What can you not do after a hysterectomy?
Don’t do any strenuous or difficult activity (such as heavy lifting, or carrying groceries) for 6 weeks after surgery.
Avoid lifting anything heavier than a phone book (about 10 pounds).
Don’t sit for long periods of time.
When you are at home or traveling, get up and move around from time to time..
Is burning sensation normal after hysterectomy?
Feeling burning or itching around the incision is normal. You may also experience a numb feeling around the incision and down your leg. This is normal and, if present, usually lasts about two months.
How long do you have to be on bed rest after a hysterectomy?
Most women go home 2-3 days after this surgery, but complete recovery takes from six to eight weeks. During this time, you need to rest at home. You should not be doing housework until you talk with your doctor about restrictions.
How long does it take to heal internally after hysterectomy?
There will still be some stitches with laparoscopic surgery. The internal stitches used in vaginal hysterectomy will dissolve naturally. The wound will heal in a week or so but internal surgery will take longer. This is why the recovery period can take up to twelve weeks.