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Unread 01-18-2008, 09:25 AM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

I think the answer to this question varies, depending on your doctor. Most seem to frown on it. However, mine said it was okay and I started taking baths just a few days out from surgery. So it's worth calling the nurse/doctor's office to ask, especially if it would make you feel better.

I'm sure I don't need to remind you of this (ahem) but at one week post op make sure someone else is scrubbing the tub!

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Unread 01-18-2008, 09:35 AM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

I had my 6 week check up today, and the doctor said my cuff was closed nicely and I could finally soak in a warm tub. I'll still bleach the tub first, I'm paranoid about infection!
Unread 01-18-2008, 09:42 AM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

I had my LSH in the summer so my question was when can I go in my pool. My doctor said to wait a week. So on the 4th of July i went swimming. Did not have any problems or infections but the incisions did take a while to close all the way because I had no sutures in them. Good luck!
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Unread 01-18-2008, 10:26 AM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

i was told a week after surgery when i went to get my staples out, no tub baths yet, so i hope i will be able to after my jan22nd appt.
Unread 01-18-2008, 11:19 AM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

I as well was told not baths or hot tubs until after my 6 week appointment...it can't come quick enough
Unread 01-18-2008, 11:51 AM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

FYI, it is a good idea to specifically ask when you can bath in your own tub, use a swimming pool, and use a hot tub. Sometimes a doctor will clear you to soak in your own, clean tub, with no bubbles, oils, etc. but you will still not be cleared for a swimming pool or hot tub, especially public ones, due to the chemicals and such.
Unread 02-01-2008, 03:35 PM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

I agree with all of you, I MISS MY TUBBY! I asked my doctor the question before I even had the surgery. I was told probably not until after the 6 weeks. I should ask then. I am almost 2 weeks since surgery and have had a horrible time.
Unread 02-01-2008, 03:50 PM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

I am FREEE! I am able to take a bath from 2 weeks post op. I've been soaking and sleeping after so GOOD! My skin is so soft from my bath oils and I had no stipulations.

I also had a LSH so only have 3 tiny incisions (completely healed) and no vag cuff as I kept my cervix. So, that had a dramatic impact on whether I could soak or not.

Girls, no matter how long you have to wait, it's absolute bliss to soak again! Buy something special for your first bath. I got a lovely patchouli and fig bath milk.


Peace and Love,
Unread 02-01-2008, 03:55 PM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

Brinks, you are the lucky dusky. My son's girlfriend bought me a beautiful gift basket of bath products and they keep calling my name. It is at least 3 more weeks and maybe more before I will know when I can use them.

Unread 02-01-2008, 04:17 PM
Dying for a soak in the tub...

Im allowed too ..... saw my Gynae last week and have been released for everything now yay!!

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