How Long Should The Swelling Last From An Abdominal Hysterectomy?


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Babz Bell Profile
Babz Bell answered
The estimated time for recovery for an abdominal hysterectomy is between six and eight weeks.
Yet estimated recovery times after any operation whether major or minor will always depend on the patient's age and general health before the operation.
The swelling around the abdomen should stop within this time frame if you left hospital after the usual stay of two to five days. If the patient stays for longer it is likely that the swelling will take longer to disappear.
If a patient is considering having a hysterectomy, it may worth bearing in mind the possibility of having a laparoscopic hysterectomy as it is a less invasive operation. The patient will usually be in hospital for less time after a laparoscopic hysterectomy compared to a vaginal hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy, providing there are no complications. Of course it depends on the availability of this operation and the suitability for the patient's case.
It is good practice to set a follow-up appointment for six to 12 weeks after the patient's operation merely to check on their progress. It may not be necessary to speak with the surgeon who performed the operation, as most course of action can be instigated by a general physician.
During this recovery time the patient should rest as much as possible and avoid performing heavy lifting or tasks as the patient will need time for the abdominal muscles and tissues to heal.
If the patient is really concerned about this swelling and if it is greatly affecting their quality of life then they must speak to their local doctor in person and see what course of action he or she prescribes.
Deborah Wacker Profile
Deborah Wacker answered
The surgeon has to do a lot of tugging, spreading and stitching internally as well as outside. If you had a total hysterectomy that is considered major surgery. Some people just take longer to heal than others. If your walking around that will help you and it will get better each day.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hysterectomy is removal of uterus. It can be partial or complete. Recovery time can be 6-8 weeks but in some individual cases, it can take more time. Swelling and vaginal bleeding is common after the procedure and can take few days to recover. It can take 4 weeks to get rid of this swelling but in some ladies, eight weeks are required.
During the recovery time, take complete rest up to 6-8 weeks, don't lift any heavy objects, continue coughing and deep breathing exercises, Avoid constipation, Eat fruits, vegetables, Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water in a day and  climb stairs slowly. You can resume your sexual activities after 6 weeks.

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Ken williams answered
Depending on the techniques used, and whether they perform the procedure through a general incision, through the navel or through the vagina they are doing a lot of work.  Sometimes they manipulate internal tissue with external pressure applied to the abdomen, and as stated above, there is a lot of cutting, pulling and prodding going on during the procedure.  After surgery you should always ask your doctor about any undesirable effects you are feeling or seeing to ensure that nothing has gone wrong.  It's part of the after care and what you are paying for.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Why all the sudden the discomfort I had the full hysterectomy done june 3 2009 only 36 yrs old why I'm bruising from "L" to'' R" please explained this??? Also swelling going also all I do is sleep

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