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What are the most common problems after hysterectomy?

What are the most common problems after hysterectomy?

Fatigue: Most women will experience fatigue, minor bowel changes, vaginal discharge, pelvic discomfort, and incisional pain. Less common but significant problems include infections in the bladder, the pelvis, or the incisions. Rare but serious problems like injury to the bladder or the bowel could cause severe abdominal pains, constipation or diarrhea, or fever about a week post-op. ...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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How common are hysterectomies now?

How common are hysterectomies now?

Second most common : Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery, ( c-section is #1), with approximately 600, 000 annually in the usa. Recent data suggest thevrate of hysterectomy maybe declining. ...Read more

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How common are hysterectomies done among women?

How common are hysterectomies done among women?

Hysterectomy: The number of hysterectomies has declined steadily over the years. There are many more less invasive treatments now available for uterine pathologies, such as embolization for large uterine fibroids, ablation and Mirena (levonorgestrel) for excessive uterine bleeding, hysteroscopic treatment for intrauterine growth, etc.. New therapies in the pipeline will further reduce the need for hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual problems after a hysterectomy?

Would you please help describe the usual problems after a hysterectomy?

Not too many: You can do every thing physically and sexually except have a baby. So enjoy your life. ...Read more

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Is it common to get a recommendation of hysterectomy for a diagnosis of hgsil?

Is it common to get a recommendation of hysterectomy for a diagnosis of hgsil?

No : That is not a normal reason to do a hysterectomy at all. Usually when a hgsil pap is found then a colposcopy is done. Once a colposcopy is done then a biopsy is done which gives you a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made then options such as cryotherapy, leep and cold knife conization is done to rule out cervical cancer. ...Read more

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How common is it to have 4 surgeries after having a hysterectomy?

Unknown: I can find no literature which addresses the question posed. However, I think most would say that this is a less than common occurance. Likely, this is a question not deemed clinically relevant by most researchers, as the answer would not do much to improve overall health. ...Read more

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Is it common to have loose bowels after a hysterectomy?

Is it common to have loose bowels after a hysterectomy?

Call your Surgeon: During abdominal surgery the bowels may be touched or moved and they show their displeasure by deciding not to work for awhile or by working overtime. Concerns for diarrhea after surgery would be more than 3 bm/d w/o laxatives, fever, blood in stool, pain. Tests for c. Difficile (an overgrowth of a GI bacterial due to antibiotics you may have received) or eval of post operative infection needed. ...Read more

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Is breast itching common in 50's. Hysterectomy do at age of 28.

Is breast itching common in 50's. Hysterectomy do at age of 28.

Not common: It's not common to have itching at the age of 50. Itching is usually due to something irritating the skin . see your doctor to ensure everything is ok.
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How common is a hydrosalpinx after a hysterectomy?

Not uncommon: For a hydrosalpinx ( fluid in the tube) to develop the tube must be blocked at two places. A hysterectomy ligates or ties off the tube at the junction with the uterus. If that tube is blocked at another point along its length( which may not be known) then fluid may collect in between the two blockages forming a hydrosalpinx. Most of the time it causes no problems. ...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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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

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Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

Is it common for periods to stop completely after having a hysterectomy?

YES!!: Yes the uterus id gone so no lining to shed and no bleeding. Now if the ovaries are left in which they usually are, then you can still ovulate and gets symptoms of cramping etc. ...Read more

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Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Yes: Hysterectomies are very common procedures. Many doctors, but not all, feel comfortable removing the uterus through the vagina. It is a great way to have the surgery that is less invasive then an abdominal procedure, results in less pain and risks with a quicker recovery. Talk to your doctor about all the options, pros and cons. ...Read more

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How common is a cuff dehiscence after a total hysterectomy?

Depends...: It depends on how the hysterectomy was done. In one large series the dehiscense rate was as follows: Total Laparoscopic hyst = 0.64%; Abdominal Hyst = 0.2%; and Vaginal Hyst = .13%. You can see that the incidence is low for all types of hysterecomy but is highest after a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. The Da Vinci Robot is often used to perform total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Best wishes ...Read more

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I was diagnosed of FIBROID,I just want ro ask some questions,is there any problem after.HYSTERECTOMY?

I was diagnosed of FIBROID,I just want ro ask some questions,is there any problem after.HYSTERECTOMY?

If you have question: to ask and wish to dialog with a physician, have you considered HealthTap prime or concierge? On healthtap BASIC - we need to receive specific and clear questions - so that we can provide specific feedback. ...Read more

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Had a hysterectomy 3 years ago. Now I have no energy what si ever. I used to be full of energy what could be the problem?

Hysterectomy: The first question will be. Are you taking hormones. Frequently after this procedure act like menopause state, where the hormonal levels going down and you can feel like that. A lab test hormone levels, /thyroid , adrenal, anemia, with a physical exam can help to determine .No necessarily your fatigue have/to be related. Go to pcp and gyn for further review. ...Read more

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