Exercise after Surgical Removal of Ovary

Patient

Q: I had surgery 2 weeks ago with removal of an ovary, I am wondering when can I start my exercise routine.

Doctor

A:   Recovery will vary depending on the type of surgical procedure. Laparoscopic (key hole) surgery has a shorter recovery time than open surgery. If you had laparoscopic surgery then you could start an low intensity exercise routine as early as 2 weeks after surgery. However, if you had open surgery, you should allow 4-6 weeks before physical exercise.

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