A 41-year-old female asked:
Pelvic aching/swelling 1 yr after total hysterectomy. just started 3 months ago. more swelling from sitting than standing. also lymphedema left leg?
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Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Venous thrombosis: Swelling in pelvis and legs depends on the response to hysterectomy where if procedure was for tumor a pelvic node dissection was probably performed. Here there is a possibility of iliac and hypogastric vein thrombosis leading to extremity edema as well as aching from obturator and pelvic femoral nerve irritation
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Last updated Apr 19, 2017
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