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How Is A Transvaginal Hysterectomy Done
Vaginal sloughing?: The vaginas in post menopausal women can lose some ability to stretch as estrogen declines. The vaginal surface then "thins" as the surrounding vaginal musculature contracts around it. I am not sure what you mean by the term "vaginal sloughing" as the vaginal lining does not "slough" off except some brief cell losses with intercourse which regenerate. ...Read more
Yes, anything is: Possible, but some things are not advisable. It depends on a lot of things, but i would not advise you to do it. Ask your doctor who knows much more about you for specific advice. ...Read more
Difficult: This is a difficult one to put into a message, but typically you place 2 to 3 laparoscopic prots, then you ligate and divide the round ligament. Take down the bladder flap surgically. Then separate the ovaries from the uterus. Continue ligating and dividing down to the level of the uterosacral ligaments. Then proceed vaginally. Enter into the anterior and poste. That's all i get for one msg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a hysterectomy last july, yesterday i had vigorous sex, and also jogged three miles. Today I am having pain in the pelvic vaginal region, don't it is a uti. What have i done? What can I do to
I've had a bladder sling and hysterectomy 8 years ago. now i think i have a vaginal vault prolapse with a rectocele…what can be done?
Treatments available: It's not uncommon for a women to have one type of pelvic floor surgery and then have another similar problem. 20-40% of women who have one surgery for these issues end up with another during a lifetime. See an experienced Urogynecologist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an hCG level of 9 normal 1 year post full transvaginal hysterectomy no uterus, no ovaries, no cervix. Taking 1mg of estrogen daily?
Many: In the short term, a small amount of spotting and discharge are normal - as well as some degree of discomfort (pain) . In the long term there may be many benefits, but the primary side effect is that you will never have any uterine bleeding - which is good. It is difficult to answer this question without knowing why the vaginal hysterectomy is needed. ...Read more
Many possibilities: You can get vaginal itching for the same reasons as before your hysterectomy! for example, vaginitis (yeast or candida is very common), an allergic reaction to something you had contact with (like a cosmetic, soap, clothing dye, douche, etc), an infection with herpes, and other skin conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities : There are many things that can cause vaginal burning regardless of whether or not you have a hysterectomy. Burning pain is a classic description of nerve pain and can be caused by any of the things that cause neuropathy including nerve damage at the time of surgery. Hopefully this helps. Some of the meds used for neuropathy like neurontin or cymbalta (duloxetine) can help frequently. ...Read more
Same as any surgery: The risks include bleeding, infection, damage to bowel bladder and adjacent organs, pain , postoperative bleeding, failure to cure pain, scar formation, need for additional surgery. In the case of the lavh - there would be the risk of needing open abdominal surgery as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This may occur.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: Vaginal hysterectomy is generally much less painful than an abdominal hysterectomy because there is no incision in the abdomen. Most of the pain from surgery comes from the skin incisions, with a vaginal surgery the only incision is at the top of the vagina and there are few pain receptors locted there - hence much less pain. ...Read more
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
Right away: There is no danger with external/clitoral stimulation almost immediately if you feel up to it. The precaution is not to insert anything vaginally, and certainly not deep because the cuff where the uterus was removed needs to heal. Placing anything into the vagina can rip open the sutures. Otherwise there are really no issues. ...Read more
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