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How Is Hysterectomy Performed
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Bleeding & pain: Most hysterectomies are done when other methods fail to alleviate symptoms like abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain. Enlarged uterus, fibroids, endometriosis, and adenomyosis are some common causes of those symptoms. Hysterectomis are also done for cancerous conditions and sometimes in conjunction with pelvic relaxation corrective surgery. ...Read more
Depends: That depends of the reason for the procedure. It depends of a patients surgical history and the size of the uterus. Underlying medical problems may also influence surgery type. I perform most cases robotically and some by open incision. But a good surgical plan requires a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Post Op Sex Play: Yes, of course. There should be no limits on this sexual activity. ...Read more
Many reasons: Cancer is the clearest reason, but there are a number of other problems for which conservative attempts may not work successively. Examples would be very large and symptomatic fibroids, excessive bleeding not responding to other treatments, endometriosis and pelvic pain unresponsive to conservative treatments, adenomyosis, or high risk of cancer and pt preference of surgery to screening. ...Read more
Are doctors against performing hysterectomies on mid-late 20s women? After 14+ years of periods. I can't imagine that pain every month until i'm 50
See doctor: Your periods should be tolerable. If b=not see your gynecologist - there are many good treatment options to help with problematic periods. It may be that a simple medication will solve your problems, but it may be that a hysterectomy is the best treatment. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the age range of women who have laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh) performed?
Could be any age: The nice thing about an lavh is that it can usually be performed on anyone requiring a hysterectomy - regardless of age. I have performed lavh on women up to 94 years of age. There would not be a minimum age - most women are going to recover more quickly and easily from an lavh than from an abdominal hysterectomy. One great benefit is the lower complication rate compared to abdominal or vaginal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having a laparoscopic hysterectomy soon. A pre-op endometrial biopsy was just performed. Are there specific Qs I should ask that aren't obvious?
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