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How long will I be out of work after a hysterectomy?

It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to fully recover after having an abdominal hysterectomy. Recovery times are often shorter after a vaginal or laparoscopy hysterectomy. During this time, you should rest as much as possible and not lift anything heavy, such as bags of shopping.

Can I go back to work 2 weeks after 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.

Can I go back to work a week after hysterectomy?

Some women can go back to work after 2 to 3 weeks with their doctor’s permission. Others may have to wait up to 6 weeks, depending on their job and how quickly they are recovering.

Is a hysterectomy major or minor surgery?

A hysterectomy is a major operation. You can be in hospital for up to 5 days after surgery, and it takes about 6 to 8 weeks to fully recover. Recovery times can also vary depending on the type of hysterectomy. Rest as much as possible during this time and do not lift anything heavy, such as bags of shopping.

What happens at 6 week check up after hysterectomy?

Your doctor will check your upper vaginal incision at your 6-week exam, and if it is healing properly you will be able to resume vaginal penetration eight weeks after surgery.

How long does your belly stay swollen after a hysterectomy?

You will probably notice that your belly is swollen and puffy. This is common. The swelling will take several weeks to go down. It may take about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover.

How many pounds does a uterus weigh?

Uterus = 2 pounds. The uterus is the place inside you where your baby grows.

How many pounds is a uterus?

Larger uterus: 2 pounds (about 0.9 kilogram) Placenta: 1 1/2 pounds (about 0.7 kilogram) Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds (about 0.9 kilogram)