When you leave the hospital, you'll receive instructions on caring for yourself at home. Following these instructions helps ensure a faster recovery. It often takes about 1 to 4 weeks to recover from laparoscopic hysterectomy. But recovery time varies from woman to woman.
Follow these tips to make your recovery as safe and comfortable as possible:
To avoid constipation, eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink plenty of water. Your doctor may suggest that you use a laxative or a mild stool softener.
Ask your friends and family to help with chores and errands while you recover.
Do not lift anything over 20 pounds to avoid straining your incisions.
Do not get your incisions wet until your doctor says it's okay to do so.
Do not put anything in the vagina until your doctor says it's safe to do so. This includes using tampons and douches and having sexual intercourse.
Schedule follow-up visits with your doctor.
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Dr. Marsha Bornt started seeing me when I was in my early twenties (20 years ago). After seeing many doctors, she was the 1st doctor to diagnose me with endometriosis. I went on to have many laparoscopies with her over the years. In my thirties I moved about 45-50 min away from Apple Hill, so I ended up seeing another doctor who performed another laparoscopy...
Staff was very friendly and professional. I had a few questions that the doctor was more than happy to answer for me. I got all that needed to be done in a very timely manner. I was very pleased with my visit. Trying to find a parking spot was very frustrating though. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
I am always glad to meet with Dr. Bornt. She is very pleasant and makes sure she has answered all your questions or concerns. She is very thorough in her approach about your medical history . . .wants only the best for you as her patient.