Originally Posted by Larimergirl
Hi. I know others have asked the question whether its safe to see obgyn and put feet in stirrups at 6 months or later in hip replacement recovery but I can't find any information about doing so earlier in recovery. When is it safe to visit the ob/gyn and put feet in stirrups? Can it be done prior to 6 weeks. Has anyone had to go to the obgyn early in recovery. If so, how did doctor handle the exam.
I asked that question on this Board some months ago. Didn't get any responses that helped me and also couldn't find any answers on the Internet.
Maybe two or three months after my replacement, I did ask my hip surgeon during a checkup, about this, and he said a pelvic in the stirrups was OK.
I still haven't contacted my GYN's nurse to check whether this is also OK with my GYN, who is a woman.
I keep putting off this phone call. Why? Because I am so tired out from medical appointments and tests the past two years. I do have to get this done, though. Will let you know what I learn.