You can expect to feel better and stronger each day, although you
may get tired quickly and need pain medicine for a week or two. You may need
about 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from open surgery and 1 to 2 weeks to
recover from laparoscopic surgery or vaginal surgery.
important to avoid heavy lifting while you are recovering, so that your
incision can heal.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about
how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a
different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your
test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure
to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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