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Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

Had endometrial ablation 3 yrs ago, have severe pelvic pain; unhealthy uterus due to hemorrhage, want to avoid laparoscopic supravervical hysterectomy?

medical treatments: There are non surgical treatments such mirena, (levonorgestrel) hormones and Lupron that can be used to avoid hysterectomy, even if they are not always successful. If your gyn is not interested in discussing these, consider seeking out a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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Any risks with davinci supracercival hysterectomy?

Any risks with davinci supracercival hysterectomy?

As with any surgery.: Supracervical hysterectomy means removal of the uterus above the cervix. Da vinci is a tool that allows difficult surgeries to be done through small incisions. Complications of any surgery involve, bleeding, infection, organ injury, and anesthetic risks. None of these are common in the hands of an experienced surgeon and team. ...Read more

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How to prevent adhesions after a total abdominal hysterectomy?

How to prevent adhesions after a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Difficult: When ever there is a scar , what ever the reason , surgery , or infections adhesions will form even from a tinny scar , can't be prevented but could be minimized , by tension free closure , minimum dissections , if possible retroperitoneial ( out side ) approach, leaving with minimum blood ; secretions inside peritonaeum. Best prevention is if possible avoiding surgery. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy needed. Should I allow salpingo-oophorectomy?

Hysterectomy needed. Should I allow salpingo-oophorectomy?

Depends: Speak with your doctor about the risks and benefits of removing your ovaries . There are a lot of factors involved including your age, the health of your ovaries and the reason you are having surgery. The hormones they produce are helpful in preventing osteoporosis as well as regulating menopause . Make sure that you have all the information before you decide . Good luck ! ...Read more

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How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

How to avoid having gallbladder removed after gastric sleeve?

Acting all: Some research supports the use of a drug called acting all after bariatric surgery during the first six months. This drug helps reduce gallstone formation. The research is not conclusive however. ...Read more

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Are kegels still beneficial after hysterectomy?

Are kegels still beneficial after hysterectomy?

Yes: Removing your uterus did not affect your pelvic muscles. If you were doing them before, continue them. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain every day. Is there possibility to get ovarian cysts 3 mts after lap surgery for removing endometrioma? Taking pills, too.

Lower abdominal pain every day. Is there possibility to get ovarian cysts 3 mts after lap surgery for removing endometrioma? Taking pills, too.

Let your dr know : It may be time to see your ob/gyn doctor sooner than later for further evaluation of this. S/he can do an examination, and possible ultrasound to let you know what is really causing the problem. You don't want to really be guessing on this, as it may or may not be related to your previous procedure. In any case, it needs to be documented in your records. So that proper follow-up can occur. ...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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Why we avoid weight lifting after c section.?

Why we avoid weight lifting after c section.?

Temporarily : We tell you to avoid physical activity for 6 weeks so your body can heal. Start exercise gradually usually after 6 weeks. Consult your doctor prior to exercising. ...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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What foods to avoid after a total thyroidectomy?

What foods to avoid after a total thyroidectomy?

Thyroidectomy diet: "there are no uniform general dietary restrictions for patients who have had thyroid surgery, however your surgeon may ask you to temporarily institute a low iodine diet if you need to receive radio-iodine treatment for cancer after thyroidectomy." http://www.Utsouthwestern.Edu/utsw/cda/dept48055/files/317737.Html. ...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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Robotic lap hyst w/bil ovary &Fallopian tube & cervix removal.how soon can I start a calorie restricting diet to loose weight?

Robotic lap hyst w/bil ovary &Fallopian tube & cervix removal.how soon can I start a calorie restricting diet to loose weight?

Progressive: You can start now restricting calories to about 1800/day. I suggest that you wait for about 6 weeks to go lower than that. Make sure you are taking a multivitamin daily and don't go below 1200 calories per day. ...Read more

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Why after hemorrhage and unplanned c hyst would attending let resident close incision with suture?

Why after hemorrhage and unplanned c hyst would attending let resident close incision with suture?

They are learning: Residents are learning their craft from the attending physician. Your attending is involved in every part of the operation, even if the resident is doing the sewing. ...Read more

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Do women need estrogen supplements after hysterectomy?

Do women need estrogen supplements after hysterectomy?

Maybe: Multiple factors need to be reviewed-- age, whether or not the ovaries were removed, past history of blood clots or cancer, and overall health. For most patients if the ovaries were removed the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. history of breast cancer. Recovery time?

Having a robotic hysterectomy what are some non estrogen alternatives for hot flashes also weight gain. history of breast cancer. Recovery time?

Soy, Black Cohosh: All nonestrogen alternatives are non prescription and non FDA approved. Can try but no evidence they work. Lifestyle changes can help, try to avoid triggers of the hot flashes. Recovery time would be about a month ...Read more

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34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

Ovarian conservation: Unfortunately this is fairly common; my best guess is it's related to recurrent or ongoing endometriosis. There are many (good) reasons for preserving ovaries when having a hysterectomy, but good data show that if ovaries are conserved women are 6 times more likely (62% vs. 10%) to have recurring symptoms, and 8 times more likely to need additional surgery (31% vs. 4%) than those who have them removed. Adhesive disease is certainly another possibility. ...Read more

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