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When you leave the hospital

  • You will be able to leave the hospital when you:
    • are able to eat and drink without problems
    • can take your pain medicine by mouth and have good pain control
    • are able to urinate without problems
    • are able to pass gas
    • are able to walk
  • You will receive information about going home and the nurse will review these instructions with you.
  • You will receive a prescription for pain medicine. You can have this filled at the hospital pharmacy or at your own pharmacy.

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