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Will a partial hysterectomy done robotically be less painful than wirh abdominal incision?

Will a partial hysterectomy done robotically be less painful than wirh abdominal incision?

Yes: The benefit of laparoscopic surgery is a quicker and easier recovery with less pain. The da vinci robot allows even complicated surgeries to be completed laparoscopically avoiding the additional trauma and inherent pain of an open abdominal incision. ...Read more

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Incision (Definition)

An incision is an opening made in the skin or mucosal surface. It is usually performed to allow entry into a body cavity in order to ...Read more


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After having my hysterectomy 4weeks ago I had a abdominal incision at the site its numb like it has no feeling at the bottom of my stomach is this normal?

After having my hysterectomy 4weeks ago I had a abdominal incision at the site its numb like it has no feeling at the bottom of my stomach is this normal?

Numbness is normal: After any type of invasive procedure , the skin at the site often remains numb after the initial healing phase. Any superficial nerves that might have been cut must heal, and some estimates are that nerve tissue only heals about 1 mm a month ! ...Read more

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When can I start rock climbing after an abdominal hysterectomy with vertical incision?

When can I start rock climbing after an abdominal hysterectomy with vertical incision?

Depends: It would probably be safe to resume normal activities after 4 to 6 weeks. The usual instruction is that when you feel tugging, pulling, pain, or pressure you are doing too much and you should ease up. ...Read more

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Why is my abdomen yelllow around incision site?

Why is my abdomen yelllow around incision site?

Prep Solution: I am guessing that you are describing the betadine-based prep favored by some surgeons to sterilize the skin before surgery; this wears off over the next week. A few weeks after surgery, the area around an incision can look yellow-orange as a "black-and-blue" area returns to normal--likewise, no worries. ...Read more

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Ok my problem is, why did my incision healed over not under half of the steri-strips that was place over my incision on the abdominal area?

Need more info: I'm not sure about your incision healing. What surgery was done? How long ago? Is any part of the wound still open? Is it all healed, just not evenly? ...Read more

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I had gallbladder removal a week ago, and I still hurt badly. There is a very hard spot on my abdomen b/w incisions that feels hot. Is this normal?

I had gallbladder removal a week ago, and I still hurt badly. There is a very hard spot on my abdomen b/w incisions that feels hot. Is this normal?

Maybe: It's really difficult to determine if it's normal healing without examining in person. If it gets worse and worse prior to your follow up appointment, i would get it checked sooner or go to the er after hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take abdominal muscles to heal after a maylard (sp) incision?

It depends: A maylard incision actually transects the anterior rectus abdominus muscles when making a "bikini" type incision. If the surgeon repairs the muscles and layers of the incision properly, it could be anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks to fully heal and if not more time. ...Read more