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I had emergency hysterectomy in 2011 due to fibroid tumors. Do I have to worry about follow ups?

I had emergency hysterectomy in 2011 due to fibroid tumors.  Do I have to worry about follow ups?

Yes: You no longer need pap-smears if your pap-smears were all normal prior to the hysterectomy. If you had abnormal pap-smears prior to the hysterectomy, pap-smears are still recommended in some cases. You still need to see your Gyn every year for breast care, mammograms and an exam to check on your ovaries. Best wishes! ...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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I have heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 months with severe cramping. Mom had bleeding issue at my age & had emergency hysterectomy. Can this be hereditary?

I have heavy vaginal bleeding for 3 months with severe cramping. Mom had bleeding issue at my age & had emergency hysterectomy. Can this be hereditary?

Seek diagnosis: Genes and family history can always be a factor in medical problems but heavy periods and irregular bleeding is one of the most common issues Obgyn treat. There are a wide variety of common causes. See and Obgyn for an exam and testing to determine the cause and treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm bleeding 6 years post hysterectomy, should I go to emergency room?

I'm bleeding 6 years post hysterectomy, should I go to emergency room?

Yes to ER: Yes. You should not be bleeding vaginally years after a hysterectomy. If it is not emergent, they will not admit you, and you will follow up with your doctor in the office. ...Read more

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What's a hysterectomy?

What's a hysterectomy?

Uterus removal: Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix. Supracervical removal of the uterus. Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Preservation of normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65. If tubes & ovaries are removed bilateral salpingoophorectomy is term added to hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is subtotal hysterectomy?

Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).The removal ovaries is a separate procedure (oophorectomy). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo (tubes)-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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Why do women have hysterectomy?

Why do women have hysterectomy?

Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more

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How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

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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