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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 you tell me in california can I have a hysterectomy for a retroverted uterus?

Unsure: Many omen have a retroverted uterus. That in itself is not a reason for hysterectomy. However, there are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can I have a partial hysterectomy at 23 without having kids?

Can I have a partial hysterectomy at 23 without having kids?

Medical reason, yes: If there is a very good medical reason for surgery, yes, a surgeon will perform the procedure. However, most GYN surgeons tend to be conservative of reproductive structures at age 23 as it is not the preferred procedure for sterilization with so many good reversible and non reversible means of achieving the same. Reproductive cancer & pelvic abscesses top the list for this surgery at 23. ...Read more

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If I have had a csecton can I have a vaginal hysterectomy?

If I have had a csecton can I have a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: A vaginal hysterectomy is still an option, however a laparoscopic (with or without robotics) will likely be a safer route for the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can I have an abdominal hysterectomy with epidural ?

Yes: Abdominal hysterectomy is frequently done under regional analgesia (epidural or spinal). If you are a candidate for a laparoscopic (with or without robotic assistance) hysterectomy, you could expect a quicker and easier recovery. ...Read more

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Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Yes: If the cervix was left in, there can still be a small amount of uterine tissue remaining. Its possible to have some bleeding. If you still have your ovaries, the bleeding can be cyclic just like your period used to be. It can be a bummer if you were expecting to be period-free. ...Read more

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I am 44yrs old. I have regular periods but get painful. Can I ask to have a hysterectomy??

I am 44yrs old. I have regular periods but get painful. Can I ask to have a hysterectomy??

Painful periods: Painful but regular periods can be due to fibroids ( growth in uterus ) or endometriosis . Pelvic examination by doctor followed by ultrasound pelvis can help to rule out fibroids and pain can be managed with painkillers or with contraceptive pills or Mirena . Hysterectomy carries risk of anaesthesia and surgery and is usually the last resort . ...Read more

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When can I go swimming after having a hysterectomy?

Depends: That would be a good question for your doctor. It is not unsafe to get a surgical incision wet and swimming pools are chlorinated so infection risk is very low. Sanitation for the woman who is bleeding a bit after surgery may dictate some delay before swimming. ...Read more

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I'm 45..No children, peri-menopausal, no period in 3 months, fibroids biggest 8 cm. Can I insist on not having a hysterectomy?

I'm 45..No children, peri-menopausal, no period in 3 months, fibroids biggest 8 cm. Can I insist on not having a hysterectomy?

Of course, you can: Since most fibroids are benign muscle tumors which can remain asymptomatic and unchanged till the menopause when they tend to shrink, you should indeed "Insist" on obtaining a clear description of your risks, benefits, alternatives etc. and on the medical-gynecological indications for a hysterectomy in order to make an informed decision that you feel comfortable with (surgery as your last resort.) ...Read more

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