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My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy, but I can't take time for a six-week recovery period. What can I do?

My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy, but I can't take time for a six-week recovery period. What can I do?

Second opinion: Make sure you understand the reason for the hysterectomy as there may be other options available. Robotic, vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomies do not require 6 weeks off of low impact jobs. Find out if you are a cadidate for a minimal invasive option. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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Are doctors against performing hysterectomies on mid-late 20s women? After 14+ years of periods. I can't imagine that pain every month until i'm 50

Are doctors against performing hysterectomies on mid-late 20s women? After 14+ years of periods. I can't imagine that pain every month until i'm 50

See doctor: Your periods should be tolerable. If b=not see your gynecologist - there are many good treatment options to help with problematic periods. It may be that a simple medication will solve your problems, but it may be that a hysterectomy is the best treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I get hysterectomy to stop period my severe period cramps?

Should I get hysterectomy to stop period my severe period cramps?

Maybe: It is certainly a way to end the problem. Some can reduce the burden with a proper selection of NSAIDS (pain med) taken when cycles are expected. Oral contraceptives can sometimes also help. In the long run, it would be best to consider the pros and cons in a discussion with a gynecologist and make your own decision. ...Read more

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After having a partial hysterectomy, will i still have my period?

After having a partial hysterectomy, will i still have my period?

Post hysterectomy: Sometimes we performed what is called a partial hysterectomy, meaning some remains of the cervix are still present. This can cause bleeding after a hysterectomy. Depending on how much cervical tissue is left behind you can expect some form of light bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a very painful nipple what could this be? Not period related as i had hysterectomy back in feb

I have a very painful nipple what could this be? Not period related as i had hysterectomy back in feb

Trauma, infection: Possible causes of nipple pain include: minor trauma or chafing of the tip of the nipple, infection of the skin of the nipple (may occur if the skin cracks), other more rare causes are possible. Usual treatment is warm compresses and see the doctor if redness, swelling, fever, or if it fails to get better in 1-2 days. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy but I am bleeding like I am having a period . Today I wiped and I had a clot of blood. ?

Hysterectomy: It is extremely important to be evaluated sooner than later especially if cervix was also removed, to make sure stiches are intact and there are no other reasons for bleeding. ...Read more

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Hemochromatosis: is it possible to be in 30's & post hysterectomy (have left ovary) to have symptoms develop over a 2 yr period? Testing? How is dx?

Hemochromatosis: is it possible to be in 30's & post hysterectomy (have left ovary) to have symptoms develop over a 2 yr period? Testing? How is dx?

Hemochromatosis: It is hereditary disease and has nothing to do with your operation and age. It starts in child hood and diagnosed in 50's&60'. The tests are hemoglobin, hematocrit, serum iron, tibc, %saturation, ferritin. Gold standard for diagnosis is liver biopsy with dried tissue iron & deposit in tissue. Mri is also used. Later family screen and counseling done. Good luck. ...Read more

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