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Unread 02-05-2012, 09:31 AM
how long till I can take a bath

3 1/2 weeks post op, doing really well, does any one know how long till I can take a tub bath, tired of showers. I forgot to ask my doctor at 2 week appt and I don't go back until 6 weeks. I feel so good that I accidentally picked up my 42 pound son, yesterday. Scared me, but no pain and no extra spotting.
Unread 02-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Re: how long till I can take a bath

My dr told me no baths until he sees me at the 8 week mark.
Unread 02-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Re: how long till I can take a bath

Same here - discharge paperwork said no baths for 8 weeks.

And boy oh boy do I want one.
Unread 02-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Re: how long till I can take a bath

So do I! I have my 8 week checkup on friday and know that he's going to make me wait longer because of my open infection holes ony incession. I just want to relax in a nice hot bath.
Unread 02-05-2012, 08:43 PM
Re: how long till I can take a bath

Im dying to have a bath too... 6 weeks this friday...
Unread 02-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Re: how long till I can take a bath

I was told about 8 weeks - as long as the stitches are still covering the cervix. I was told separately that the stitches they used are lasting 8-10 weeks. Same rule applies for pool too.
Unread 02-05-2012, 10:10 PM
Re: how long till I can take a bath

Call and ask, I was cleared when I asked at 4 weeks, but follow your doctor!
Unread 02-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Re: how long till I can take a bath

My doctor told me I could have a bath and even go to the swimming pool at about 4 weeks after lavh.

I'm not gonna do it, though. I'm so afraid of complications (had an open incision in the navel, which is already closed again) that I'll wait a little longer. How long? I don't know. I'm trying to manage my fears...

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