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When Can I Exercise After Hysterectomy
Ask your OB surgeon: The best person to ask what occurred in the or and what challenges a woman faces after surgery is the OB who was the senior doctor on the case. It is always appropriate for a patient to ask to see the surgeon to come talk to her even if not her usual doctor. Information about what was seen and what occurred can be gained and put in perspective. Plus advice about exercise, precautions can be given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 weeks: You should wait at least 6 weeks before starting to exercise after a c-section. Light walking is ok but do not lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous to protect the stitches you have on the inside. They take longer to heal than the skin incision that you can see on the outside. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depending on the type of access/incision (open, laparoscopic/robotic, vaginal) as well as if it were supracervical or total hysterectomy. The reason is that we caution against exertion before it may pull incisions apart (the highest risk being open procedures with the largest incision, with smaller but present risk with >8mm incisions or vaginal incisions (required for laparoscopic total/vaginal) ...Read more
Restrictions: Depends on the exercise. Ask your surgeon. My restrictions are, no bending at the waist and no heavy lifting (10 lb) for 1 wk. Then you can return to normal routine. Other caveats: always have eye protection, no underwater activity for a month, or any other extreme spots, ie. Bungie jumping...... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can I exercise again after labiaplasty? I feel best when i exercise regularly. Will I have to wait long after my labiaplasty to get back to my regular workout routine?
Depends: I would suggest you follow your doctors recommendation and if you dont have one, call her/his office and get a good answer. Many doctors require 6 weeks for healing, others less. Also there is the question of birth control since you may have to allow the uterus to heal prior to trying for pregnancy if that is an issue. ...Read more
Recovery: In general recovery after open abdominal procedure, like a caesarean section, is 6 weeks. Best to check in with your surgeon, who knows your case best. Make sure you are seen for post-operative visit. ...Read more
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