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can you still have endometriosis after a hysterectomy

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Yelian
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good question!: It is difficult to explain the return of your endometriosis after hyterectomy. The causes of endometriosis are not very well understood. It is possib ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: After years of pelvic surgery, pts can experience pain due to scarring, or adhesions in the area. Endometriosis can have "seeds" of growth anywhere in ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometriosis: Endometriosis would still be present after your hysterectomy since you kept your ovaries. You will want to verify that no other significant findings w ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Most likely there was endometriosis present at the time of hysterectomy that was not removed. In the presence of hormonal stimulation endometriosis co ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus are outside the uterus, on the ovaries, ligaments, etc.. In the abdomen. So yes you can st ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible cycle: If you had a hysterectomy where the uterus and cervix were removed, then you cannot have a period. If your cervix was left in place, there is a 20-30% ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: A tubal ligation, or having your "tubes tied, " is a permanent and irreversible method of contraception. The surgery is done by cutting through the fa ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Partial hysterectomy: Yes depending on which part was taken out. Discuss with your Dr.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
I would wait 1 month: for wounds to heal and completely close. I would not try too much activity until you have followed up with your GYN physician and he clears you for s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
39 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: If ovaries are also removed, absolutely not. If ovaries intact, yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The risk is lower but a pelvic infection could still occur.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Your Gynecologist will not want to do the hysteroscopy while you have an infection as this procedure is done through the vagina and cervix. Once you a ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No difference: If a woman was not menopausal before a hysterectomy with her ovaries left behind, she will not be menopausal after the hysterectomy. She may experienc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If not bilateral,yes: Mother nature was "great" on redundency by providing two fallopian tubes and two ovaries for conception. If one is not available the other will "do th ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Very unlikely: If these procedures were done correctly and in a way that the tubes could not reconnect, then pregnancy is not going to happen. A partial hysterectom ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Possibility : Your Gynecologist who performed your surgery should know the answer on this question. If some leftovers of ovaries it's possible. Your age is importan ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Very difficult: That would extremely unlikely. Do you still have any menses whatsoever? The ablation is the real obstacle here. Even without tubes you can conceive ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you can: Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Most : Most women who have a hysterectomy from endometriosis have significant relief of symptoms, because they have "endometriomas", or endometrial tissue th ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If you still have functioning ovaries, you could conceive. If there is any question, take a pregnancy test. If you have had a hysterectomy (total or ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Surgery is the only way to make a diagnosis so either way you will know. Your doctor can take biopsies to confirm anything suspicious.
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A member asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
What part?: If you still have ovaries there is a rare chance of ectopic pregnancy. Without ovaries you will not create an egg to be fertilized. Without a uterus ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Maybe: If the abdominal hysterectomy was supracervical, the cervix was not taken out. If the cervix is still there you can have inflammation of the cervix a ... Read More

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