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How much does a hysterectomy hurt?

How much does a hysterectomy hurt?

It depends: Pain after a hysterectomy is related to the type of incision(s) as well as the underlying condition. A large abdominal incision will be more painful than minimally invasive surgery ("bandaid incisions"). However, pain after a hysterectomy should be manageable with medications ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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Does having a gingivectomy hurt?

Does having a gingivectomy hurt?

Shouldn't : Once a patient is anesthetized it should not hurt. A soft tissue laser can be used and post operative discomfort should be minimal. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a hysterectomy done?

Does it hurt to get a hysterectomy done?

Sometimes: There are various reasons to have a hysterectomy. Some are fibroids, pain, heavy bleeding, or cancer. It is important to know that there are newer types of hysterectomies that result in much less pain, such as vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic. Consider consultation for these minimally invasive methods if you need a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Does a colonoscope hurt badly?

Does a colonoscope hurt badly?

No: I thought that the bowel prep was the most uncomfortable or inconveniant . The actual colonoscopy is done with conscious sedation(twilight sleep) and the vast majority of patients do not remember going through the procedure. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a salpingo oophorectomy done?

Does it hurt?: It would be awful if you were awake for this operation. Luckily you go to sleep. Usually pain is very limited after the surgery, but this also depends on why your ovaries are being removed. Studies now suggest that unless there is good reason, leaving the ovaries in place may optimize your health unless there is medical necessity to remove both the tubes and the ovaries. ...Read more

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Does a pulpotomy hurt?

Does a pulpotomy hurt?

Pulpotomy: No a pulpotomy should not hurt. When you are adequately anesthetized should should be comfortable just like a regular filling. ...Read more

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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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What does it mean to get a partial hysterectomy?

What does it mean to get a partial hysterectomy?

Depends: The term is not one we as medical practitioner typically use as it is ambiguous carrying more that one definition. Usually it means that the uterus will be removed but the cervix will be left behind. On occasion it may refer to the fact that the ovaries were not removed, but this is an unfortunate use of the term. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a hemorrhoidectomy done?

Yes: Even when done perfectly, a standard hemmorhoidectomy remained one of the most painful surgeries to recover from. There are new techniques that may lessen the pain somewhat such as the use of ligasure. There is also a new technique called thd which uses a doppler probe to find the source of the problem without an incision and looks to be a promising new technique with minimal post-op discomfort. ...Read more

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How long does an incsion hurt after a c-section?

Pain improes: the pain after a cesarean section is the worst the first 2 weeks after a surgery and gradually improves with time. Usually most women are pain free by 4-6 months. Take medications to help control the pain. ...Read more

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How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

Varies: The post operative pain after a hysterectomy varies from woman to woman, but is almost always well controlled with medications. The route of the hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, etc) will have an impact on the amount of pain - but again the pain medications work very well. ...Read more

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Does a sciatica hurt a testicle?

Sciatica: Sciatica can sometimes cause pain in the scrotum but does not cause injury to a testicle. ...Read more

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Does it hurt a woman to really work during pregnancy?

Does it hurt a woman to really work during pregnancy?

Not usually: There are a number of physiologic changes that occur during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not an illness, however. Most women can continue working safely although certain modifications may be necessary due to physical changes that occur. There are certain chemicals you want to avoid exposure to. As pregnancy progresses, women will experience more discomfort and may need to limit their activity. ...Read more

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Does getting a vasectomy hurt?

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Yes, not much...: Vasectomy-related ache/pain is not much and very tolerable. But, remember: nothing is free but comes with a price. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have a trans vaginal ultrasound?

Does it hurt to have a trans vaginal ultrasound?

Not usually: If vaginal intercourse is not painful then neither should a trans-vaginal sono. If there is an infection of your tubes or a large ovarian cyst then application of pressure with the probe over the areas of concern may cause some degree of discomfort (what we doctors call pain). ...Read more

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How much does a colposcopy usually hurt?

How much does a colposcopy usually hurt?

Not too much: Well just looking at the cervix is not much worse than a routine exam. Biopsies certainly add some brief pain. Most patients tell me it was uncomfortable but not too bad. The discomforting parts probably add up to less than a minute of actually performing the biopsies. ...Read more

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Why does a foot hurt after a corn removal?

Why does a foot hurt after a corn removal?

Corn on foot: Pain fibers around the area are responding to something going on down there. What does it look like. Let us do 2nd opinion and I can better opine. ...Read more

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When you get surgery for a cyst does that mean your whole ovary doesn't work anymore or its removed?

When you get surgery for a cyst does that mean your whole ovary doesn't work anymore or its removed?

Depends on cyst: Most ovarian cysts can be removed or opened and drained with laparoscopic surgery. In rare cases the entire ovary is removed. Talk to your doctor about the options before your surgery. ...Read more

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How much does a hysterectomy hurt?

It depends: Pain after a hysterectomy is related to the type of incision(s) as well as the underlying condition. A large abdominal incision will be more painful than minimally invasive surgery ("bandaid incisions"). However, pain after a hysterectomy should be manageable with medications ...Read more

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How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

Varies: The post operative pain after a hysterectomy varies from woman to woman, but is almost always well controlled with medications. The route of the hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, etc) will have an impact on the amount of pain - but again the pain medications work very well. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a hysterectomy done?

Sometimes: There are various reasons to have a hysterectomy. Some are fibroids, pain, heavy bleeding, or cancer. It is important to know that there are newer types of hysterectomies that result in much less pain, such as vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic. Consider consultation for these minimally invasive methods if you need a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can u tell me why my right side and incision site hurt when i work 3 months out of a hysterectomy?

Unsure: Depending on how your surgery was done, you could expect to have some pain for up to 4 or 6 months. The only way to get a really good idea of the cause for your pain would be to have a exam. You could call the surgeon who did your surgery. ...Read more

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Why do breasts hurt even after you have had a hysterectomy?

Still have hormones: Hysterectomy just takes the uterus out - not the ovaries which produce the hormones. Usually breast tenderness is caused by hormonal changes which occur around the time of ovulation and just before the period comes. ...Read more

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After i had my hysterectomy on 8/9, my breasts hurt really bad and it's constant. Is this normal?

After i had my hysterectomy on 8/9, my breasts hurt really bad and it's constant. Is this normal?

maybe: You did say whether your ovaries were removed. If they were not removed you still go through the monthly ovarian cycle. Could be related to that. If there is no improvement get check to make sure there is not a problem with the breast causing the pain. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy and take Estropipate 1.5 mg can i take estrogen pills as well will it hurt me?

I had a hysterectomy and take Estropipate 1.5 mg  can i take estrogen pills as well will it hurt me?

You need to be balan: if your uterus was removed and the ovaries were left in, you may not need any sort of hormonal therapy. With that being said if your ovaries were removed then attention should be paid to if you need to have hormonalsupplementation examples would be testing to check your bones and cardiac status. Estrogen and progesterone need to be given together. ...Read more

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Lower abdoman right side pain after hysterectomy! three weeks post sugery, only hurts while walking.?

Lower abdoman right side pain after hysterectomy! three weeks post sugery, only hurts while walking.?

Well: Its probably muscular. Are you having to urinate more? It could be the bladder. Take it easy, sometimes people do too much. It's unlikely due too infection this far out but fever is a sign to go see your doc. Anyway try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x per day if u can, add it to your meds but not if taking ibuprfin or silvia's drugs. This will likely help but go in if getting worse, fever, urination problems, etc. ...Read more

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My buttocks hurt only when I am sleeping. I was told it was from my leggs in the stirrups ftom my hysterectomy?

My buttocks hurt only when I am sleeping. I was told it was from my leggs in the stirrups ftom my hysterectomy?

Unusual problem: If you have neither back pain or leg pain, this becomes a challenging problem. Intrapelvic problems should be evaluated, as well as bilateral sacroiliac problems. Even so, the total absence of buttock pain at any other time of day is difficult to comprehend. ...Read more

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I have a knot under a surgical incision sight. It's red. Had hysterectomy 6 days ago. It hurts more at this site. What could it be?

I have a knot under a surgical incision sight. It's red. Had hysterectomy 6 days ago. It hurts more at this site. What could it be?

Infection: This may be the beginning of a surgical site infection. Contact your surgeon for his/her examination. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy a year ago due to essure problems I have left overy and tube left but it's starting to hurt all over again what could it be?

I had a hysterectomy a year ago due to essure problems I have left overy and tube left but it's starting to hurt all over again what could it be?

Could be: problems with the remaining ovary, adhesion formation after surgery, endometriosis, non-gynecologic problems like diverticulitis. You need an exam with a live doctor to get this answer. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Same low right side pain. Had complete hysterectomy. Blood work normal. Could it still be appedicitius? Sometimes very painful, hurts to move at times

Possibly: Simply having abdominal surgery puts you at risk for your intestines to adhere to other abdominal tissues. Problems can range from pain caused by the inability of intestines to move properly, constipation, or an intestinal blockage. You may also have abdominal nerve pain because of surgery. If you have fever, nausea/vomiting or feel very i'll then be checked out at an emergency dept immediately. ...Read more

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I had a complete hysterectomy about 7 years ago. I had everything taken out. My breasts hurt even with a bra but worse just touching them when no bra?

Breast pain: You appear to have a difficult problem with your breast pain. Severe mastitis can cause your symptoms, and the hormonal issues may be causative post Hysterectomy. See the Dr. and get evaluated for hormonal imbalances and some medications that can certainly help with the pain. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 5 years ago and my breast hurt very bad?

I had a hysterectomy 5 years ago and my breast hurt  very bad?

Many possibilities: i would need more information depending on your age and associated history and physical the diagnosis may be dinner. It can be as simple as hormone fluctuations or as serious as breast cancer. Please see your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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I hurt when i pee and i had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. Plus had sex too?

I hurt when i pee and i had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. Plus had sex too?

See your doctor: It is common to get a urinary tract infection after surgery because a catheter is placed in the bladder during and after surgery. This is the most common cause of your symptoms. Sex is strongly discouraged in the first 6 weeks after hysterectomy to allow the surgical incisions both internally and externally to heal. Please call and see your doctor to be evaluated soon. ...Read more

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What has gone wrong in a hysterectomy if your stomach hurts on the left side?

Unsure: It is not abnormal to have pain after a hysterectomy even when nothing has "gone wrong". Your symptoms could be due to a surgical complication but could be related to some other abdominal organ problem or disorder. You should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Just had a partial hysterectomy with the davinci. When trying to sit up can a person get a hernia were one of the incision iis? Hurts more.

Just had a partial hysterectomy with the davinci. When trying to sit up can  a person get a hernia were one of the incision iis? Hurts more.

Yes: Yes, but pain at an incision site is normal. One site may hurtle than the others if that was the extraction site for the uterus, and they sdid extra suturing inside. A hernia is classically associated with a bump that you can push clack in to the abdomen. A hard bump you can't push in under the incision is normal for 6-8 weeks or so. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had hysterectomy 5weeks ago. Last week I started having pain between tailbone and anus. It hurts to sit. Bm's r normal. No straining. Pain level 7?

I had hysterectomy 5weeks ago. Last week I started having pain between tailbone and anus. It hurts to sit. Bm's r normal. No straining. Pain level 7?

How much pain Rx?: I'm wondering a few things. First, why did you have a hysterectomy?Did you have a posterior repair or other surgical procedures? Second did you suddenly stop taking pain meds? Is there an area that you can press on that worsens pain? Infection is a concern with new onset pain of that intensity at this point post op. Nerves can be damaged during surgery as well. Contact your surgeon right away. ...Read more