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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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I'm 3 weeks post op a hysterectomy and i'm cramping and bleeding - is this normal?

I'm 3 weeks post op a hysterectomy and i'm cramping and bleeding - is this normal?

Absolutely not!: Any kind of bleeding, more abdominal pain, or things that seem abnormal could be a sign of complications of surgery. When uterus was removed (hysterectomy), top of the vagina was sewn shut. Unless there is a problem, there should be no bleeding from your vagina. Danger signs = weakness, fainting, paleness, fever, or a very tender belly should mean a trip to the er. Call your surgeon asap! ...Read more

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Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Ask the surgeon: The restrictions that your surgeon gave you post op for the length of time that you should not insert anything into the vagina should also apply to anal sex. Typically surgeons recommend 4-6 weeks without intercourse or any foreign objects in the vagina. If your surgeon recommended longer or shorter, then that same length of time applies to anal sex. ...Read more

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How common is it to still have pain 3 weeks post abdominal hysterectomy op.?

How common is it to still have pain 3 weeks post abdominal hysterectomy op.?

Yes: You may require more than 3 weeks to recover fully from an abdominal hysterectomy. If your pain is gradually decreasing, it is probably normal. ...Read more

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Two weeks post-op hysterectomy burning severe pain radiating to my back and side?

Two weeks post-op hysterectomy burning severe pain radiating to my back and side?

See your doctor: Give your gyn's office a call and ask to be seen asap. If they can't get you in and the pain is severe, i would recommend going to the emergency room. ...Read more

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8 weeks post op hysterectomy everything but ovaries. Breasts swell and hurt ALL THE TIME. Not just with ovulation. Normal? Permanent? Why??!

8 weeks post op hysterectomy everything but ovaries. Breasts swell and hurt ALL THE TIME. Not just with ovulation. Normal? Permanent? Why??!

Post op: It is not unusual to get hormonal changes after major surgery. I think it would be best to talk to your doctor about this. Most likely it is temporary and will get better. Hope this helps you ...Read more

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Is light bleeding 2 weeks post op from hysterectomy normal?

Is light bleeding 2 weeks post op from hysterectomy normal?

Probably: Spotting and light bleeding can occur for several weeks after a hysterectomy. It can also come and go day by day. If it is as heavy as a period, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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