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Water for Hysterectomy Recovery

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Water for Hysterectomy RecoveryWhy is it so important to drink water after a hysterectomy?


Water is important for your overall health, but it is especially important when you are recovering from a major surgery, like a hysterectomy. During your recovery, your body relies on water to help it return to its normal functions so that you can return to your normal life. Consider the following:

Water is essential for cell and tissue repair. Your body has the amazing ability to repair itself, but it needs you to provide basic supplies like water! Keeping your body hydrated will help your cells repair themselves more efficiently.

Water helps keep stools soft. Just like you need a drink to wash your meal down, your bowels need water to help wash your excrements out. If you are having trouble with bowel movements or lack thereof, drinking more water may be a good place to start.

Water flushes out toxins. Consider your lower abdomen a construction site, full of dust and debris from surgery. The construction isn’t truly complete until the mess is cleaned up, too! Drinking plenty of water after your surgery will help clear out all the debris that could be harmful to your body.

Water helps prevent urinary tract infections. Adequate water intake helps dilute your urine and forces you to urinate more frequently, flushing bacteria away from the area. Among the list of things you definitely don't need while you recover, a UTI is one of them, so drink up!


It is generally recommended that you drink eight glasses of fluids a day, but your doctor may recommend another amount based on your size and activity level. If there is a large gap between what you're currently drinking and what you ought to be drinking, start adding more and more water to your daily routine until you reach your goal. Your body will thank you!


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.

11-06-2013 - 07:55 PM


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