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I am 10 months post-op TAH/BSO. What exercise program do you approve of post-op? I have been trying to find something that I can do to lose weight and tone, but have found that I wind up becoming very swollen and in pain. (They weren't able to remove all of the endo.)


While there is not one exercise program in particular that is approved post-op, it's best before beginning any exercise program to talk with your doctor. While women experience some of the same symptoms post-op, each of us heal differently. Your doctor can help you come up with a program that is safe for you and help monitor your progress. You should also mention the issues you are having with swelling and pain. While endometriosis could be causing or contributing to your symptoms, it could also be that the exercises you have been doing are not right for you.

When you do start exercising, remember to start slowly. Begin with something low impact that requires no lifting of weights that would cause you to strain your pelvic floor muscles. Members have had a lot of success by starting with walking. It's low impact, and you can vary your workout by walking on an incline, increasing your speed and/or increasing your distance. Other members enjoy the elliptical and water aerobics when cleared by their doctor to be in the water.

Be cautious of exercises that require you to do sit-ups, planks, or anything that has you laying on your back with both feet off of the ground. Go very slowly, remember to breathe, and brace those pelvic muscles so that you don't hurt yourself.

Listen to your body, consult with your doctor about your pain and swelling, find an exercise that you find enjoyable, and keep moving!



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.


01-16-2012 - 09:46 PM


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