Should I have a hospital check-up after my hysterectomy?
Question: I had my hysterectomy six weeks ago and I’ve been reading from some other ladies that they are going to have a check-up at the hospital. I haven’t been given an appointment or told to see anyone, is this normal?
Answer: In the UK, each hospital applies it’s own rules about what is and isn’t appropriate when it comes to post operative check-ups. Some provide women with an appointment between six and ten weeks after their operation, others suggest they visit their GP at six weeks and put this in the discharge notes; but many more don’t make any appointment or recommendation at all, and they are not required to do so either.
If you are concerned about your recovery, and you don’t have a check-up booked, then there is no reason why you can’t make an appointment with your GP yourself for a quick internal examination to make sure everything is healing properly.