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How Do You Know If You Need A Hysterectomy
Various reasons: There are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to know anything and everything you can tell me about a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)! pre, intra and post operative?
LAVH: Many studies show that complication rates are lowest for lavh compared to any other route for hysterectomy. It is impractical to try to relate everything known about lavh here. There are many resources available - first and foremost would be your gynecologist for a full and complete discussion of lavh and other treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal of uterus: This a surgical procedure under general anesthesia to remove the uterus. It can be done open, vaginally, laparoscopically, or with robotic assistance. It's usually done for bleeding abnormalities due to tumors or cancer, for prolapse, pain, or other abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If you have questions about your gynecologist's advice, a second opinion is never a bad idea. There may be alternatives to a hysterectomy which your gynecologist should discuss with you that may or may not be appropriate for you. There are also several different ways to perform hysterectomy (davinci minimally invasive, laparoscopic, vaginal, or abdominal) that should be considered. ...Read more
Absolutely: Even without a uterus (you don't mention whether your ovaries were left intact), you still need an annual pelvic exam. You may or may not need a pap smear depending upon your prior pap history, but you vagina, labia, vulva are all areas that need regular evaluation. Moreover, you should not have a mammogram done without first having a clinical breast exam by an experienced examiner, i.e., obgyn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If the hysterectomy was done for cervical cancer or precancer, you should continue to have regular pap smears and pelvic exams. If the surgery was done for endometrial or ovarian cancer, you definitely need regular pelvic exams and some doctors perform paps in those circumstances. If the surgery was done for benign causes, you need general annual exams for preventative health care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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