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Waiting List For Hysterectomy
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There are two types of hysterectomy: sub-total (cervix left in place) and total (cervix removed). I clear my patients who have had sub-total for exercise in 14 days from surgery, those who have had total hysterectomy I clear 6 weeks post surgery.
Hopefully we are talking of laparoscopic hysterectomy: if not, definitely ask your surgeon. ...Read more
Not long: You should begin walking right away, though you may not be able to walk as long as you did preoperatively. You can add light activities and gentle stretching as long as it doesn't cause pain or fatigue. Upper body exercises and biking are ok after a few weeks. Just don't do any abdominal exercises or heavy lifting for 6 weeks. Exercise is easier after a vaginal/robot/laparoscopy approach. ...Read more
Not now: It is generally considered safe to resume sexual relations after 4 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: If a woman had an abdominal hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy I recommend 6 weeks until can do weight lifting or strenuous exercise. Prior to that walking is fine. Laparoscopic hysterectomy I let patients begin more exercise at 3 weeks. Of course start with gentle exercise and increase as tolerated. Check with the doc who did your surgery. ...Read more
Check with surgeon: In general the answer would be six weeks for strenuous exercise. Check with your doctor for specific instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Varies: After an uncomplicated vaginal hysterectomy most women should be able to drive within 3 to 4 days and some even sooner. ...Read more
6 weeks: The usual recommendation is to avoid vaginal intercourse, or anything in the vagina for 6 weeks. This allows the stitches at the top of the vagina to heal properly. Clitoral stimulation, if it is comfortable, is safe before 6 weeks. Orgasm, because it causes contraction of pelvic muscles, may pull on healing tissue and might be uncomfortable in the weeks after pelvic surgery. ...Read more
2 to 4 weeks: Most recommendations are to minimize strenuous exertion for 2 to 4 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy. You should ask your doctor. ...Read more
After having lapascopic hysterectomy partial is 4 weeks long enough wait to have sex with my husband?
No: Ask your doctor for their recommendation. Minimum is 6 six weeks, maybe longer. Depends how the vaginal cuff was closed. ...Read more
I had a robotically assisted hysterectomy last Tuesday. Am I OK to walk on my treadmill? I forgot to ask my Dr. How long should I wait?
Reminder to ask MD: This is a reminder to call your surgeons office and ask this question. ...Read more
Any other cure for adenomyosis other than hysterectomy? I am in the 50ish age range and understand menopause may help with this. Should I wait?
Partial hysterectomy: It is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks, to allow for healing and prevent infection ...Read more
How long after Having a da Vinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to do crunches or sit ups?
Not long: Recovery from robotic surgery is very fast. You will probably be able to exercise in 2-3 weeks but obviously you should clear this with your surgeon ...Read more
I am 2.5 weeks post op (full hysterectomy except right ovary) - how long do I have to wait to have an orgasm without penetration?
Depends: Have you had a routine 2 week post operative check? If everything was normal at that visit then you can have an orgasm. Typically, doctors like to examine you 2 weeks after surgery to check for any problems (fevers, signs of infection). For a major surgery like you had, I usually recommend waiting 4 weeks before penetration intercourse. Masturbation/orgasm is fine now if you have no problems. ...Read more