I had my hysteroscopy done yesterday and all in all things went well, I am feeling fine, no pain, and no major side effects from the anesthetic. I do feel somewhat bloated and a tad groggy but I know that I am lucky to be feeling this good.
Now I must say that I am surprised by the big list of things I am not allowed to do for the next month which includes strenuous exercise. Main question is what exactly is meant by strenuous exercise? I'm assuming going for a walk would be fine so long as its not a major speed walk type of thing? I don't plan on training for any marathons but sure would like to do exercise in the next 5 weeks. The doctor is off on vacation and I will not see him until Aug 20! Go figure. Yes, I know doc's need vacations too...
There are numerous reasons for doing a hysteroscopy, so the reason for doing yours might have a bearing on what they would or wouldn't want you to do afterward. Strenuous activity could likely cause bleeding to occur. In addition, if there were fibroids removed or something, there's a possibility that there could be stitches, which might be torn loose during exercise.
I would think that a walk would not be considered "strenuous", so long as you go at a *leisurely* pace and don't carry weights or use a resistance band.
A rule of thumb is --- if what you plan to do raises any question in your mind in regards to whether or not it's safe for you to do; it probably isn't. It would be much better to forego the exercise for a few weeks than take a chance on causing more serious issues.
It might be a bit early for sit ups - depends on the type of hysterectomy you had - whether it was vaginal, which involves only several small incisions or abdominal, which would entail one large incision, whether you still have stitches, etc.
You should talk to your doctor regarding both the sit ups and when it's safe to have sex; that too would depend on the type of hysterectomy you had.
We are all different and have hysterectomy for different reasons and by different means - vaginal or abdominal; therefore, our aftercare would vary greatly. Again, it's best to err on the side of caution.
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