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What's the recovery time for laproscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

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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Vaginal Hysterectomy (Definition)

Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, ...Read more


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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.

Depends: That can partly depend on the type of suture that was used with your hysterectomy. The most common types are usually pretty much dissolved by 90 days. However, if you are not having any bleeding or irregular discharge, there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids to reappear after a total hysterectomy and how are they treated?

What causes fibroids to reappear after a total hysterectomy and how are they treated?

It shouldnt: fibroids are generally seen in the uterus and once you go through the hysterectomy you shouldnt have recurrence. The fibroids are part of the uterus, and once the uterus is removed; you no longer have the source. ...Read more

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How many weeks needed to recover to have sexual intercourse after fibroid operation?

How many weeks needed to recover to have sexual intercourse after fibroid operation?

Fibroid surgery: That depends on the kind of surgery. Laparoscopic myomectomy would typically require a 1-2 week wait. Open surgery might require a longer wait, sometimes up to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How much bleeding to expect and for how long after IUD removal in postmenopausal woman?

How much bleeding to expect and for how long after IUD removal in postmenopausal woman?

Mild for week: Once your iud is removed, expect light bleeding or spotting for up to a week afterward. Heavy bleeding is not normal following iud removal, and may indicate complications. ...Read more

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How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

Varies: Many women are essentially fully recovered in less than 2 weeks. Most have resumed normal activity by 2 to 4 weeks. To be safe, you should plan for 4 to 6 weeks for full recovery - but expect to require less than 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What sutures and instruments are used in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

That varies: The specific instruments used will depend on the training and experience of the surgeon as well as the particular requirements based on the patient's anatomy and body habitus. I usually use laparoscopic staples for the internal portion of the surgery and absorbable sutures for the vaginal portion. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

How long should I wait to drive after my total hysterectomy with removal of ovaries and bladder sling?

Depends: We usually recommend 2 weeks off from driving but it depends on how you are feeling and if you had an open procedure or laparscopic hysterectomy. For uncomplicated laparascopic procedures 1-2 weeks. Ask your md what she recommends. ...Read more

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How long will there be any odor after silver nitrate treatment for granulation? Had a total hysterectomy 5 months ago due to cancer. Nervous!

How long will there be any odor after silver nitrate treatment for granulation? Had a total hysterectomy 5 months ago due to cancer. Nervous!

No odor: Silver nitrate does not produce an odor. When used with a granuloma that is not healing well the silver acts as an antiseptic and allows for faster healing of a granulomatous wound. It was originally used in Argerol as a mouth wash and has been employed at other sites to heal a raw wound. Any odor wound come from an underlying seroma in a wound and should be checked by Gyn surgeon. ...Read more

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Any tips for how to prepare for pelvic uterus prolapse surgery?

Any tips for how to prepare for pelvic uterus prolapse surgery?

Basic measures: If you are a smoker, avoid smoking. If your prolapse is significant, your obgyn may choose to give you vaginal estrogen to rejuvenate the vaginal lining. Eat healthy, sleep well It's a fairly straightforward surgery in the right hands. Best Wishes and speedy recovery . Dr M ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect for laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Can you tell me what to expect for laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Not too bad: When you arrive at the hospital, they will start an IV and possibly give you some pre-op medications. The surgeon and anesthesia will talk to you and answer your questions. Then they will take you to the surgery room where you will be put to sleep. When you wake up, you will be a bit sore and may have some nausea. You will be given medication for this. When you are ready you will be sent home ...Read more

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I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

Pregnancy?: This presentation is common in women with fibroids. Future pregnancy is a consideration which may lead to a recommendation for myomectomy where the fibroids are removed leaving the uterus intact. If pregnancy is not desired, the options include medical therapy, myomectomy or for definitive treatment, hysterectomy where the uterus is removed. Robotc surgery offers shorter recovery, less blood loss. ...Read more

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How many weeks is needed to have sexual intercourse after myomectomy fibroid operation and can I do travelling and do household jobs?

How many weeks is needed to have sexual intercourse after myomectomy fibroid operation and can I do travelling and do household jobs?

Depends: Depends on how it was done: if you have a large incision on your abdomen (open procedure) - it may take 4 weeks until you are recovered enough; if with the davinci system : probably be ready for intercourse and household jobs/travelling in 2-3 weeks. If it was done vaginally (through a hysteroscope) then 1-2 weeks should be adequate. Keep in mind, people recover at different rates, so times wl var. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a vaginal cuff to heal after hysterectomy?

How long does it take for a vaginal cuff to heal after hysterectomy?

4-6 weeks: Regardless of the type of hysterectomy, the vagina usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal completely. During this time, pelvic rest (no sex, no tampons, nothing in the vagina) is recommended. ...Read more

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Had robotic hystrectomy how can you tell those incisions are healing properly?

Had robotic hystrectomy how can you tell those incisions are healing properly?

Appearance: The skin should be nicely aligned and approximated after the incisions are closed. They should stay clean and there should be very little pigment change or pinkish tint to the tissue around the incisions. If the incisions are turning red, are becoming more painful, or if there is discharge then see your doctor. ...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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How long before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy?

How long before stitches are removed after a hysterectomy?

Stitches disolve: In the vast majority of surgical cases your surgeon will use dissolvable sutures (stitches). These will not need to be removed. ...Read more

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If I have had a csecton can I have a vaginal hysterectomy?

If I have had a csecton can I have a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: A vaginal hysterectomy is still an option, however a laparoscopic (with or without robotics) will likely be a safer route for the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can you still get PID after vaginal hysterectomy?

Unlikely.: Pid is "pelvic inflammatory disease" and usually occurs when bacteria ascends from the outside of the vulva up inside the genitals and spreads into the tubes/ovaries (pelvis.) after a hysterectomy, there is no connection between the vagina and the inside/pelvis. ...Read more

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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I climb stairs?

When comfortable: When you feel comfortable enough to do it. No set time limit. ...Read more

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Was laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy successful in the past?

Yes: It is a neat procedure done on an outpatient basis. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and the post op recovery is quite rapid. ...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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How soon is it safe to masturbate after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Depends: If the method of masturbation is external (clitoral) stimulation, you could do this as soon as you feel up to it. It's generally recommended to not put anything into the vagina for 6-8 weeks. I would certainly discuss with your doctor before putting anything into the vagina. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes but minimal: Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy or laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy is not painless. But, the majority of the pain comes from the small incisions in the abdominal wall, which is usually very easily controlled with oral pain medications. Most women go home in less than 24 hours after an lavh. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect for laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Not too bad: When you arrive at the hospital, they will start an IV and possibly give you some pre-op medications. The surgeon and anesthesia will talk to you and answer your questions. Then they will take you to the surgery room where you will be put to sleep. When you wake up, you will be a bit sore and may have some nausea. You will be given medication for this. When you are ready you will be sent home ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks post total vaginal hysterectomy and i'm having unusual white stringy discharge. Is this a normal part of healing?

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I'm 8 weeks post total vaginal hysterectomy and i'm having unusual white stringy  discharge.  Is this a normal part of healing?

Possibly.: However, if it's persistent and there is a lot, it won't hurt to give your surgeon a call and see if he or she would like to take a look to make sure there's no infection. Take care! ...Read more

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I had a total vaginal hysterectomy in dec 2002. However i started bleeding 3 days ago. Any ideas as to what may have caused this?

Unsure: The most likely reason for your bleeding is granulation tissue forming on the hysterectomy scar at the top of the vagina. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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3 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior and anterior repair. I know i'm not supposed to pull, tug lift etc but can I put my own socks on?

Yes you can : Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not you can baith put your clothes on and yes you can put your socks on as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vaginal hysterectomy?

Vaginal Hysterectomy: Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, or left in place. ...Read more

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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'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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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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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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