I was talking with my sister-in-law last night. She has a hyster a few years ago. She was surprised I wasn’t told to do anything for post op care. She was told to douche with warm salt water. She said it was a tremendous help. She said it helped relieved the swelling and soreness.
I was wondering if anyone was also told to do this?
Right now I would love to be able to get relief from the swelling and soreness.
My doctor said nothing in the vagina - including douche. In fact he said he does not recommend douching at all anytime because it can kill the natural bacteria found in the vagina. Similar to if you take too many antibiotics when you don't really need them - kills some of the bacteria that your body does need. Also if you would have an infection douching could push the bacteria further into your body. Always check with your doctor first.
Same here. Taken from the list the Dr. provided, these activities were prohibited until approved after the first 2 week check -- no douching, no swimming or hot tubs, no baths, no enemas, no intercourse, no tampons, no suppositories, nothing vaginally.
was told not to put salt in bath, as this can dry the skin, maybe thats why they dont advise douching anymore? Anyway, its a very unhealthy practice even if you are well.
The world has gone nice smell mad, there are so many feminine 'wipes' available these days, thrush waiting to happen...
I just thought I'd add myself to this as someone who was told absolutely not to douche. Nothing in the vagina seems to be the standard now. For many of us, that includes tub bathes as the water from the bath can enter and cause infection also.