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A 37-year-old member asked:

how common is it to have 4 surgeries after having a hysterectomy?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Unknown: I can find no literature which addresses the question posed. However, I think most would say that this is a less than common occurance. Likely, this is a question not deemed clinically relevant by most researchers, as the answer would not do much to improve overall health.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are/is side effects of hysterectomy operation?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Broad question: There are surgical risks with any procedure - ie. Bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent organs, failure to cure, etc. There are also usually benefits for the majority of procedures performed. In the case of hysterectomy - we expect resolution of whatever problem prompted the surgery. The specific side effects of hysterectomy include - no more periods, no uterine prolapse, fewer cramps, etc.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends what type: An open hyster takes the longest to recover with 8 weeks of disability, 1-3 days before you walk comfortably, & 6 weeks before you can resume full activities. Usually meds are given for the first week and then tapered off. Vaginal, total laparoscopic, lsc assisted, & robotic all have quicker recoveries, prob in reverse order. It depends on the complexity of the surgery & skill level of surgeon.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 42-year-old female asked:

What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laparscopic surgery: Basically 3-4 small incisions are made in the abdomen ( one being in the belly button area) . The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide and a laparascope is inserted as well as other instruments and the hysterectomy is performed that way.
A female asked:

How do I prepare for a hysterectomy? What do I need to do before my hysterectomy to get ready for the surgery?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 24 years experience
It depends: On type of hysterectomy: vaginal, laparoscopic/robotic or abdominal. This is something you should discuss with the doctor who is going to do your surgery.
India
A 51-year-old male asked about a female:

When to have historectomy operation?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Indication 4 surgery: Hysterectomy indications include cancer, very large fibroids with symptoms of anemia/pain, and prolapse. Best to check in with a local gyn surgeon for a consult and risk/benefit analysis in your case. Take a friend with you to the appointment. Be well.

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