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Women are encouraged to get up and walk within a day of the operation (within hours after a laparoscopic procedure) to reduce the possibility of developing blood clots in the legs and to speed overall healing. Analgesics are given to control pain at the incision sites. Some women experience nausea following the procedure, particularly after a general anesthetic. Full recovery from a total abdominal hysterectomy can take 4 to 6 weeks. Recovery times are shorter for a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy. Sexual intercourse can resume 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2015
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