What will happen after undergoing hysterectomy?
Your doctor will explain to you what this procedure implies and what results are expected based on your condition.
After a hysterectomy, you will spend time in the hospital briefly to recover from surgery. You will experience some pain, but you will receive medication to manage it. It is recommended to start walking as soon as you feel able, gradually increasing the distances. You will also experience bleeding and discharge for several weeks after the intervention, so you will need to use sanitary pads. Constipation is another effect you might experience after this procedure.
Recovery depends on the type of hysterectomy
Your recovery time at home, before getting back to all your everyday activities - will vary depending on what type of procedure you had.
The postoperative check-up which usually takes place about six weeks after the hysterectomy, gives the opportunity for the patient to discuss her concerns and to get guidelines for her post-hysterectomy daily life.