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.

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational counsellor, coach and women's health advocate. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in change management, culture change and adoption of digital technologies in large enterprises and organisations. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

3 Responses

  1. lisa says:

    I had my op just over 2 weeks ago I started driving 10 days after my op I had a TLH

  2. Linda Parkinson-Hardman says:

    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.

  3. Jane says:

    What about if you have a vaginal hyserectomy?

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