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Can you tell me how long to recover from a hysterectomy at my age of 53?

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Dr. Karen Jones
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In brief: Depends on type

With an abdominal hysterectomy the time off work and restrictions of no heavy lifting and only walking is 6 weeks.
Vaginal hysterectomy is the same though women feel better faster. With hysterectomy done laparoscopically the recovery and time off work is more like 3 weeks. If you are in reasonable health you should do fine. If you come to surgery exhausted it will take longer to heal.

In brief: Depends on type

With an abdominal hysterectomy the time off work and restrictions of no heavy lifting and only walking is 6 weeks.
Vaginal hysterectomy is the same though women feel better faster. With hysterectomy done laparoscopically the recovery and time off work is more like 3 weeks. If you are in reasonable health you should do fine. If you come to surgery exhausted it will take longer to heal.
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