Vaginal hysterectomy

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i had a vaginal hysterectomy and anterior repair last week but my surgeons advice about not driving, working, flying etc for 6 weeks seems at odds with advice on other sites e.g. Royal College of Obstetrics which says 3 weeks. Does anyone know why there are such discrepancies?

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    MY device was 6 weeks but not everyone is ready after that amount of time. But the best thing to do is contact your insurance company as lots won't cover you after surgery until 6 weeks any way. Hope this helps. X

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    Yes there right you have to take it easy for a bit no heavy lifting or housework for a few weeks I had a aboinmal hysterectomy and had eight weeks off work
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    I was advised 6 weeks for driving, I had vaginal Hyst, I believe it is also 6 weeks for work depending what you do, if heavy work then it may be advised that you take longer, flying I don't know about though sorry.

    Phoebe

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    Well mine abnominal and i still couldn't do a whole lot even after 6 weeks but i was driving after 3. Just didn't go too far. I think it all depends on the person and your age cuz im 50 and still having troubles with pain here and there which is not like me. I use to bounce back from everything very quickly. I would just use your judgement and how you feel

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    I also had vaginal and was told 6 weeks for everything, the driving Is to do with the pressure your putting on your pelvic area I drove at about 8 weeks but could have done earlier If needed to. You need to be more careful If you have had a repair I believe. Three weeks sounds very early. Good luck with your recovery xx
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