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Premier Hysterectomy Recovery in Orlando

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute offers the latest and most effective post hysterectomy recovery in Orlando for residents of Central Florida and the surrounding regions. Your road to recovery will begin shortly after your surgery. Your medical team will be monitoring your vital statistics and see if you are having any unexpected pain. Medications will be given to you to help prevent infection and to manage the pain. Within a day you should be up and moving about. If you had an abdominal hysterectomy you could be in the hospital for up to four days. To learn more about post hysterectomy recovery in Orlando, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

How Post Hysterectomy Recovery Works

Sanitary pads will help control discharge and any vaginal bleeding. This is entirely normal in the days following your hysterectomy. 

After a hysterectomy, you won’t have any more menstrual periods and won’t have to worry about becoming pregnant.

If you’ve had an abdominal hysterectomy, it can take you six to eight weeks before you start feeling like yourself again. Even if you feel better before this, listen to your doctor’s instructions and follow them exactly so you don’t have a relapse or rip something open. You’ll be told to get plenty of rest and not to lift anything for six full weeks. 

After those six weeks, you can have sex again. Those who had a good sex life before the hysterectomy can return to it, especially if hysterectomy was indicated for pain issues. Some women even report increased desire and pleasure.

If you’re premenopausal and had your ovaries removed you will begin to show signs of menopause. If this is the case, you’ll want to discuss ways to handle these symptoms with your doctor.

If you are having emotional problems prior to having a hysterectomy, you may find that the surgery will give you an improved sense of wellbeing and a better chance at enjoying a high quality of life. Alternately, you may feel less like a woman, experience grief or even depression. This is normal. If this is the case, seek professional help as soon as possible since these psychological responses can be remedied through therapy, counseling and medications. Please ask one of our experts any questions you may have about post-operative care.

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To learn more about post hysterectomy recovery in Orlando, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

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