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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)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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

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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If you get a partial hysterectomy do you still have a period?

If you get a partial hysterectomy do you still have a period?

Possibly: Partial hysterectomy, or supracervical hysterectomy, refers to the removal of the uterus but leaving the cervix. Because the cervix can have some endometrial tissue which produces the tissue that is shed as a period, you could have light bleeding when you would normally have a period. It is usually so light a panty liner is more than enough. ...Read more

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Why did i start bleeding like i was on my period 8years after a complete hysterectomy ?

Why did i start bleeding like i was on my period 8years after a complete hysterectomy ?

Can't say: but it is 100% not normal. Not an absolute emergency, but see a doctor very soon please for an exam and an evaluation. ...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 am 37 year old married mom of 2. period amd ovulation agonizing. 23d cycle and I may have 3-5 pain free days. Hysterectomy?

I am 37 year old married mom of 2.  period amd ovulation agonizing. 23d cycle and I may have 3-5 pain free days. Hysterectomy?

Slow down! You: need to see a doctor first. There are a number of alternatives to hysterectomy for management of menstrual abnormalities. Also, it needs to be determined if hysterectomy is even appropriate for dealing with your pain. I wish you the best, regardless of what diagnosis or treatment is decided upon. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I had the essure done several years ago and still have severe bleeding and pain during my period. Would i qualify for a hysterectomy? I am 40.

I had the essure done several years ago and still have severe bleeding and pain during my period. Would i qualify for a hysterectomy? I am 40.

Different problems: Essure is done to prevent pregnancy. It does not affect your periods. Heavy periods are very common for women in their late 30-40's. While a hysterectomy is certainly an option ask your doctor if you are a candidate for endometrial ablation. This is a simple office procedure that can solve the problem in minutes without major surgery. ...Read more

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I've mid-period spotting,has tried several contraceptives, oral&injections, but nothing helps. Without periods are heavy! Hysterectomy needed?

May be?: Less invasive options such as intrauterine Progesterone devices or ablation are available. However, an evaluation with counseling is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for any of these procedures. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get some eggs before having total hysterectomy? My wife is suppose to have it in 3 weeks and she already missed her last period.

Possible....: But it is unlikely that you could find a specialist that would be able to harvest eggs in that short of a time period. If you are serious about wanting to harvest eggs, you may have to consider pushing back the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How can i convince my dr that i need a hysterectomy? I'm 34 andivehad irregular periods since I was 12, pain is excruciating with only 2-3 period a yr

Talk to doctor: Please see your gynecologist and share your concerns. Physicians want to help their patients but must make informed decisions based on the patient's condition. With complete information, your physician develop a plan of care to improve your health. If you do not need a hysterectomy, he/she will not recommend it. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy five weeks ago. I was under the impression i could have sex after four weeks. We waited five to be safe . . I saw blood during sex. Not as much as a period but enough that i had to change the sheets. Is something wrong?

I had a hysterectomy five weeks ago. I was under the impression i could have sex after four weeks. We waited five to be safe . . I saw blood during sex. Not as much as a period but enough that i had to change the sheets. Is something wrong?

Likely : Likely nothing is wrong, however you need to let your doctor know what happened. He/she may want to examine you and check for possible infection or other post op complications. If you have a fever, continued bleeding, or pain seek medical care immediately. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had a partial hysterectomy and it feels like I am going to start my period with the cramps?

I've had a partial hysterectomy and it feels like I am going to start my period with the cramps?

Pelvic cramps: Partial hysterectomy means you still have an ovary or two, but no uterus. Therefore, your uterus isn't causing the pain. You might have some adhesions that sometimes form after surgery. Or you might have a urinary tract infection or some sort of gastrointestinal issue. Please see your doctor to try to sort out the cause of your cramping. ...Read more