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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

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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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. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more