more

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After 6 weeks of hysterectomy, can I swim?

Ask: Ask your surgeon - he or she has post-op guidelines for you depending on several factors - just ask. ...Read more

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Can endormetreosis grow after hysterectomy?

Maybe: If the ovaries were left in, then endometriosis will still be active and can continue to cause pain and inflammation. If the ovaries were removed then typically endometriosis would become inactive, though in severe cases one can still have issues. ...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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Can you tell me how to qualify for a hysterectomy?

Can you tell me how to qualify for a hysterectomy?

Varies: There are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...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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Can you tell me how I could qualify for a hysterectomy?

Various reasons: There are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Please answer! what options are there other than hysterectomy?

Please answer! what options are there other than hysterectomy?

Depends: Which treatment options are available depends on why you are being offered a hysterectomy. Hormonal therapy, nsaid, pessary, endometrial ablation or other therapies may be appropriate. To determine what alternative treatment would be reasonable for you discuss with your gyn. Hysterectomy is almost never the only option. ...Read more