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A 48-year-old male asked:

is there much healing time differene between keyhole and conventional hysterectomy thanks in advance?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes a lot: Please discuss with your gyn , weeks difference and there is less time with the davinci robot than laparoscopy which is keyhole, most hysterectomies can usually be done with the laparoscope or the davinci and if your doctor does not feel like he or she can do that then he or she should refer u.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: The fewer and smaller the incisions required for your surgery, the less pain you are likely to have.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: During a period, the uterine lining sloughs off and comes out of your vagina. If there is no uterus, you can't have a period.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about supracervical hysterectomies?

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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Partial hysterectomy: A supracervical hysterectomy is a partial hysterectomy where the uterus is amputated from the cervix which is left in place. There is no proven benefit to this approach over a total hysterectomy when it comes to issues of pelvic support or sexual function. The surgery is technically easier and there is no vaginal scar with the supracervical procedure.
A 23-year-old member asked:

My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy, but I can't take time for a six-week recovery period. What can I do?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Second opinion: Always get a second opinion about surgery. There may be medical options available for your problem. In addition, you may be a candidate for laparoscopic surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Infection bleeding: Hysterectomies have a low risk of complications. Infections in the abdominal wall, urine, or vaginal cuff sometimes occur. Bleeding into the wound or significant vaginal bleeding is less common. Very rarely, serious complications occur including intraoperative bleeding, injury to the intestine or urinary tract, or blood clot in the legs or to the lungs.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get a hysterectomy for personal reasons and keep them from payor?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: The surgeon, when billing the insurance company, provides cpt "codes" for reimbursement that contain the appropriate diagnosis whatever that may be. You can avoid that disclosure through "cash only" payment for surgeons and hospital fees. Physicians' are ethically required to keep your medical information strictly confidential from anyone other than designated healthcare personnel and entities.

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