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How can I aid my recovery after a hysterectomy?

After a hysterectomy, cooperate when you're asked to get up and walk after surgery. You'll recover faster and won't have as many problems with gas. Once you're home, don't lift heavy objects or walk up stairs too soon after surgery. If you've had an abdominal incision, edema (swelling) may make your abdomen look like it sags; with time, this will subside. Stick to a healthy, nutritious diet, not a weight-loss diet, while recovering from surgery. After your surgeon has cleared you for normal activity, exercise to tighten your muscles, build up strength and endurance and improve sleep.

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