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How long do I have to be hospitalized for a hysterectomy?

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You'll have to stay in the hospital after your surgery. With a laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy, you'll have a 1- or 2-day stay. Full recovery time is about 2 to 3 weeks.

After an abdominal hysterectomy, you'll stay in the hospital for 3 to 5 days. Recovery time is longer -- about 4 to 6 weeks.

From: What Surgeries Treat Cervical Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “How is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed and Treated?”

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health: “Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) --Patient Version.”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Cervical Cancer.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Hysterectomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cryosurgery of the Cervix.”

Texas Oncology: “Stage III Cervical Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: “How is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed and Treated?”

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health: “Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) --Patient Version.”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Cervical Cancer.”

Womenshealth.gov: “Hysterectomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cryosurgery of the Cervix.”

Texas Oncology: “Stage III Cervical Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 10, 2018

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