What can I expect a week after a hysterectomy?

What can I expect a week after a hysterectomy?

In the first few weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy, it is normal to have: bleeding similar to a light period that comes and goes but decreases over time. some mild pain and discomfort in the lower belly. bloating or constipation because the bowel has temporarily slowed down.

When can I go back to work after a hysterectomy?

Most people can return to work about 2 to 4 weeks after the surgery. Talk with your healthcare provider about your job and when it may be safe for you to start working again. The time it takes to return to work depends on the type of work you do, the type of surgery you had, and how fast your body heals.

How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

What you should expect from this surgery. Robotic-Assisted Radical Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy usually takes 1-3 hours under general anesthesia. You will be hospitalized for at least one night so your physicians can monitor your healing progress. Most patients return to normal daily activities within one week.

Will I look old after hysterectomy?

The science. The majority of age-related health issues occur in people who have surgery to remove both ovaries, which is called an oophorectomy. A hysterectomy alone does not significantly impact hormones or aging.

How long does it take to recover from a total hysterectomy?

Recovery from a total (or complete) hysterectomy using an MIS procedure is usually four to six weeks.

When to go back to work after a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

However, if your job requires physical activity you may need to wait longer before going back. Laparoscopic hysterectomy recovery: 3 to 6 weeks after surgery. It may take as long as four to six weeks for your energy levels to return to normal. After recovery, you should regularly see your gynecologist and primary physician for regular health care.

What happens to your body after a Robotic hysterectomy?

Recovery after robotic hysterectomy is shorter and less painful than after a normal abdominal hysterectomy. Contact our office if you’re experiencing pain that isn’t relieved from medication, drainage, redness or swelling at your incision sites, fever, heavy vaginal bleeding, swelling in your legs, or chest pain.

When to return to work after a da Vinci assisted hysterectomy?

If you have a da Vinci robot assisted hysterectomy, your recovery could be shorter than for other hysterectomy types. Some doctors suggest 2 weeks is enough for this type of hysterectomy. However, many HysterSisters have found that they were not ready to return to work after only 2 weeks, and instead needed 4–6 weeks to recover.