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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
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
Not too many: You can do every thing physically and sexually except have a baby. So enjoy your life. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have undergone partial hysterectomy before four years.Now I am having odourlesss colourless fluid discharge.Is there any problem for me ?
Unlikely: a discharge that is odorless and colorless and doesn't cause any irritation is most likely simply secretions from the vaginal glands. Most infectious discharges would have those other characteristics ...Read more
I have ED and my wife tightens up so much when she's excited that I can't penetrate. She has hysterectomy and no cervix. Is that part of the problem?
Partial Hysterectomy: You can continue to have discomfort at the site of your ovary related to ovulation until you have experienced menopause. The ovaries that remain after partial hysterectomy are unaffected by the removal of your uterus and tubes and will go through their normal cycles without experiencing menses. ...Read more
Had sex @ 4 weeks after robotic hysterectomy..Could I have an infection. Or what problems could i develope?
It happens, but: not for all women, some report improved sex drive. A hormonal imbalance of estrogen, progesterone & even testosterone could cause sexual impairment and symptoms like those reported by menopausal women. These symptoms can be effectively w' comprehensive hormone therapy from a specially trained physician. ...Read more