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I have a large pedunculatedsubmucosalfibroid with heavy bleeding, anemia and severe pain every second month should I have a hysterectomy.I am 50 yrs?

I have a large pedunculatedsubmucosalfibroid with heavy bleeding, anemia and severe pain every second month should I have a hysterectomy.I am 50 yrs?

Maybe: Surgery carries the potential risk of complications. Things like obesity, heart disease, and severe anemia can increase your risk for surgery. Some doctors may choose to start a medicine called depo lupron (leuprolide) to shrink the fibroids and increase your blood count prior to surgery. The average age of menopause is 51. Your symptoms may go away on their own very soon. Please discuss risks w/ a doctor. ...Read more

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

Pregnancy?: This presentation is common in women with fibroids. Future pregnancy is a consideration which may lead to a recommendation for myomectomy where the fibroids are removed leaving the uterus intact. If pregnancy is not desired, the options include medical therapy, myomectomy or for definitive treatment, hysterectomy where the uterus is removed. Robotc surgery offers shorter recovery, less blood loss. ...Read more

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Will a uterine ablation help pain and heavy bleeding from fibroids..I have that option or a hysterectomy. 41 years old..No children. Severely anemic.

Will a uterine ablation help pain and heavy bleeding from fibroids..I have that option or a hysterectomy. 41 years old..No children. Severely anemic.

UFE: Have you consulted with an interventional radiologist regarding uterine fibroid embolization (ufe)? This procedure is usually a great option for women with symptomatic fibroids. It is minimally invasive (tiny incision in your groin) and treats fibroids in any portion of your uterus, not just ones that can be reached through the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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Can i get a hysterectomy at age 19 to stop heavy abnormal bleeding that goes through overnight pads and super plus tamp. & to be able to join the navy?

Can i get a hysterectomy at age 19 to stop heavy abnormal bleeding that goes through overnight pads and super plus tamp. & to be able to join the navy?

Uncertain: "Current or history of abnormal uterine bleeding (626.2), including, but not limited to menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, or polymenorrhea, is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/genitalia.htm ** Didn't see hysterectomy as a specific disqualification. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I've had light to no bleeding till now. Having heavier bleeding but not enough to soak a pad/hr. What to do?

I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. I've had light to no bleeding till now. Having heavier bleeding but not enough to soak a pad/hr.  What to do?

See gynecologist: You need to contact your gynecologist and get in to see the to see what is causing the heavier bleeding. At this point the bleeding should be getting less and stopping, not getting heavier. ...Read more

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I had a divinci Hysterectomy on September 16th 2014. My doctor returned me back to work on Oct 6. I am bleeding heavily bright red blood for 2 hours?

I had a divinci Hysterectomy on September 16th 2014.  My doctor returned me back to work on Oct 6. I am bleeding heavily bright red blood for 2 hours?

Sorry: I want you to go home and ly down in bed and have someone call your doctor. if the bleeding does not stop go to the ER. ...Read more

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I had a partial vaginal hysterectomy 8 months ago and today I started bleeding. It looks like heavy menstrual blood with clots. No pain or cramps. ?

I had a partial vaginal hysterectomy 8 months ago and today I started bleeding. It looks like heavy menstrual blood with clots. No pain or cramps. ?

Call your surgeon: This may be granulation tissue bleeding from the vaginal cuff where the vagina was sewn closed which can be treated sometimes in the office. ...Read more

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I was wondering if a hysterectomy could be done despite not having a medical problem (e.G. Fibriods, cancer, etc.)? I have extremely painful, heavy bleeding on my periods. It sometimes affects my day because it is too much.

Yes, : Yes, it is possible -if the pain and discomfort make one's quality of life less than desirable.It is important to visit and discussed all these issues with a physician and make appropriate decisions, togheter. ...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 had sex 5 weeks after a total abnominal hysterectomy and started to bleed. Can this be normal? Bled heavy at first but 2nd day slowed down a lot

I had sex 5 weeks after a total abnominal hysterectomy and started to bleed. Can this be normal? Bled heavy at first but 2nd day slowed down a lot

please call your doc: As after am abdo hysterec i instruct my pts( i hardly ever do those anymore, almost all of mine are thru the da vinci robot or scope) I do not let my pts have sex for at least 6 weeks, and I have to check the cuff 1st , u need to call your gyn and your gyn will need to examine the vagina cuff to make sure it has not broken down, hopefully not, or to check for any damage, no sex until doc sees you ! ...Read more

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I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

I am bleeding after a complete hysterectomy?

Go back to doctor: Go back asap and make sure there have been no complicaitons. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

Why am I bleeding after a partial hysterectomy?

After hysterectomy: If you had a supracervical hysterectomy it is not unusual to have mild light periods, depending on how much endometrial tissue is left behind. If your uterus and cervix were both removed, than any bleeding needs to be immediately investigated. Please contact your surgeon's office to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Bleeding 2 weeks after a hysterectomy and i had sex?

Not a surprise: Most recommendations are to wait 4 weeks before having sex. The top of the vagina would not have been completely healed and the sex would be expected to cause some spotting or bleeding. Your risk for a pelvic infection is quite high as well. ...Read more

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Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Can I have bleeding after having hysterectomy leaving cervix in?

Yes: If the cervix was left in, there can still be a small amount of uterine tissue remaining. Its possible to have some bleeding. If you still have your ovaries, the bleeding can be cyclic just like your period used to be. It can be a bummer if you were expecting to be period-free. ...Read more

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Im having bleeding had hysterectomy 20 yrs ago. do I have cancer?

Im having bleeding had hysterectomy  20 yrs ago. do I have cancer?

Hysterectomy: Vaginal bleeding after a hysterectomy or menopause needs to be evaluated. It can be due to infections, trauma, or cancer. Get to your GYN asap for treatment and peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can you have a vaginal cuff tear without bleeding after vaginal hysterectomy?

Can you have a vaginal cuff tear without bleeding after vaginal hysterectomy?

A defect, not a tear: The healing of a vaginal cuff after vaginal hysterectomy is not always predictable or may not be complete or smooth for several weeks after surgery. A defect in the vaginal scar may on occasions occur without symptoms but it would be rather unlikely although not impossible that a "cuff tear" would take place without bleeding ". ...Read more

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What is abnormal bleeding post-op from hysterectomy and anterior and posterior repair?

What is abnormal bleeding post-op from hysterectomy and anterior and posterior repair?

Please call your GY: If u are worried enough to ask that here , u need t call the doc who did the surgery to discuss with that doc, anything more than minor spotting I do not consider normal. ...Read more

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I am contemplating a hysterectomy. I have irregular bleeding about 2 weeks every month?

Explore alternatives: The first thing you need to do is to see your gynecologist for an assessment of why you are bleeding. You may have a small polyp in your uterine lining and removing that may be all you need. It may be changes in your hormones and a 2 minute endometrial ablation will fix the prohlem.You may have fibroids. The right choice for you also depends on whether or not you want to have more children. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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