Back to soap and shower gel after hysterectomy? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hysterectomy Support Posts > Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)


HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support
Reply

Back to soap and shower gel after hysterectomy? Back to soap and shower gel after hysterectomy?

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 11-25-2021, 02:46 AM
Back to soap and shower gel after hysterectomy?

How far along in your recovery could u use soap or shower gel again around where your scar is from surgery
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Unread 11-25-2021, 04:44 AM
Back to soap and shower gel after hysterectomy?


My surgery was laparoscopic with 4 small incisions, and I was okay to shower the day after I returned home from the hospital, using my favourite body wash. Because I'd been instructed to leave the incisions alone for at least a week, I'd just let the warm soapy water run over the area, then rinse and pat dry. A few more considerations for that first post-op shower: keep it cool to lukewarm, because showering in hot water at this stage can cause dizziness; make sure you have a chair or something to hold on to in case you need it. Best wishes for a relaxing first shower, and for continued health and healing!
  #3  
Unread 11-25-2021, 06:56 AM
Re: Back to soap and shower gel after hysterectomy?

Best thing to do is check your discharge instructions or put a message in to your doctor. Some doctors only want you running water over the incision at first - nothing on it directly.

My surgery was also laparoscopic and the wounds were glued on the surface. I also just let water run over them. With my abdominal incision from surgery 8 months ago, there were only stitches on the surface, I did the same. I don't think I started soaping directly until the stitches started dissolving at around 3 weeks - mainly because I didn't want to snag a stitch.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Unread Today, 12:14 AM
Re: Back to soap and shower gel after hysterectomy?

Hello,
I had surgery on Nov 11th, so 25 days. I had stitches out about 1 days after. My Mom was wiping the area just under and just above the stitches. Not getting them wet at all. Also two days after stitches were out then I used the shower gel and wet the area, being sure to thoroughly pat the area dey after bathing. Wishing you all the best.
Reply

booklet
Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions
Register




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
5 Replies, Last Reply 12-30-2020, Started By AE121420
0 Reply, Started By dressaged
7 Replies, Last Reply 04-05-2014, Started By Cheers44
5 Replies, Last Reply 02-19-2013, Started By Lilacrose998
5 Replies, Last Reply 11-25-2010, Started By renu
6 Replies, Last Reply 01-06-2008, Started By cmw1973
4 Replies, Last Reply 04-10-2007, Started By cgordon2
1 Reply, Last Reply 10-17-2006, Started By stitcher8
6 Replies, Last Reply 10-21-2004, Started By fallingapart
4 Replies, Last Reply 06-05-2003, Started By cjaynsam
9 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
2 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
2 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
0 Reply, Hints from Members
9 Replies, No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause
10 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
15 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
0 Reply, Endometriosis Support
18 Replies, Cancer Concerns - GYN
4 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)



Advertisement

Hysterectomy News

December 6,2021

CURRENT NEWS

HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays


Request Information


I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!
Advertisement


Advertisement