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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson Dr. Hutson
Gynecology
24 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

Depends.: 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.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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?

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?

Ask your surgeon: These are things that should have been addressed prior to surgery with written or verbal instructions. Call your surgeons office and obtain clarification now.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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How long the carbon gas go away after a Laperoscopy hysterectomy. What can I do? Or Eat? Take? To make me feel better I'm 3days PO. Surger

How long the carbon gas go away after a Laperoscopy hysterectomy. What can I do? Or Eat? Take? To make me feel better I'm 3days PO. Surger

Gas X: Simethicone (Gas X) is a good over the counter medication for gas. Walking and being up and about helps. Three days after surgery is not long. You have to give your body a little time.

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy Dr. Thanapathy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
42 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

Depends: Vaginal hysterectomies take about 1/2 an hour. Laparoscopic hysterectomies typically last about an hour and a 1/2. If there is any distortion in the anatomy like scar tissue it can take much longer.

Dr. Patrick Weix Dr. Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Approximately how long does a total hysterectomy surgery last?

45 min to 2 hours: Of course, there are too many variables to answer accurately, and the patient shouldn't worry because they will be asleep the whole time! The time depends on the type of hysterectomy (abdominal, laparoscopic, or robotic), the size of the uterus, and any scarring or adhesions in the abdomen (often not know until the procedure is started).

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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How long after a csection and hysterectomy surgery can I begin to workout?

How long after a csection and hysterectomy surgery can I begin to workout?

Usually 4 weeks: Most women can resume normal activity after 4 weeks for a cesarean or a hysterectomy. It is always a good idea to check with your surgeon just to be sure.

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Dr. Bruce Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Family Medicine
years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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I had a vaginal hysterectomy october 18. I know I can't have vaginal sex. Can I have anal sex? How long after the surgery

I had a vaginal hysterectomy october 18. I know I can't have vaginal sex. Can I have anal sex? How long after the surgery

Risky: Even anal intercourse could cause a disruption to the vaginal apex suture line. It would be best to wait at least 4 weeks after the hysterectomy before having any form in penetrational intercourse.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Can I take prednisone before my hysterectomy scheduled in four days...? I will only be taking 2, 10 mg prednisone tabs 2 days prior to surgery

Can I take prednisone before my hysterectomy scheduled in four days...? I will only be taking 2, 10 mg prednisone tabs 2 days prior to surgery

HUH???: It says you are male. Males do not have a uterus. Are you transgender? IMPERATIVE that you see the anesthesia and surgical teams immediately. You foolishly omitted the reason for prednisone or the duration of use. You probably have adrenal suppression and need hydrocortisone during and after surgery.

Dr. James Marquardt Dr. Marquardt
Obstetrics & Gynecology
39 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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If someone with endometriosis has a total hysterectomy, are the chances of endometriosis not coming back better if they don't take HRT after surgery?

Yes, theorectically: If a "total hysterectomy" is performed, that is, removal of the uterus and both ovaries, the body's natural source of estrogen is greatly reduced. If then hrt is taken, that estrogen can theoretically stimulate growth of endometriois, but the progestin taken will counteract the estrogen's effects. Practically I would not worry about taking hrt if hot flashes are very bothersome.

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Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How long to wait to do weight lifting after abdominal hysterectomy surgery?

How long to wait to do weight lifting after abdominal hysterectomy surgery?

About 4 to 6 weeks: The healing process is about 80% complete at 6 weeks, the final 20% takes almost an entire year. The risk of incision breaking apart with coughing, straining or lifting follows this healing process. Okay to ask your surgical team specifics about your case. Be well.

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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3 weeks post op hysterectomy. Having aching throbbing pain lft side by kidney off and on. Could it be related to surgery? Need to take med for pain.

3 weeks post op hysterectomy. Having aching throbbing pain lft side by kidney off and on. Could it be related to surgery? Need to take med for pain.

Post TAH: Yes this could be related- YOu need to see the surgeon - one of the complications is uerteric obstruction

Dr. Bruce Prager Dr. Prager
Sports Medicine
38 years in practice
New York Medical College
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I had a hysterectomy/bso at age 35 (now 37). No hrt. Since then, running long distances causes shin pain. Doing everything right. Related to surgery?

I had a hysterectomy/bso at age 35 (now 37). No hrt. Since then, running long distances causes shin pain. Doing everything right. Related to surgery?

Shin Splints: I don't think shin splints are related to your hysterectomy. Do you get the pain after a certain distance that you run? Is the pain in both legs? Do you do any weight training or stretching? I always become concerned with stress fractures. We see it in distance runners, more so in women then men. It sometimes manifests after running 3 or 4 miles.

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Dr. John Kirk Dr. Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
23 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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How long do you have pain urinating and pain with bowel movement after a total hysterectomy surgery?

How long do you have pain urinating and pain with bowel movement after a total hysterectomy surgery?

Depends: In general it should not be painful to urinate or have a bowel movement. Of course pain is relative to the individual having the pain. It is common to have bladder and bowel symptoms especially cramping with urination and constipation. If prolonged or true burning with urination or severely increasing abdominal pain or fever, call your doctor.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Is it dangerous to take out my catheder after being sent home fm hysterectomy surgert?

Please don't: If you were sent home after surgery with a catheter then there is likely a good reason that was done. Please do not try to remove your own catheter. Contact your doctor if you were not already given explicit instructions on what to do.

Dr. Barbara Toppin Dr. Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

Laparascopic: It is laparascopic surgery via and small incision near the belly button.

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Dr. PAUL EUN Dr. EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Is a robotic hysterectomy still a major surgery?

Is a robotic hysterectomy still a major surgery?

Yes: Hysterectomy, regardless of route, is considered a major surgery. Howver, robotic hysterectomy is less invasive than open abdominal hysterectomy with quicker recovery and less pain. So there are definite advantages for robotic or laparoscopic surgery when compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Fortunately, abdominal hysterectomy is not needed very often today.

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Dr. Miguel Cano Dr. Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

Depends what type: An open hyster takes the longest to recover with 8 weeks of disability, 1-3 days before you walk comfortably, & 6 weeks before you can resume full activities. Usually meds are given for the first week and then tapered off. Vaginal, total laparoscopic, lsc assisted, & robotic all have quicker recoveries, prob in reverse order. It depends on the complexity of the surgery & skill level of surgeon.

Dr. Paul Nowicki Dr. Nowicki
Gynecology - Oncology
20 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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How do I prepare for a hysterectomy? What do I need to do before my hysterectomy to get ready for the surgery? .

It depends: On type of hysterectomy: vaginal, laparoscopic/robotic or abdominal. This is something you should discuss with the doctor who is going to do your surgery.