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How Long Before Stitches Are Removed After A Hysterectomy
How long should it take for external stitches to dissolve after robotic hysterectomy? I still have a few 24 days later.
Had a laparoscopic hysterectomy 6 weeks ago. Today I noticed a long stitch outside just hanging out? Is it normal?
How long after hysterectomy can it take for vaginal cuff stitches to dissolve? I'm 11 1/2 weeks post op and still have some.
Just had hysterectomy 4 weeks ago today inside felt something pricking. Felt like a stitch should I get in contact with gyro?
Yes: Anytime a patient feels anything out of the ordinary after major surgery, it would be wise to see the operating surgeon. Doctor's typically want to hear about anything unusual after major surgery to given the opportunity to head off complications or diagnose them as soon as possible. ...Read more
Should be fine: You may mean placed "catheter"in the urethra. If there was just "nick"in the bladder if is stitched, Foley catheter left in for 10days to be sure nick is healed. To be v.sure, cystogram can be done before removing the catheter. Leaving a ureteral stent is only done if there was injury to the ureter or the area called trigone very close to ureter (it is v.unusual to injure this area in hysterectomy) ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy six weeks ago. My stitches haven't dissolved all the way. Can I still have sex?
Two questions! 6 weeks post hysterectomy, can I start doing sit ups etc? Still have one stubborn stitch that didn't dissolve. Is that normal? Thanks
Check with doctor: Depends on pt individual condition and age, you are 61 years of age, it may take little longer for recovery, it is best to call your gyn/doctor to inqire about your questions. He /she would know your condition the best. ...Read more
Hi, I’m 5 weeks post op abdominal hysterectomy, internal dissolving stitches from hysterectomy sticking out of wound?
Hi, I’m 5 weeks in post op (Abdominal hysterectomy) there’s 1 internal dissolving stitch from hysterectomy sticking out of wound?
OK: Not to worry, as long as you do not have undue pain, redness, swelling. Let you surgeon know, he/she will most likely have you to to the office and see what is going on. The end sticking out may be snipped at the office visit. ...Read more
Hysterectomy in 3wks- dentist wants to clean under crown needs to cut gums & stitch-No infection- Should I wait do it after surgery to avoid infection?
Depends: You will be laid up for a few weeks after surgery, so it depends on the urgency of the Dental treatment. If no great risk in waiting to treat crown, then best to wait. If waiting a big risk for crown treatment's success, then get it done soon. Ask the Dentist what the risk factor is in waiting 2 months. Then make the decision that makes the most sense to you. Good Luck with both. ...Read more
I had a full abdominal hysterectomy on Sep. 18th. On day 6 afterward, my internal stitches tore and I was pouring blood vaginally. I met my dr at the ER and almost immediately went back into surgery. I stayed another 3 days in the hospital. I've now been
Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?
As the vaginal cuff (the part that is closed where the uterus was attached) heals, you will have small amounts of spotting that will decrease with time. As the healing is completed in 1-2 months, it should spot. You should have a follow up appt with your surgeon for a check after ur surgery.
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24 hours: It should occur within 24 hours and if it hasn't contact your surgeon. ...Read more
Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc.
In general, most hysterectomies can be done in 1 - 2 hours. ...Read more
Six weeks: I recommend 6 weeks as long as there were no complications. ...Read more
Check with surgeon: In general the answer would be six weeks for strenuous exercise. Check with your doctor for specific instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Restrictions: Now. Don't go too far; you feel ok but tire easily in the post- op period. ...Read more
Why do doctors insist that women go back to work in six weeks after a hysterectomy when it takes for longer than that to recover from this?
What can I expect from a hysterectomy? I am considering having a hysterectomy. What are the repurcussions, recovery terms, and long-term effects?
Depends: Depends on why it is being done and how it is being done. I would discuss more with your doctor because each dr has different post op instructions. It is considered a major surgery. Healing takes about 8 weeks though some may return to work as soon as 2 wks. Without a uterus - no more period. If ovaries removed you will go through menopause. Depending cervix may be left to help with support. ...Read more
Menopause weight: Welcome to menopause where the estrogen that doctor gives you will only help with the flashes. As you found out, there is much much more to this transition. My preop teaching includes this discussion : low carb diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, calcium for bones, and a good iron free vitamin. I have a menopause clinic. Look for one near you. ...Read more
Whole uterus only: A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus (body of the uterus as well as the cervix).A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place. The removal of the tubes and ovaries is a separate procedure (salpingectomy and oophorectomy respectively). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. ...Read more
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