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Free Hysterectomy DVD kit when you Order a MenopauseRx Survival Kit

Free Hysterectomy DVD Kit When You Order a MenopauseRx Survival Kit

The MenopauseRx Survival Kit is filled with information, samples and coupons about the perimenopause and menopause transition. Also included* is a FREE DVD kit for women who will be or have recently had a hysterectomy. 'The Journey Ahead' DVD kit includes information and support from diagnosis to recovery.

*Note - only those who select "Yes" to question #3 on the order form will receive the DVD kit with their order.

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The MenopauseRx Hysterectomy Guide

Hysterectomy Recovery

The recovery time for a hysterectomy varies. The main determinant of recovery time is the type of hysterectomy.  The shortest hospital stay and quickest recovery time are generally the minimally invasive hysterectomies. In general, patients will go home the same day or the morning after surgery.  Recovery time is generally 1-2 weeks. Vaginal hysterectomies require a 1-2 day hospital stay and patients are able to resume normal activity within 2-4 weeks. Abdominal hysterectomies require a 2-3 day hospital stay and patients are able to resume normal activities within 4-6 weeks.

However, the time to resume normal activity varies based upon the patients pre-surgical activity level and/or work requirements. Often, lifting is restricted during the healing phase. It is not unusual to limit lifting to less than 10-20 pounds until given approval by the surgeon. Driving can be resumed when patients are free of pain and not using any narcotic pain relievers. This can vary from 1 week for minimally invasive procedures to 4-6 weeks for abdominal hysterectomies.

To learn more about the hysterectomy 'journey', see the DVD contained within the Survival Kit.  This valuable DVD provides helpful information from the hysterectomy decision to recovery and beyond. 

Resuming exercise varies depending on the physical condition of the patient and the type of activity. It is recommended to resume walking very early in the post-operative time to minimize the risk of complications such as blood clots and pneumonia. Resuming jogging, aerobics and/or weight lifting varies and depends on the procedure and patient. When to resume sexual relations varies on the surgeon and type of procedure. Most frequently, patients are instructed to avoid placing anything within the vagina for 4-6 weeks after any type of hysterectomy.