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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Removal of uterus: Removal of uterus alone leaving behind the ovaries and fallopian tubes - total hysterectomy. When ovaries are also removed tubes it is called total h ... Read More
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Removal of uterus: Some women choose to keep their cervix. Others are not a candidate to keep the cervix. Hysterectomies can be done by an abdominal incision, usually a ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Uterus removal: Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix. Supracervical removal of the uterus. Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Uterus removal: Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix. Supracervical removal of the uterus. Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Varies: The surgery is painless but the after care is like any other surgery. They will give you medications to dull the pain and expect you to start walking ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laparoscope site: The laparoscope is being used through the "single port site" to visualize the pelvic organs probably prior to vaginal hysterectomy. Most davinci(robot ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
32 years experience Urogynecology
Second most common : Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery, ( c-section is #1), with approximately 600, 000 annually in the usa. Recent data suggest thevrate of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doering
40 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
It depends: Pain after a hysterectomy is related to the type of incision(s) as well as the underlying condition. A large abdominal incision will be more painful t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience Gynecology
2 weeks: If feeling well without problems postoperatively, swimming is ok as early as 2 weeks postop.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Removal of uterus: This a surgical procedure under general anesthesia to remove the uterus. It can be done open, vaginally, laparoscopically, or with robotic assistance. ... Read More
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