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Can endrometrios come back after having a full hysterectomy? I had severe endrometrios before surgery.

Can endrometrios come back after having a full hysterectomy? I had severe endrometrios before surgery.

Yes: If your endometriosis was limited to the uterus, tubes and ovaries (which are removed with a "full" hysterectomy, then cure is possible; however, endometriosis can occur on the bowel, bladder and other intra-abdominal organs. If there is endometriosis still present after hysterectomy, you may suffer ongoing symptoms. ...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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How can I still have pain even after years of surgeries and a full hysterectomy . Can there be endometriosis in the layers of muscle ? Why am i bleedi

How can I still have pain even after years of surgeries and a full hysterectomy . Can there be endometriosis in the layers of muscle ? Why am i bleedi

Pelvic pain: Usually, pelvic pain due to endometriosis is relieved by complete hysterectomy and removal of ovaries. Sometimes scar tissue, unexcised lesions or adhesions cause persistent pain. More likely, there are other causes. Get a thorough work up through a gyn specialist. ...Read more

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How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

Depends.: Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc. In general, most hysterectomies can be done in 1 - 2 hours. ...Read more

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Is a robotic hysterectomy still a major surgery?

Is a robotic hysterectomy still a major surgery?

Yes: Hysterectomy, regardless of route, is considered a major surgery. Howver, robotic hysterectomy is less invasive than open abdominal hysterectomy with quicker recovery and less pain. So there are definite advantages for robotic or laparoscopic surgery when compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Fortunately, abdominal hysterectomy is not needed very often today. ...Read more

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What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

Depends what type: An open hyster takes the longest to recover with 8 weeks of disability, 1-3 days before you walk comfortably, & 6 weeks before you can resume full activities. Usually meds are given for the first week and then tapered off. Vaginal, total laparoscopic, lsc assisted, & robotic all have quicker recoveries, prob in reverse order. It depends on the complexity of the surgery & skill level of surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for a hysterectomy? What do I need to do before my hysterectomy to get ready for the surgery? .

How do I prepare for a hysterectomy? What do I need to do before my hysterectomy to get ready for the surgery?

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It depends: On type of hysterectomy: vaginal, laparoscopic/robotic or abdominal. This is something you should discuss with the doctor who is going to do your surgery. ...Read more