Returning to Exercise After a Hysterectomy

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Some women may be concerned about weight gain after a hysterectomy, but it is important to be careful when returning to your exercise routine after a hysterectomy. It is always important to check with your doctor before you do.

Depending on the type of hysterectomy a woman has affects how much recovery time they may need before returning to exercise after a hysterectomy. Although, it is important that patients start walking as soon as possible. Start off walking short distances, even if just to the mailbox, Walking on a flat surface is recommended to keep pressure off the abdomen. Continue to gradually increase the amount you walk each day to build strength. It is also important to remember to drink lots of water while recovering.

Do not expect to immediately return to your normal exercise routine after a hysterectomy. Complete recovery takes about six weeks. Even then you will want to get approval from your doctor before you start any vigorous exercise.

About Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care:

NVSCC specializes in gynecological cancers and minimally-invasive robotic surgical treatments of endometriosis, fibroids, other complex gynecologic conditions as well as colon and rectal health. NVSCC proudly leads the region in gynecologic robotic surgery, helping patients recover quickly and get back to daily life. Our oncologists treat each individual patient’s needs with specialized care and compassion while educating patients throughout treatment to ensure understanding and peace-of-mind. If you have any questions about returning to exercise after a hysterectomy or life after a hysterectomy, please call us at 702-739-6467.


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