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When after your hysterectomy did you wait to exercise?

When after your hysterectomy did you wait to exercise?

Ask your surgeon: 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

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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How long after your hysterectomy should you wait to exercise?

How long after your hysterectomy should you wait to exercise?

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

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How long will you have to wait to travel after having a hysterectomy?

How long will you have to wait to travel after having a hysterectomy?

It depends.: It depends on how the surgery was performed. For minimally invasive procedures it could be as soon as a week or could be six weeks for an open hysterectomy. It would be best to discuss this with your surgeon and get their recommendation. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait for external sex following hysterectomy?

When comfortable: If there is no penetration and you are not disturbing any sutures, it should be safe whenever you are comfortable. ...Read more

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How long after your hysterectomy is it suggested you wait to exercise?

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

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How long do I have to wait after a hysterectomy before I can begin lifting weights?

How long do I have to wait after a hysterectomy before I can begin lifting weights?

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

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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?

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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How long do I have to wait to drive after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Varies: After an uncomplicated vaginal hysterectomy most women should be able to drive within 3 to 4 days and some even sooner. ...Read more

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How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

How long after you have a divinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to have an orgasm?

As soon as you want: You will not cause any harm with an orgasm, even immediately post op, as long as there is no vaginal penetration involved. ...Read more

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How long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

How long after your hysterectomy do you have to wait to have sex?

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

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Why does wife say she has to wait 6wks to have sex after a hysterectomy?

Opening of wound: Dr. Vanko's answer may sound dramatic, but vaginal penetration before the vagina has fully healed can cause the incision at the top of the vagina to open and intestine to slip into the vagina.
I saw this in our emergency room last week. ...Read more

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How long after my transvaginal hysterectomy should I wait to start working out?

How long after my transvaginal hysterectomy should I wait to start working out?

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

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After having lapascopic hysterectomy partial is 4 weeks long enough wait to have sex with my husband?

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

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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?

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?

Menopause: Menopause may indeed help your symptoms. Taking nsaid's such as advil, (ibuprofen) if you can tolerate them, can be helpful. Unfortunately the hormonal treatments that are used for younger women would not necessarily be safe in the 50's because of cardiovascular risks. ...Read more

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How long does my girlfriend have to wait to have sex after partial hysterectomy?

Partial hysterectomy: It is usually recommended to wait 4-6 weeks, to allow for healing and prevent infection ...Read more

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How long after Having a da Vinci total hysterectomy do you have to wait to do crunches or sit ups?

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

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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?

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

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How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

Depends: We usually recommend 2 weeks off from driving but it depends on how you are feeling and if you had an open procedure or laparscopic hysterectomy. For uncomplicated laparascopic procedures 1-2 weeks. Ask your md what she recommends. ...Read more