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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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

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?

Can u gain wt after a hysterectomy?

Unrelated: A hysterectomy removes the uterus (womb), which should not have any effect on appetite or metabolism. If ovaries were also removed in a pre-menopausal woman (salpingo-oopharectomy), many hormonal changes can affect appetite and metabolism. Talk to your surgeon to understand exactly what was & wasn't removed, and what long-term effects to expect, and how best to deal with them. ...Read more

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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