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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in 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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience in 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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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in 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 51-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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
27 years experience in Gynecology
2 weeks: If feeling well without problems postoperatively, swimming is ok as early as 2 weeks postop.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doering
40 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
32 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Unrelated: A hysterectomy removes the uterus (womb), which should not have any effect on appetite or metabolism. If ovaries were also removed in a pre-menopausal ... Read More
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