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Unread 04-20-2012, 12:35 PM
Bathing

Hey Ladies,
I am 6 weeks post-op today And I have yet built the courage to take a bath....I was cleared to do so at 3 weeks but thought it would be a good idea to wait to prevent (infection) and was actually gonna wait till my 8 week check-up to make sure all is healed and stitches are gone.
But I have still been having regular discharge and thought maybe a bath would be a good way to help the process along of stopping the discharge????

Any thoughts?
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Unread 04-20-2012, 12:45 PM
Re: Bathing

I just went 6 weeks post op Wednesday, had my first bath yesterday and it was pure blissssss! The nurse told me to add 2 tablespoons of salt (any kind that dissolves easily) as it's a disinfectant, but NOTHING else. Not quite the same without the bubbles and fragrance but scented candles will help with that!

If you doctor said it's ok, go for it! 's
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Unread 04-20-2012, 01:44 PM
Re: Bathing

I bathed the night of my 6 week post op/release. I didn't like it. I was surprised, I was so looking forward to it! I had abdominal hysterectomy. For me sitting upright on the hard surface of the tub made my belly sore. Not the incision which is fine but the whole belly, surgery area. It also made my vagina sore from the pressure of sitting on it I guess??? Laying back to relax like I have done for years did not help. I will try again maybe at 8 weeks. I'm probably the only one who didn't like it. Everyone else on here has loved it! Oh well ....
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