Driving after my hysterectomy

Driving after a hysterectomy is not recommended for around six weeks, this is because the abdominal muscles play a key role in how we control the pedals, the brake and the steering wheel.

If you cannot do an emergency stop, you will be uninsured to drive. When you are ready to try, it is a good idea to sit in the car and attempt manouveres such as the emergency stop and looking over your shoulder for reversing; this will tell you whether your abdominal muscles are ready to be tested on the road or not.


  1. The same rules apply – you need to be able to do an emergency stop, when you can do that then you should be safe to drive.

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