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What could cause a persistant headache following a partial hysterectomy?

What could cause a persistant headache following a partial hysterectomy?

Anemia: That may be the main cause. However, if the procedure was done with a spinal or if you received spinal duramorh for pain control you may have a spinal headache. This well respond to caffeine or you may need a blood patch.

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Terrible headaches 5 weeks post hysterectomy and still have stomach pains.

Terrible headaches 5 weeks post hysterectomy and still have stomach pains.

Headaches: Sorry to hear about you headaches. Would discuss with your team there but happy to do 2nd opinion.

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10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?

10 weeks post hysterectomy. Kept ovaries, but having hot flashes, weight gain and headaches. Is this normal for recovery?

Probably normal: Recovery from surgery can include many symptoms, and different individuals have different symptoms. Weight gain is not at all unusual following hysterectomy. If your symptoms are very uncomfortable you should see your doctor. Otherwise, try to relax and allow your mind and body to recover. If the symptoms continue or get worse, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.

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A week after an abdominal hysterectomy, is it common if a patient has bad headaches and other effects?

A week after an abdominal hysterectomy, is it common if a patient has bad headaches and other effects?

No: A week postop you should really be feeling better, not great but better. You should discuss this with your surgeon.

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Is it common that a patient has bad headaches and other affects a week after an abdominal hysterectomy?

Is it common that a patient has bad headaches and other affects a week after an abdominal hysterectomy?

Yes: An abdominal hysterectomy is a major operation. Headache would not be uncommon. I'm guessing your physician prescribed you some Ibuprofen for pain, you can try that for headache as well. Sometimes the pain pills your md might have prescribed, like vicodin or Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can cause headache. Make sure to drink a lot, as dehydration #1 cause of headaches. See your md if concerns do not improve.

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I had an hysterectomy and dnc done Jan 22nd. I had my period the week before. I'm experiencing cramping without bleeding for 12 hours and headaches.?

I had an hysterectomy and dnc done Jan 22nd. I had my period the week before. I'm experiencing cramping without bleeding for 12 hours and headaches.?

Symptoms: Assuming you mean hysteroscopy and D&C. It sounds like you are having some PMS symptoms. The lining of your uterus may have been thinned out enough that it might take a couple months for periods to resume

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Is painful 3.6cm ov cyst bad 4 32yo after part hysterectomy 4/24/15 Spotting, nausea, headache, pressure, no appetite, full, freq. Urinate, pain left&right ab

Is painful 3.6cm ov cyst bad 4 32yo after part hysterectomy 4/24/15 Spotting, nausea, headache, pressure, no appetite, full, freq. Urinate, pain left&right ab

Could be: Ovarian cysts that are painful may require treatment but most resolve spontaneously. Pain may be from stretching of the tissue or internal bleeding in the cyst. During hysterectomy, part of the blood supply to the ovary is clamped off which can lead to ovarian functional changes making women more susceptible to ovarian cysts. A follow up ultrasound should help decide if the cyst is resolving.

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Stomach hurts nausea headaches dizzyness and some chest pains what could it be had a hysterectomy fell on my stomach a few days after wards it had 12/?

Stomach hurts nausea headaches dizzyness and some chest pains what could it be had a hysterectomy fell on my stomach a few days after wards it had 12/?

Reflux issues.: Reflux esophagitis is a condition that causes symptoms like chest discomfort, nausea and can also be causing headache. Hysterectomy and falling on the stomach can have a correlation and needs a good examination of the stomach. If the stoch examination reveals no problems then most likely it is reflux issues. See your doctor as soon as possible and good luck.

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Hi I had hysterectomy 5wks ago and have now got a really bad pain/burning sensation in my left bum cheek, medication does nothing and have heaadache?

Hi I had hysterectomy 5wks ago and have now got a really bad pain/burning sensation in my left bum cheek, medication does nothing and have heaadache?

Visit ur OB/gyn: I recommend making an appointment with your ob/gyn to better determine the cause of your pain and address it in an appropriate manner. Wishing you the very best.

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Abdominal cramps, nausea, bloated, head aches, this goes away then comes bk I had a hysterectomy and gallbladder removed 3 years ago.?

Abdominal cramps, nausea, bloated, head aches, this goes away then comes bk I had a hysterectomy and gallbladder removed 3 years ago.?

Cramps after surgery: You may be presenting with a partial bowel obstruction due to adhesions. Is a common problem any time after surgery. You should seek medical evaluation and get an Xray or CT scan when you have the symptoms

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Had hysterectomy 11 weeks ago. Kept ovaries. Have constant head aches, ear pressure for weeks. Had bloodworK, head MRI, ENT appt. All normal. Any ideas?

Had hysterectomy 11 weeks ago. Kept ovaries. Have constant head aches, ear pressure for weeks. Had bloodworK, head MRI, ENT appt. All normal. Any ideas?

Continue evaluation: A hysterectomy should not cause the symptoms that you mention. It sounds like you are already seeing an ENT and have had a fairly extensive work up. A neurologist may be the next best step in your evaluation. The ENT you are seeing who had more info than us may also be able to suggest the next steps in your work up.

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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.

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What's a single-port hysterectomy?

What's a single-port hysterectomy?

Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen.

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How common are hysterectomies now?

Second most common: Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery, (c-section is #1), with approximately 600, 000 annually in the usa. Recent data suggest thevrate of hysterectomy maybe declining.

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Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, but to not over do. Avoid lifting. Eat a nutritious well balanced diet and drink lots of water. If you have any problems, get in to see your surgeon. Take care!

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Can anyone have have a hysterectomy? ?

Can anyone have have a hysterectomy? ?

Females: Only females… any surgery has risks, so a hysterectomy is only done for medical indications. Check with your doc.

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Painful intercoarce after hysterectomy?

Painful intercoarce after hysterectomy?

Not normal.: Need to see your doctor to determine the cause. Women should not have painful intercourse from a hysterectomy. Hope this helps.

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How to know if I qualify for a hysterectomy?

See doctor: There is a very wide range of indications for any surgery including a hysterectomy. I could not give you a definitive answer here - but if you are having gynecologic problems, your doctor will be able to answer your question very easily.