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Question by BC07: How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?
My Dr told me 2 weeks ago that I would need to have a hysterectomy. He said it would take 3-4 weeks to recover. This is with me being cut back along the incision of my c section scar. The only people I know have had theirs done many years ago and say it took them about 6 weeks. My job is my main concern… I do sit at my desk the entire day and do no lifting what so ever. I am wondering if I should be ok to actually go back that soon. He is not sure if I need a partial or full but I want him to do a partial to avoid hormone pills. I appreciate any advice!
As of my 4th surgery in the summer of 2008 I had stage 3 out of 4 endometriosis. I have a lot of pain and I have been having periods every 1.5-2 weeks since the beginning of march. I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 17 so that has been 15 years ago. I have 2 little girls an my tubes are tied so I am finished with children. He believes I will get the best results with the hysterectomy.

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Answer by gumby
I’m 2 weeks post op and I feel pretty good but everyone heals at different rates. I’m a SAHM but if I were working, even a desk job, I wouldn’t be ready to go back full time yet. The standard recovery is 6 weeks. Maybe at 4 weeks you could start working again. I don’t know why your doc is saying 3-4 weeks especially if you’re having an open abdominal cut. That’s a minimum of 6 weeks.

Do you mind if I ask why you are having a hysterectomy? It sounds like there are quite a few unknowns.

One really helpful resource I found was hystersisters.com There is tons of information.

Answer by hoopla32
I would say 4 weeks, can the doc do it with a robot, or transvaginally? Healing time would be way less time. With going back over the scar again it sometimes does not heal as well with previous scar tissue already there. Keep a good watch on it. I would give yourself at least 4weeks. Longer you heal the better. I have two c-section scars the last time I got what’s called a seroma.

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