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I had a hysterectomy at 26 after her 2 positive breast cancer recurrence during pregnancy. I am overweight and need tips to best lose weight please! ?

I had a hysterectomy at 26 after her 2 positive breast cancer recurrence during pregnancy. I am overweight and need tips to best lose weight please! ?

Walk and weights: The way to lose weight is to "burn" more calories than you eat. 1st- muscle uses more calories at rest than fat, so increasing muscle in the body increases the calories burned all day, every day. Train with situps, pushups, wall sits, and using elastic bands (huge stretchy bands). 2nd - walk! build up to 2-3 miles a day. 3rd-keep track of calories and workouts. Try "my fitness pal" (free app). ...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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I'm a smoker, non-drinker, overweight but active and healthy. My periods are extremely painful, heavy and erratic. Would a hysterectomy be an option?

I'm a smoker, non-drinker, overweight but active and healthy. My periods are extremely painful, heavy and erratic. Would a hysterectomy be an option?

AT 19?: Probably not the best option at your age unless its a last resort. It sounds like you need to see a gynecologist to see what is going on. Maybe PCO, maybe endometriosis. Need more information to know what will work. Even lupron (leuprolide) would be better than hysterectomy at age 19. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy 2001,Im 60lbs overweight, been exercising alot but when I do jumping jacks it hurts in my lower abdomen. Any ideas? Thank you

Had hysterectomy 2001,Im 60lbs overweight, been exercising alot but when I do jumping jacks it hurts in my lower abdomen. Any ideas? Thank you

Stop them & focus-: -on core strengthening, jumping jacks R more 4 cardio. Once U have a strong core then try some jumping jacks, still painful, back 2 more vigorous core strengthening. ...Read more

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Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Diet/exercise: The keys to losing weight are diet and exercise. If you want to lose significant amounts of weight it is best to do one hour of aerobic exercise like walking, biking or swimming 5 days a week. Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day will also help. Focus diet on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Drink plenty of water. Be patient with yourself. It takes time. ...Read more

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I am overweight, tired alot, and irritable. I also had a complete hysterectomy and family who have Graves disease. How can I get lose weight/gain ener?

I am overweight, tired alot, and irritable. I also had a complete hysterectomy and family who have Graves disease. How can I get lose weight/gain ener?

Start with med eval.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Could you tell me what happens to a woman after having a hysterectomy?

Not much: At your age, the only change will be that you can not have any more children. But in some women they start to think that she is not a woman any more. Remember there is no change in your femininity or sexuality. You can do every thing except bave a baby. So enjoy it. ...Read more

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Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Will a woman that has had a hysterectomy still produce eggs?

Yes.: Assuming that the ovaries were not removed. Until menopause a women, barring pcos, hyperprolactinemia, will continue to ovulate. It is even possible to have eggs fertilized, which can be implanted in another woman's uterus. ...Read more

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Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Weight gain: Some do some don't. If we can chat I can give YOU a better prediction after talking. ...Read more

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How does a womans body absorb ovulation after a hysterectomy?

How does a womans body absorb ovulation after a hysterectomy?

Ovulation: After a hysterectomy, if the ovaries were left in place, you will ovulate as usual, and the ovaries will form its follicles as usual. They will be released into the pelvic cavity and the body and peritoneal cavity will take care of that fluid by a process called reabsorption. You should not worry about that physiologic process. ...Read more

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Why do women have bleeding problems years after hysterectomies?

Why do women have bleeding problems years after hysterectomies?

You should not: You should not have bleeding after a hysterectomy unless you had a supracervical hysterectomy where a portion of the lower part of the uterus was left behind. If you are having bleeding you need to be examined by your doctor. A common cause is some extra scar tissue called granulation tissue at the very back of the vagina. ...Read more

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What's the difference between female castration or full hysterectomy?

What's the difference between female castration or full hysterectomy?

Here are some ...: Total (full) hysterectomy is done in 3 ways: For benign disorders, complete uterine removal with or without ovarian removal; for malignancy, complete uterine and ovarian removal with pelvic lymph node removal. All can be done with open or laparoscopic approach. Bilateral ovarian removal may be called female castration just like bilateral testicular removal for surgical castration for P-Ca ... ...Read more

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Does there have to be a medical reason for a women to get a hysterectomy?

Does there have to be a medical reason for a women to get a hysterectomy?

Yes: A reputable md always has a reason for major surgery such as hysterectomy. Additionally, pathology tissue committees make sure that the stated reason for surgery is confirmed on tissue examination. Too frequent "normal uterus" pathology reports will raise a "red flag" and hopefully the md has to answer why or risk losing their hospital privileges eventually through peer review. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get up out of a lying position after a hysterectomy?

What is the best way to get up out of a lying position after a hysterectomy?

Roll to the side: Your abdominal muscles can be very sore for a few weeks after a hysterectomy. One way to sit up is to first roll to the side and then use your arms to press yourself up. This takes pressure off your abdominal muscles. ...Read more

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What's the difference between hysterectomy and iud. Which is the best benefits from?

Very Different: An iud is used to prevent pregnancy and/or lighten periods (specifically the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud). A hysterectomy removes the uterus and prevents any future pregnancies as well as any future periods. A hysterectomy is not used for birth control, whereas that is the primary purpose of the iud. One should be completely sure they are done childbearing before getting a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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I am a 63 yr old women 20 yrs post hysterectomy and this is the second time in a yr I have had a bleed thru problem what could it be?

Need a Gynecologic c: Post menopausal bleeding requires a gynecologic check up to find the cause. They will need to check your cervix and vagina(pelvic examination) to find the cause of bleeding which can be serious. So do not delay it anymore! ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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