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Unread 03-08-2006, 07:42 PM
Bath anyone?

How long do you have to wait after a LAVH to take a bath? I know I can shower, but miss my relaxing baths. Please advise, thanks
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Unread 03-08-2006, 07:59 PM
Bath anyone?

If I were you I would ask my doctor or one of his/her nurses. Also, there may or may not be information on this in your discharge instructions. Maybe check there. Different doctors vary on this one depending on your circumstances. In my situation i had no complications and was able to take a bath about 2 1/2 weeks after my lavh with no problems. I think I may have pushed it a little as I missed my baths too but I didn't have any problems. Better to be safe than sorry though. Please check with your doctor to be sure. Hope you don't have to wait too long!
Unread 03-08-2006, 08:19 PM
Bath anyone?

I was told to wait 6 weeks after my LAVH before I could take a bath.
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Unread 03-08-2006, 09:22 PM
Bath anyone?

I was told to wait 48 hours, which I could not do.......been enjoying my baths. I use antibacterial soap.
Unread 03-09-2006, 11:26 AM
Bath anyone?

I was cleared to resume normal activities, sex and bathing/swimming on Tuesday. My doc told me 6-8 weeks is normal. I would wait until you've had a pelvic exam to make sure you have nothing 'open' that could be exposed to bacteria. Who wants to get an infection that sets them back in their recovery?!I did have a bath last night, and it was WONDERFUL!!

Unread 03-10-2006, 02:11 AM
Bath anyone?

I too look forward to a nice long soak. But, please check with your doc. Mine told me 4 wks post op I could jump in my jucuzzi.
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Unread 03-10-2006, 05:43 AM
Bath anyone?

So glad some of you have had an LAVH and are longing for your relazing baths too...... How I yearn for that quiet time. I am four weeks today and the doc said no sex or baths until after 6 weeks...I have an appointment on the 29th for an internal.....hopefully I will be free to bath and etc. after that!
I do worry about set-backs, so this is one area that I am NOT disobeying or pushing it
Unread 03-11-2006, 05:01 AM
Bath anyone?

I had LAVH in UK. Advise often seems different over here but the leaflet I was given talked of bathing from as soon as getting home. I asked about showers and was told I could but make sure I cleaned down there properly! I got the impression baths were preferred. I decided not to use any bath products until after the discharge stopped at about 7 weeks.
Unread 03-11-2006, 12:56 PM
Bath anyone?

I had a tah and when asked when I could resume all my normal activities...bath, sex, etc...My dr told me that if you asked 4 Dr's, you would get 4 different answers. Mine said 4 weeks for tub and sex...just a couple of more weeks.
Unread 03-11-2006, 09:02 PM
I love baths too!!!

After finding out the healing looked good that was my first question at my 2 week follow up!!! I got to take a bath that day, and it is GREAT!!!! Good luck!!!

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