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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. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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?

Ask your dr: Usually, it is recommended after major abdominal surgery c-section or abdominal hysterectomy to wait 6 weeks before beginning workout. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can anybody tell me why a hysterectomy is a hard surgery for a woman to recover from. I've had many surgeries but this one is the worse one ever.

Can anybody tell me why a hysterectomy is a hard surgery for a woman to recover from. I've had many surgeries but this one is the worse one ever.

What type?: There are minimally invasive hysterectomies and traditional abdominal hysterectomies. I'm thinking that you likely had an abdominal hyst where they made an incision like a cesarean section? If so, as we age, surgery becomes harder to heal from, we don't bounce back as easily. If the surgery was for endometriosis, you could have issues with scar formation that cause pain. Lots of different poss. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed after hysterectomy surgery?

Is it normal to bleed after hysterectomy surgery?

Yes, but: Vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy should be light. If bleeding after hysterectomy is as heavy as a menstrual period or lasts longer than six weeks, consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Can be: This is a procedure that requires a highly trained specialist who has plenty of experience in this procedure. In the right hands of a well trained surgeon, it can be highly successful. ...Read more

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What is surgery for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

What is surgery for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

Depends: It depends on the size of the fibroid and the skill of the surgeon. Some surgeons are very skilled at minimally invasive or robotic surgeries and are comfortable even with very large fibroids. Make sure you are evaluated by someone skilled in advanced laparoscopy/robotics for an opinion if a different doc tells you that you must have an open hysterectomy. That's not always the case! ...Read more

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Why do I need a biopsy before I have my hysterectomy surgery done?

Cancer screening: An endometrial biopsy is done prior to a hysterectomy in women with abnormal uterine bleeding to evaluate for endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Can polyps spread after a hysterectomy surgery and should I be tested?

No: Polyps in the uterine cavity are not uncommon as a cause of abnormal bleeding. They are unrelated to polyps in the colon and do not "spread". Although there are often less invasive ways to remove polyps, a hysterectomy has certainly cured the problem. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a hysterectomy and bladder lift done during the same surgery?

Has anyone had a hysterectomy and bladder lift done during the same surgery?

Very common: It is very common to do bladder surgery at the same time as a hysterectomy for patients with incontinence or a prolapsed (falling) bladder. A variety of surgical techniques can be used. ...Read more

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Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Open: Most open abdominal hysterectomies require only minimal trendelenberg ...Read more