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No desire for sex 4 1/2 months after total hysterectomy. Is this common?

No desire for sex 4 1/2 months after total hysterectomy. Is this common?

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

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

I have a hh agency(new), peds & just had first time request for light therapy for newborn jaundice infant. What complications are there?

See below: Blue light therapy for jaundice is standard for breaking down the bilirubin that is being produced and seen in the skin and sclera. As long as the child's eyes are protected and hydration is monitored along with the bilirubin levels (by a health care professional), i fore see no complications as long as the bilirubin level is lowering and the child is not sick as well. ...Read more

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Need recommendation for a doctor in waco tx skilled at myomectomy for mulitple fibroids (i/s, o/s & in the wall). Successful ufe in 2005. Bulk symptoms persist @ age 48; no hysterectomy wanted.?

Need recommendation for a doctor in waco tx skilled at myomectomy for mulitple fibroids (i/s, o/s & in the wall).  Successful ufe in 2005. Bulk symptoms persist @ age 48; no hysterectomy wanted.?

Consider UAE/OAE: Having bulk symptoms after UFE suggests that there are some viable fibroids. This may b new fibroids (since UFE 10+ yrs ago) or collateral supply to fibroids from ovarian artery. U could undergo repeat angio looking at Uterine & Ovarian arteries & get embolization of either or both. This will take care of the problem forever since you're close to menopause. Need pelvic MRI with contrast 1st. ...Read more

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I experience infrequent very dark watery discharge this showed up almost 3 years after subtotal hysterectomy vag culture negative cervical stump reddened please advise?

I experience infrequent very dark watery discharge this showed up almost 3 years after subtotal hysterectomy vag culture negative cervical stump reddened please advise?

Its common: Its common to have cervical discharge from the cervical stump. It's good that you made sure that it's not an infection. Uncertain about the "redness, " that should be something you discuss with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?

Total hysterectomy 1.5 years ago for endometrial cancer. Bleeding today after my vaginal vault pap for screening. Is this normal?

Yes: You have low estrogen levels because of the removal of your ovaries. This causes the vaginal tissues to thin out and dry out and it becomes very easy to traumatize them and cause bleeding, even from the pap swab. More serious problems should be detected by the pap itself. ...Read more

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34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

Ovarian conservation: Unfortunately this is fairly common; my best guess is it's related to recurrent or ongoing endometriosis. There are many (good) reasons for preserving ovaries when having a hysterectomy, but good data show that if ovaries are conserved women are 6 times more likely (62% vs. 10%) to have recurring symptoms, and 8 times more likely to need additional surgery (31% vs. 4%) than those who have them removed. Adhesive disease is certainly another possibility. ...Read more

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Classroom ideas for teaching oral health week for 1st graders?

Classroom ideas for teaching oral health week for 1st graders?

Ask a local dentist: Dental offices often will go to local schools to educate the kids and give them toothbrushes. Ask a few offices in your area. I believe they will be happy to do it. ...Read more

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I'm30yrs old lady,ttc since 1 yr.i completed 4 cycles of comid.found cyst after 1st cycle.have yellowish vaginal discharge with foul smell.plz guide ?


I'm30yrs old lady,ttc since 1 yr.i completed 4 cycles of comid.found cyst after 1st cycle.have yellowish vaginal discharge with foul smell.plz guide ?

Testing: The most common cause of foul smelling vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. This is not a sexually transmited disease and is treated with antibiotics. Other infections are possible though so testing is needed. ...Read more

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My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

My wife had a unilateral salipingo oophorectomy 2 months ago for ovarian cancer - bikini incision. Surgeon said we must wait 7 months to have sex. Why?

Ovarian cancer: What you are describing is not a standard treatment for ovarian cancer. If she had a debulking or staging for ovarian cancer which includes a hysterectomy (unless she wants more children), then it is recommended to wait six weeks for the top of the vagina to heal. I recommend that your wife see a gynecologic oncologist (a doctor specifically trained to treat women with reproductive cancers). ...Read more

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Cream watery discharge in post menopausal woman. Examined by consultant(scan + interna) - Clear .However still have discharge -suggestions please?

Cream watery discharge in post menopausal woman. Examined by consultant(scan + interna) - Clear .However still have discharge -suggestions please?

Various causes: Possible causes include atrophic vaginitis from Estrogen deficiency, Yeast, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are others. Urinary incontinence can often look like vaginal discharge. In rare cases fistula formation between the bladder and vagina or vaginal and rectum can cause discharge. ...Read more

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Green discharge when using Monistat 7 for yeast infection. 70 years old..Search for a question, topic or doctor?

Green discharge when using Monistat 7 for yeast infection.  70 years old..Search for a question, topic or doctor?

Please see GYN ASAP: Green discharge may mean a vaginal bacterial infection. Please see your gynecologist as soon as possible for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Gyn-onc i have a choriocarcinoma pt who opted for simple hyst instead of chemotherapy. I'm now told she needs weekly hCG levels for a year. Agree?!?

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i have a choriocarcinoma pt who opted for simple hyst instead of chemotherapy. I'm now told she needs weekly hCG levels for a year. Agree?!?

I agree but: I would like to follow this question with you to see what other answers you get esp since I am not a gyn onc. With stage 1 they usually still give single agent Methotrexate as adjuvant therapy. All stages get followed with serial bhcgs for 12 months and then treated with multagent chemo if the bhcg increases. Weekly may not be needed if stable but 12 months of monitoring is standard. ...Read more

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Had an operation for Hysterectomy Hospital discovered Post AKI and stopped all my Medication from GP for Diabetic / BP saying I need reassessment ?

Had an operation for Hysterectomy Hospital discovered Post AKI and stopped all my Medication from GP for Diabetic / BP saying I need reassessment ?

Yes you do: You need to have your GP recheck your kidney function before restarting certain diabetic and hypertension medications that can worsen renal insufficiency if AKI has not resolved. Drink plenty of water in the meantime. Avoid Aspirin / NSAIDs. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy. ?

Hysterectomy - is electrotherapy and ultrasound therapy safe to have post op 15 weeks total hysterectomy.  ?

Should be fine: As long as you are not having surgical pain, no problem with doing other sorts of therapy that long after a hysterectomy. However make sure the provider knows you recently had surgery. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between tinnitus and having received 100mci of radioactive iodine for pap thyroid ca 4 months prior?

Is there any relationship between tinnitus and having received 100mci of radioactive iodine for pap thyroid ca 4 months prior?

Should not B,call dr: They are probably unrelated, however you should call the doctor who ordered the radioactive scan for you. S/he needs to document that you're having secondary issues, so that can be recorded your medical records. S/he may need to refer you to ENT specialist to look into this, and do further testing. ...Read more

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For 5yrs my sister is having burning in vaginal area & heavy discharge.Several tests have been done from STDs to infections, no respite for her.Help.

For 5yrs my sister is having burning in vaginal area & heavy discharge.Several tests have been done from STDs to infections, no respite for her.Help.

Many reasons: There are several other conditions that can cause this feeling of burning and discharge. Occasionally, heavy discharge can be completely normal however the burning sensation may indicate another type of problem that requires a doctor to evaluate and treat.. This sounds similar to vulvodynia, or vaginal pain without any infection or trauma but you will need a doctor's evaluation to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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Repeated vaginal swabs negative for STIs. Still have SX of PID, should I ask for rectal swab?

Repeated vaginal swabs negative for STIs. Still have SX of PID, should I ask for rectal swab?

Check others: If the testing for common STI is negative then check a check for ureplasma/mycoplasma. Infections from these organisms cannot be detected on routine testing and reunite special media. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

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