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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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Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

How young?: An ablation is probably a better answer, can be done in the office, back to work in 24-48 hours. No major organs removed and low risk profile. If you have a hysterectomy you should see someone that does them vaginally or at least laparoscopic. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a scar formed from a hysterectomy?

How can I get rid of a scar formed from a hysterectomy?

You cannot: Scars can be improved in some cases but not removed in most cases. Surgery is the most common way to improve a scar but other treatments such as laser treatments, dermabrasion, silicone sheeting, and creams for hyperpigmentation can help as can scar treatments such as Mederma and scar medic. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of hot&cold flashes after a complete hysterectomy?

What can I do to get rid of hot&cold flashes after a complete hysterectomy?

Estrogen, antidepres: Low dose estrogen, taken for a short while, is very safe and effective. If you can't take estrogen due to a medical problem, low dose antidepressants are often very helpful. ...Read more

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Iam having hot & cold flashes after complete hysterectomy please help me get rid of them?

Iam having hot & cold flashes after complete hysterectomy please help me get rid of them?

Hormone replacement: Hormone replacement therapy (hrt) is sometimes needed for women who have their ovaries removed during hysterectomy. Once the primary source of estrogen (ovaries) is removed from the body, many women experience hot flashes. Hrt can be given in the form of pills or patches. Discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a droopy belly after a hysterectomy?

How to get rid of a droopy belly after a hysterectomy?

Abdominoplasty: You can try exercise, weight management, abdominoplasty or liposuction depending on what is causing your problem. Hysterectomy doesn't change your body configuration except for incisions and related scars. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this foul odor I have after my hysterectomy?

See your doctor: Foul smelling vaginal discharge usually means infection. The most common is bacterial vaginosis, i.e. overgrowth of vaginal bacteria. However, a post-operative infection also is possible, especially if your hysterectomy was done through the vagina. Contact the doctor who did the hysterectomy ASAP. ...Read more

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I got a hysterectomy a few years ago now I have bad facial hair how can u get rid of rhis?

Ovaries?: When they did your hysterectomy did they leave your ovaries in place? If so, then I would have your gyn draw some blood tests to determine if your ovaries or adrenal glands could be secreting excess androgens and giving you the hair growth. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid if narcotic itch? I have dilaudid from hysterectomy surgery and itch is keeping me awake

What is the best way to get rid if narcotic itch? I have dilaudid from hysterectomy surgery and itch is keeping me awake

Antihistamine: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has strong sedative effect. Call your doctor and ask to switch your pain medication to another pain killer. ...Read more

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Can a woman after having a full hysterectomy take other hormone medicine besides taking viovelli patches and how can I get rid of the weight gain.

Can a woman after having a full hysterectomy take other hormone medicine besides taking viovelli patches and how can I get rid of the weight gain.

There are other: Forms but if not taken sadly the weight gain is even worse. It is really hard to get weight off especially around the middle after menopause ...Read more

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I just did a partial hysterectomy 4 days ago and I seem to have a lot of gas and I feel bloated, how can I get rid of the gas?

I just did a partial hysterectomy 4 days ago and I seem to have a lot of gas and I feel bloated, how can I get rid of the gas?

Walking: Gas, bloating and constipation are very common after surgery. We encourage moving around and walking. This helps stimulate the intestines to start moving again after being put to sleep with anesthesia. You should be able to pass gas still. If you are not able to pass gas then prompt evaluation by your surgeon is warranted. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of extreme belly fat after having a hysterectomy and laproscop. Sigmoid colectomy? I have changed all my eating habits and exercise

How do you get rid of extreme belly fat after having a hysterectomy and laproscop. Sigmoid colectomy? I have changed all my eating habits and exercise

No special way: It is difficult or impossible to target the removal of a certain area of body fat other than by surgical means. It is best to apply an overall weight loss strategy and work to strengthen your abdominal muscles through exercise. ...Read more

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Hi. I am a 49 years south african female who has a big problem trying to get rid of my mother's apron. I had a hysterectomy in 2003. Weight is a prob?

Eat right & exercise: Proper nutrition & regular exercise are key to weight gain/loss and health. 3, 500 kcals = 1 pound. Need deficit to lose fat & surplus to gain muscle. We typically recommend eating less & exercising more to tune of 500 kcal deficit each day in order to lose 1 pound each week. Check w/your family doc to make sure no other medical conditions such as under active thyroid. ...Read more

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Should hysterectomy be done without any indication of cancer but just to get rid of heavy menstruation.?

Should hysterectomy be done without any indication of cancer but just to get rid of heavy menstruation.?

Yes: Hysterectomy is done not for just cancer only, but has other indications, like heavy bleeding when medical treatment fails, benign symptomatic fibroids etc, although done less often than few decades ago. ...Read more

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How to get rid of the bump, scar tissue on lower abdomen after a hysterectomy? It's been 7 months

Abdominal Scar: An abdominal scar following c-section or abdominal hysterectomy can be improved by non-surgical or surgical treatment depending on the nature of the scar. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...Read more

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Pap showed mild dysplasia. Doc said hpv. Having a partial hysterectomy next month, doc said that will get rid of the hpv. Is that true?

Sort of: A hysterectomy will remove the uterus and cervix. Hpv generally lives on the cervix. Hpv can still be present though. Hopefully you are having a hysterectomy for some other reason though. A mild pap abnormality is not treated with a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of frequent recurrent yeast infections that don't go away with ordinary treatment. I have tried diflucan, monistat, boric acid suppositories, and swallowing acidopholus tablets. It keeps coming back. I had a hysterectomy and started tak

I: I am so sorry that you are going through that. It sounds like you are doing everything right. Ask your doctor if they think that vaginal atrophy (common after hysterectomy) are contributing to your symptoms. They have probably told you to reduce sugary foods and drinks, reduce alcohol (because of sugar content), only wear cotton underwear or ideally no underwear, avoid baths or bubble baths, and to use a blow dryer (from a safe distance) after your shower. You can also ask your pharmacist for products such as vagisil (there are also other products that are similar) that can help keep the skin clean and itch-free. ...Read more

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How to get rid of constipation caused by tolteradine?

How to get rid of constipation caused by tolteradine?

Fluids: Increase fluids, fiber and activities. May need or stool sofner. Consider screening colonoscopy if non. ...Read more

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Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

Help can baking soda really get rid of constipation?

It won't, instead...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2. Advice assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag" like weight loss or blood in stool that needs evaluation if ongoing. ...Read more

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Haven't gone to the bathroom in 3 days. What is the best way to get rid of constipation. Too big to come out. Have the urge?

Haven't gone to the bathroom in 3 days. What is the best way to get rid of constipation. Too big to come out. Have the urge?

A combination of: Suppositories and enemas may help solve your constipation. These are available over-the-counter. What you are describing is called a rectal stool impaction, and needs to be softened/ loosened to allow the stool to pass. If you start vomiting, develop abdominal pain or are passing blood, see a physician. ...Read more

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Quickest way to get rid of constipation without laxatives?

Quickest way to get rid of constipation without laxatives?

Hydration will help: The colon has 2 functions-one is to store poop, the other is to extract water if you are not drinking enough during the day. Therefore, try to increase your fluid intake. Water is best. Fruits contain water in them, as well as fiber-which helps bulk up the stools so they don't become trapped like bricks in there. You can look at the color of your pee to decide if you're hydrated-lite yellow/clear. ...Read more

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How to get rid of constipation?

Not easy: Some common sense advice- try drinking lots of liquids daily at least 6- 8 glasses of water, add some prune juice, try some over the counter stool softeners/ laxatives as needed.
If constipation gets worse, you may need to see a GI doc.
I guess some people just don't have a fast gastro-intestinal motility than others.
Make it a habit to poop daily. Otherwise, you will be full of s_ _ _ so they say. ...Read more

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How to get rid of constipation?

How to get rid of constipation?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of constipation?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of constipation?

Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more