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Possible for pregnancy after partial hysterectomy?

Possible for pregnancy after partial hysterectomy?

Possible, rare.: Women post supra cervical hysterectmy can get pregnant rarely and all those pregnancies would be ectopic and threaten the maternal life. See your gynecologist for evaluation if you think this is happening to you! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

Go back to doctor: Go back asap and make sure there have been no complicaitons. ...Read more

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Can indametriosis remain after a complete hysterectomy?

Can indametriosis remain after a complete hysterectomy?

Yes: Endometriosus is the lining of your uterus migrating out of your fallopian tubes and implanting in the abdomen, on the bowel or bladder or pelvic walls. Having a hysterectomy will not remove this, it will have to be treated to clear it. Usually with laser or cautery. This may be done at hysterectomy, or as a separate procedure. Removing the ovaries can help as well. ...Read more

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Will I still need a pap smear after complete hysterectomy?

Will I still need a pap smear after complete hysterectomy?

Not if no cervix.: sometimes when they do a hysterectomy, they will remove all internal organs, but leave the cervix. If you still have a cervix, then you will need a pap. find out from your surgeon if you still have a cervix. ...Read more

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Bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

Bleeding 20 years after partial hysterectomy?

Not normal: If you had a partial hysterectomy (uterus only removed and ovaries/tubes left in) 20 years ago and are now having vaginal bleeding, you need to have it investigated as this would not be expected to occur at this stage of life. See your usual doctor to discuss. If he/she is unable to assess, then request referral to an ob/gyn physician. ...Read more

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After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will menapause start?

After a total abdominal hysterectomy, when will menapause start?

Not changed: The timing of menopause is not effected by hysterectomy as long as the ovaries are not removed. ...Read more

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What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more

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Menapause after hystorectomy?

Menapause after hystorectomy?

If ovaries removed: A woman will go into chemical menopause if both ovaries are removed at the time of hysterectomy. If one or both ovaries are left, then a woman will enter menopause at the natural time (average is at 51 years of age). ...Read more

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After having a complete hysterectomy, how long does menopause usually last?

Menopause: Having a hysterectomy doesnt lead to menopause.Having your ovaries removed at the time of hyst. Leads to a surgical menopause.If this is your case, menopause means cessation of menstrual period.You will be menopausal for the rest of your life.Symptoms can last a few months or a few years.They can even recurr in later life. If surgical menopause, symptoms are worse sometimes than for natural menop. ...Read more

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Do women menstruate after a partial hysterectomy?

Do women menstruate after a partial hysterectomy?

No: Once the uterus containing the endometrium in total is removed, no. However, in supra cervical hysterectomies whereby the uterus is "chopped off" from the cervix, there are cases where some of the uterus containing endometrium is left behind and cyclic menstrual bleeding still occurs. In that instance, the surgeon will get a Pathology report stating that fact, and will retrieve the cervix et al ...Read more

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Insomina after a hysterectomy?

Call your doc: Who did the surg u may need hormones or sleeping pills. ...Read more

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What would cause vaginal bleeding 20 years after a complete hysterectomy?

What would cause vaginal bleeding 20 years after a complete hysterectomy?

A Few Possibiliteis: The bleeding can come from problems related to the vaginal. Also some bleeding from the bladder or rectum can look like the blood is coming from the vagina. An exam will help pinpoint the location and cause. ...Read more

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Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Sometimes.: Always check with your oncologist before starting any hormonal therapy after having endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Will you go through menopause after a partial ovary removal/partial oophorectomy?

Will you go through menopause after a  partial ovary removal/partial oophorectomy?

Unlikely: Assuming that you have your other ovary, removal of part or all of the second ovary will not put a woman into menopause. The remaining ovary will still produce estrogen and ovulation will occur every month from the remaining ovary. I hope this helps you! ...Read more

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How long will menopause last after total hysterectomy?

How long will menopause last after total hysterectomy?

U mean hot flashes?: Hot flashes can last a few months up to many yrs everyone is different there are many vits and herbs u can try or script meds that work very well, you will be in menopause until u die. ...Read more

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Partial hysterectomy what are precautions after surgery?

Partial hysterectomy what are precautions after surgery?

Depends: I depends on how the surgery was done. If you had a large incision on your abdomen then you should not be lifting more than 10-15 pounds for several weeks. If you had it done through the vagina or laparoscopically (small incisions) you don't have to worry about lifting restrictions. I also suggest that nothing go in the vagina for 6 weeks. Talk to your doctor about the specific details. ...Read more

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Bleeding two weeks after total hysterectomy. Normal?

Probably: It can take 3 or 4 weeks to heal completely from the hysterectomy. Spotting or light bleeding may be normal, nut if you are worried you should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Yes: Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus are outside the uterus, on the ovaries, ligaments, etc.. In the abdomen. So yes you can still have issues with endometriosis after a hysterectomy. Your ovaries, if still in plac, e will continue to make estrogen, and thus continue to stimulate any enomertriosis that is present. ...Read more

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Iam having hot & cold flashes after complete hysterectomy please help me get rid of them?

Iam having hot & cold flashes after complete hysterectomy please help me get rid of them?

Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is sometimes needed for women who have their ovaries removed during hysterectomy. Once the primary source of estrogen (ovaries) is removed from the body, many women experience hot flashes. Hrt can be given in the form of pills or patches. Discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will I still need a pap smear after complete hysterectomy?

Not if no cervix.: sometimes when they do a hysterectomy, they will remove all internal organs, but leave the cervix. If you still have a cervix, then you will need a pap. find out from your surgeon if you still have a cervix. ...Read more

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Why would I be bleeding after complete hysterectomy and on HRT.. HAVEN'T HAD BLEEDING for 20 years ?

Why would I be bleeding after complete hysterectomy and on HRT.. HAVEN'T HAD BLEEDING for 20 years ?

Where from?: Make sure it is vaginal. If this is the case you could have a vaginitis or from trauma to thin tissue. The bleeding could be from the bladder. If you don't know best to see a physician ...Read more

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What are causes of vaginal bleeding after complete hysterectomy?

What are causes of vaginal bleeding after complete hysterectomy?

Vaginitis: when they do a hysterectomy, they close the end of the vagina and there is no connection with the internal organs. So, bleeding occurs locally in the vagina. Infectious causes? bacterial vaginosis, yeast or trichomonas. After hysterectomy and with aging the vagina can also be bleeding from diminished estrogen hormone that normally maintains the lining. sometimes bleeding from urine confused. ...Read more

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Why do I have vaginal bleeding after complete hysterectomy?

Why do I have vaginal bleeding after complete hysterectomy?

Depends: This depends on how long ago the hysterectomy was. If it was done within the last 3 months, the most common cause is development of granulation tissue where the vaginal stitches were. If the hysterectomy was years ago and no bleeding occurred until just recently, the bleeding may be coming from the bladder instead of the vagina. Bottom line: you need to see the gynecologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

Go back to doctor: Go back asap and make sure there have been no complicaitons. ...Read more

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Can indametriosis remain after a complete hysterectomy?

Yes: Endometriosus is the lining of your uterus migrating out of your fallopian tubes and implanting in the abdomen, on the bowel or bladder or pelvic walls. Having a hysterectomy will not remove this, it will have to be treated to clear it. Usually with laser or cautery. This may be done at hysterectomy, or as a separate procedure. Removing the ovaries can help as well. ...Read more

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Is insomnia common after a complete hysterectomy?

Insomnia: Fairly common, some correlation with hormonal changes, mostly transient. ...Read more

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After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovary disease go away?

After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovary disease go away?

Ovaries removed?: Only if the ovaries were removed at the time of hysterectomy. I don't want to assume too much here, 'complete hysterectomy' has no medical definition. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of hot&cold flashes after a complete hysterectomy?

Estrogen, antidepres: Low dose estrogen, taken for a short while, is very safe and effective. If you can't take estrogen due to a medical problem, low dose antidepressants are often very helpful. ...Read more

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I noticed small, red dots all over my body after my complete hysterectomy in 2010. Is it possible that the blood thinners caused them?

Yes: Yes, it is possible that the blood thinners have contributed to this. You should call your doctor and have a blood count done which includes a platelet level. Some patients who take Lovenox (enoxaparin) and other medications derived from Heparin can get a reaction called hit (heparin induced thrombocytopenia) which results in low platelets. This can cause severe bleeding in a small number of patients. ...Read more

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Why did i start bleeding like i was on my period 8years after a complete hysterectomy ?

Can't say: but it is 100% not normal. Not an absolute emergency, but see a doctor very soon please for an exam and an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause vaginal bleeding 20 years after a complete hysterectomy?

A Few Possibiliteis: The bleeding can come from problems related to the vaginal. Also some bleeding from the bladder or rectum can look like the blood is coming from the vagina. An exam will help pinpoint the location and cause. ...Read more

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After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

After a complete hysterectomy will polycystic ovarian syndrome go away?

No: Pcos does not "go away" unless the ovaries are removed at the same time. However, after a hysterectomy, the periods will not be an issue and pcos symptoms may not ba a factor any longer. ...Read more

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What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

What are causes of bowel and bladder problems after a complete hysterectomy?

More info needed: In the long run, there should be no affect on your bowel or bladder function after hysterectomy. There are risks of surgery to both those organ systems, but those problems would arise promptly after surgery. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause spotting and menstrual like cramps even after a complete hysterectomy?

Can a UTI cause spotting and menstrual like cramps even after a complete hysterectomy?

Here are some ...: UTI would not be related with the presence of spotting & mens-like cramps, which in fact are more likely related with topical physical or/& chemical stimulation - usually related with sex / masturbation. So, analyze the sequence of events will deduce possible Dx. So, bring the related info to gyn-doc timely for analysis + objective investigation so to confirm what is going on... Best wish ... ...Read more

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Why am I having back pain & my legs burning & hurting after a complete hysterectomy 3 weeks later?

Why am I having back pain & my legs burning & hurting after a complete hysterectomy 3 weeks later?

I do not know: It may have nothing do with the TAH, or it may. Possibly lying on the operating table for the time of surgery caused an irritation of the muscle groups in your low back causing an increasing inflammation, which is now irritating the nerves and causing your symptoms, or after the surgery, you were less mobile and the back pain started from that. Either way, get an eval to see what the issue is. ...Read more

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Complete Hysterectomy (Definition)

A "complete hysterectomy" refers to the removal of the uterus and ...Read more