When can I fly after my hysterectomy?
It is often a good idea to have a holiday planned following your hysterectomy as this will help you think about relaxing rather than worrying about things you need to do around the house. However, you won’t be able to fly after a hysterectomy for several weeks.
This is because when you fly you increase your risk of deep vein thrombosis, as abdominal surgery increases this risk even more then you effectively double the risk of developing a DVT in flight. The change in air pressure can also cause problems with wounds.
As a result most airlines have policies in place which will tell you at what point they will accept you on a flight. It would also be worth checking with your travel insurer what their policies are as well.
You might find Tracy’s story of benefit too: travel-insurance-and-fibroids-a-timely-tale-tracys-story/