Recovery for hysterectomy can take up to 6 weeks depending on what type of hysterectomy was performed and the outcome of the procedure, according to the Office on Women's Health. During recovery, the patient must limit s... More » Health Women's Health

The process of recovering from a total hysterectomy involves a short period in the hospital followed by home rest and a gradual return to normal activity levels. The length of the recovery depends on the individual patie... More »

The longest recovery time for abdominal hysterectomy surgery is about eight weeks, according to WebMD. A hysterectomy is generally an inpatient procedure, and the patient usually spends up to three days in the hospital f... More » Health Women's Health Reproductive Anatomy

Recovery from an abdominal hysterectomy takes approximately six to eight weeks, according to WebMD. For a vaginal hysterectomy or a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, the recovery time is less and can be as brie... More » Health Women's Health

Doctors perform partial or subtotal hysterectomy surgeries because it is believed that leaving the ovaries while removing the fallopian tubes might reduce the risk of patients developing a common form of cancer of the ov... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

While a hysterectomy is considered a major surgery, new technology used in laparoscopic procedures make hysterectomies less painful and much safer, while also reducing recovery time, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. ... More » Health Women's Health

Common side effects after a hysterectomy include vaginal bleeding and discharge for approximately four to six weeks, pain at the site of the incision and numbness surrounding the surgical incision, according to Cleveland... More » Health Women's Health