Category Archives: Questions to the Hysterectomy Store

We often receive questions via email sent to the Hysterectomy Store. Here we answer those questions in order to help our customers find the best products for abdominal surgeries such as hysterectomy (including laparoscopic, abdominal, vaginal and robotic), c-section, A & P repairs, vaginal prolapse, tummy tuck and hernia repairs. If you have a question, please contact us through our CONTACT form.

When would I need to wear mesh panties?

When would I need to wear mesh panties?

Mesh panties are perfect to wear right after your surgery, when your incisions are painful, tender and swollen. Mesh panties are lightweight, stretchy and fit easily over your belly and stitches.

Are these mesh panties washable?

Yes. Machine wash on delicate cycle within a laundry bag like our Silky Sac or handwash. Air dry.

Can I use these mesh panties to hold my peri-pads after c-section? After hysterectomy?

Yes. These panties are perfect to hold post-surgery pads in place.

Read more about Mesh Panties.

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surgery for a&p repairs

Back for A&P Repairs?

I’m going back for surgery a few years after my hysterectomy. I’m having A&P repairs. Do you have products to help me during my recovery?

Your recovery from A&P repairs will likely be slightly different than your hysterectomy. We suggest buying a number mesh panties to ease over your bottom without constricting you. And to go along with your mesh panties, cold peri-packs will feel great on your fresh incisions and stitches. These Peri Cool pads are constructed of a soft, absorbent material to insure comfort and are packaged in a set of two pads.

We also suggest peri-wash spray to help you keep clean without water. Gentle on sensitive skin, this is a safe and effective perineal cleanser that moisturizes as it cleans. It is, also, alcohol-free to prevent dryness. Bonus that it contains aloe and vitamin e.

 

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incision care during shower after hysterectomy

Incision care while I shower?

Do you have suggestion on my incision care while I take a shower?

After your hysterectomy, you will be given instructions that likely include information on how to take care of your incision. The main thing is: Keep your incision dry.

Many women wonder how they can do that if they have been given permission to take a shower. We have the answer!

Your shower can be taken in such a way as to protect your incision/s on your belly. Keep your protective bandaid over your incisions and cover with tape and plastic. Then make sure your back is to the water flow, away from your incision area.

Make the shower quick even though you are probably longing to take a long, lingering shower. Wash up quickly and then turn the water off. Dry completely off making sure to remove the plastic covering over your incision. If your bandaid is wet or damp, remove it and replace it after blotting your incision dry.

The key is to keep your incision area dry so that healing can take place. If your incision gets wet and stays wet, infection can be introduced and healing will be prolonged.

Once your incision is healed over, its still important to not allow water stream to hit the fresh healed incision area for a longer period. Allow for longer healing and be careful with your healing wounds.

Helpful products?

We, also, suggest several different products that might be useful.

No Rinse Body Bath – to wash yourself off without a shower.

No Rinse Cleansing Towels – for freshening up without a shower that can be heated in the microwave for warmth.

Shower Spa Set – for a fragrant shower experience when you are allowed to spend longer time in the shower while you wait to be able to take a bath.

Reminders:

Note:  Do not take a bath as this involves immersing your body in water which can introduce infection into your incision/s.

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