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A 29-year-old female asked:
after having a hysterectomy a few months ago i have a lot of gas is this normal if so what can i use to stop it and how long will i have gas?
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Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Not common: To my knowledge, and i'm not a gyn surgeon, gassiness is not common after a hysterectomy. I would look for any changes in your diet that might have occurred at the same time, or an increase in gum chewing which can in turn lead to more air swallowing.
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Does trapped gas cause colic?
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Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes, it can. It is also as likely that discomfort is due to teething, or reflux.
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How can I avoid giving my baby gas while breastfeeding?
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Pediatrics 20 years experience
Good latch: Making sure your baby has a good latch so they aren't gulping air will help. That being said some babies are "gulpers" and swallow lots of air no matter how good the latch is.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
How do I know if hysterectomy is right for my cervical cancer?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Maybe: Assuming that you have "non-invasive cervical cancer" and if you are done having children, hysterectomy is fine. If not, there are other options available to preserve your potential fertility. Your general gynecologist should be able to direct this care for you unless you have "invasive cervical cancer", in which case you should consult with a gyn oncologist.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
How do they decide whether to sample lymph nodes during a hysterectomy for uterine cancer?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
They usually just do: Most surgeries where the uterus is removed for uterine cancers will have some lymph node sampling. This sampling is not usually done when the pre-operative diagnosis is a pre-cancerous condition, even though cancer may be found on the final pathology evaluation. Surgeries to place radioactive implants to treat cancer do not involve lymph node sampling.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
If I need a hysterectomy, does that mean my sex life is over?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
Absolutely not: After a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), the vagina continues to function as a sexual organ. A total hysterectomy, which removes the uterus and cervix may leave the vagina slightly shorter, but should still be long enough. If the ovaries are removed in a woman who has not yet undergone menopause, then estrogen therapy may be indicated to keep ph, vaginal moisture and pelvic blood flow healthy.
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Last updated Oct 27, 2012
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