Question for the Expert: Before having my ovaries removed (yesterday) I exercised 3/4 times per week. Spin classes, running and yoga. When and how should I start to exercise again?

Asked by Susanarmagh


Once you return home, you will need to limit your activities while your incision site heals. If you had a laparoscopic procedure, you will likely be able to resume your normal exercise routine relatively quickly.  According to, most women can resume their normal activities within six weeks following the oophorectomy.  Gradually increase how much activity you include in your day as your surgery site heals and you regain your energy.


Tracey McAlpine

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