Hysterectomies are considered one of the safest surgical procedures, but with any surgery, complications can occur. Fever and infection can occur, as well as injury to the urinary tract or nearby organs. Some complications may appear a few days or weeks after surgery.
You may need to stay in the hospital for a few days after your surgery, depending on the hysterectomy you received and how it was performed. Medication will be administered for pain following your surgery.
Vaginal bleeding and discharge is expected for a few weeks following your hysterectomy. Move around as often as you can but do not lift heavy objects.
Your doctor will walk you through your after-surgery care and what you can expect during recovery. After your surgery, you should continue to visit with your healthcare professional for routine gynecological exams and general health care.