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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

Great question: Uptodate has some information:
http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information

you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more

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What are possible complications of a hysterectomy?

A few: Infection, bleeding, damage to adjacent structures, death. Those are true of any surgery - just a matter of degree based on how complicated the surgery is. ...Read more

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What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

That depends: It depends on what type of hysterectomy you are having, meaning open, vs laparoscopic, vs robotic, vs vaginal and what the reason for the hysterectomy is. Also whether the ovaries are being removed at the same time. You will have some pain after that will be treated with pain meds. I have my patients chew gum (sugarless) after, as this has been shown to help bowels return to normal faster. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a hysterectomy at 23 years old?

Why would someone need a hysterectomy at 23 years old?

Depends: Cancer, bad infection, benign tumor, pelvic pain that fails other therapeies, uterine bleeding that fails other therapies, surgical complication, etc.
You should be upfront and just ask that person (or physician if you're asking as a second opinion). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hysterectomy?

What is the definition or description of: hysterectomy?

Removal of: The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and body, the intra-abdomina component. ...Read more

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What is the best way for a hysterectomy to be performed?

What is the best way for a hysterectomy to be performed?

It depends: There are many factors that could determine the best method of hysterectomy in any given patient. As a general rule the least invasive method possible should be used. Most women do not require an open/abdominal hysterectomy. It also depends on your surgeons skill level and experience with the different methods of hysterectomy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm too young to have a hysterectomy?

Unsure: There is no age that would be too young for a hysterectomy, depending on the indication for the hysterectomy. While 40 is still young, it is not too young for a hysterectomy if you have appropriate indications for surgery - see your doctor or get a second opinion if you already have seen your doctor and that was what you were told. ...Read more

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If I am e6/e7 positive am I safer to just get a hysterectomy?

HPV types: You are probably referring to E6/E7 HPV RNA that perhaps was detected on your pap smear. The typical next step is a microscopic exam of the cervix called a Colposcopy. It would not be appropriate to do a hysterectomy just based on this issue alone. Your doctor will have much more information than we do an can help address the overall plan of care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a hysterectomy for personal reasons and keep them from payor?

Is it possible to get a hysterectomy for personal reasons and keep them from payor?

Not usually: The surgeon, when billing the insurance company, provides cpt "codes" for reimbursement that contain the appropriate diagnosis whatever that may be. You can avoid that disclosure through "cash only" payment for surgeons and hospital fees. Physicians' are ethically required to keep your medical information strictly confidential from anyone other than designated healthcare personnel and entities. ...Read more