How long is recovery from C-section and hysterectomy?
Most women recover and are back to most activities in 4-6 weeks. Tell your doctor about all of the medications you take, including over-the- counter medications and supplements Some of your medications may need to be adjusted around your surgery. Stop smoking. Smoking can affect your surgery and recovery.
What are the do’s and don’ts after a hysterectomy?
Get plenty of rest. Don’t lift anything heavy for a full six weeks after the operation. Stay active after your surgery, but avoid strenuous physical activity for the first six weeks. Wait six weeks to resume sexual activity.
Can you have a hysterectomy right after ac section?
The contraction of the muscular layer of the uterus causes contraction of the uterine muscles, causing cessation of bleeding after delivery of the baby. It is possible to have a hysterectomy during a C-section.
Why would you need a hysterectomy after C-section?
Prior studies have indicated that hysterectomy after cesarean delivery is most often performed to control hemorrhage (2,3,5,14-18).
How long does it take for your stomach to shrink 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.
Is a hysterectomy worse than a C-section?
Among women undergoing a hysterectomy, those who had previously had a C-section were 16 percent more likely to experience postoperative complications such as bleeding or infection compared to those who had given birth vaginally, and 30 percent more likely to require reoperation.
What do I need at home after hysterectomy?
- Eat a well-balanced diet, including protein, fruits and vegetables, which will help with healing after surgery.
- Drink about 8-10 glasses of fluids a day (especially water) to keep your body well hydrated.
- If you have a tendency towards constipation, increase your fiber intake as well.
Is it OK to sleep on side after hysterectomy?
Avoid sleeping on your stomach after hysterectomy. It can cause problems with your spine and put too much pressure on your hips. The best sleeping position after hysterectomy is on your side or on your back. And the better you sleep, the more quickly you will recover!