5 days post Hysterectomy

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im looking for advice, i had a lap total hysterectomy last thursday (left ovaries) im still in pain and feel sick and unwell.

im aware to see gp for fever incase of infection but i have no fever. i keep getting hot flushes, but my temp is "normal"

is this normal to feel unwell and still in pain days after the surgery?

i feel sick, im unsteady on my feet when trying to walk and lightheaded. if i ring my gp im mostly likely to be told " this is normal" but is it??

please help?

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    I also had a laparoscopic hysterectomy 20 years ago now and do recall being in pain for a week or so afterwards. It really is necessary to take it very easy indeed. Lots of rest and don't lift anything. I was sent home from hospital with co-codamol. Don't underestimate how tired you will feel for several weeks. It may be tiredness which is making you feel unsteady and lightheaded but it would be wise to go see you GP or call your surgeon's secretary to get some advice. Pain meds could be causing the nausea. Overall recovery time will depend on your general state of health and fitness. I was otherwise very fit and healthy when I had my op but it still took six weeks before I felt 100%. I wonder if because we have no external wound to heal we underestimate what a big operation this is and expect to be back to normal sooner than is practical and possible.

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