Care after surgery

After your hysterectomy, there are a variety of things you need to know for your safety, recovery and comfort.

Before you go home, you will receive instructions on your diet, medicines, activity level, follow-up appointment, and signs and symptoms to watch for.

Within this section is a list of commonly asked questions, mobility guidelines, and information about pain medicine, anti-inflammatory medicines, and nutrition.

If you have any questions, ask your doctor or nurse; they want your recovery to be as smooth as possible.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Preparing for Your Hysterectomy, gyn-ah-95582
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education experts
First Published: 04/25/2013
Last Reviewed: 11/30/2015