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Hysterectomy - Convalescence

Early mobilisation will promote quick recovery after hysterectomy.


The average hospital stay depends on the type of hysterectomy performed, but is usually from 2 to 3 days. Complete recovery may require 2 weeks to 2 months. Recovery from a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy is faster than from an abdominal hysterectomy, and may include less pain.

Intravenous and oral medications are used after the surgery to relieve postoperative pain. A catheter may remain in place for 1 to 2 days to help the bladder pass urine. The following are some useful tips to help you recover after hystrectomy -

 A sanitary towel will need to be worn to absorb any vaginal bleeding, which is usually similar to a light period.

 Moving about as soon as possible helps to avoid blood clots in the legs and other problems.

 Walking to the bathroom as soon as possible is recommended.

 Normal diet is encouraged as soon as possible after bowel function returns.

 Avoid lifting heavy objects for a few weeks following surgery.

 Sexual intercourse should be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks after a hysterectomy.

If the ovaries have been removed (oopherectemy) in premenopausal women, the patient experiences menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood disturbances. They are more prone for osteoporosis. A hormonal replacement treatment maybe required.

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evely 

i need to speak to someone that could answer my question, about hysterectomy...im in need to meet a support group of people that been throug this procedure' can you please help me?i live in bronx ny.please replied as soon as possible.thank you.

Gina13 

I have yet to make the life changing decision at 36 to proceed with a total hysterectomy. It has no less than consumed my body and mind. I'm at war with myself fighting to keep these thoughts and feelings from reaching my spirit. I'm desperate to find a support group. There has to be another alternative that doesn't consist of man-made synthetic drugs or the removal of my womanhood. I suffer from Endometriosis, fibroids, scar tissue and cysts. I had a D&C, ablasion and my left fallopian tube killed in January. It does not seem to have done any good.

carinprice77 

I HAVE HAD ABD. HYSTERECTOMY AND HAS A TERRIBLE SCAR cOULD A LIP0SUCTION AND TUMMY TuCK MAKE IT LESS OBVIOUS?

callliz 

My friend was diagnoised with inflamatory breast cancer march 08. this past dec. she had a hysterecomy. surgery was on the 15th and by New years day she was still bleeding heavily.Is this normal to bleed that much, almost a month after surgery?

Dhruti Doctor 

PL PROVIDE ME MEDICINE FOR STARTING MENSTRUALCYCLE AS I NEVER BEEN ABOVE PERIOD,NOW I REACH 18 YRS

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