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Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

Will you still get vaginal sloughing after partial hysterectomy and are done with menopause?

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

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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Please tell me, could a vaginal hysterectomy and a hemmorhoidectomy be done at the same time?

Please tell me, could a vaginal hysterectomy and a hemmorhoidectomy be done at the same time?

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

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Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy--how is it done technically?

Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy--how is it done technically?

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 more

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When can I take a bath after a total vaginal hysterectomy? I had it done on august 9th 2013.

When can I take a bath after a total vaginal hysterectomy?  I had it done on august 9th 2013.

Should be OK: It is safe to shower immediately after your surgery. I allow my patients to take tub baths at any time after discharge from the hospital. You should certainly be safe for bathing by now. ...Read more

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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 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

Likely nothing: You could certainly be sore after what you describe as vigorous sex - the running likely had nothing to do with the soreness. If it doesn't resolve over the next few days, check with your obgyn for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

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

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How is vaginal hysterectomy healing faster?

Less invasive: An advantage of vaginal hysterectomy is the lack of a large abdominal incision. Without that incision, there is usually less post-operative pain, so patients may return to regular activities more quickly and comfortably. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of vaginal itching after hysterectomy?

What could be the cause of vaginal itching after hysterectomy?

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 more

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What's the recovery time for laproscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Varies: The recovery can be as quick as a few days or as slow as a few weeks. Most women spend only a few hours or one night in the hospital after the surgery. ...Read more

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Why do some women have vaginal burning after vag. Hysterectomy?

Why do some women have vaginal burning after vag. Hysterectomy?

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

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What are risks of a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy?

What are risks of a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy?

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 more

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How long is the stay in the hospitail after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Usually 1 day: Most people are ready to go home the next day, depending on if they are tolerating food, urinating ok, have no fever and their pain is controlled with oral pain meds. ...Read more

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Im scheduled to have a vaginal hysterectomy. Is it a painful procedure?

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

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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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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I be stimulated externally to orgasm?

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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Could there be a problem if I am having vaginal discharge years after a hysterectomy?

Depends: It is normal to have some vaginal discharge. If there is discoloration or odor then the discharge may be an indication of a problem such as infection or cancer. You should see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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