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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight After A Hysterectomy And Fibroid Removal

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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Need recommendation for a doctor in waco tx skilled at myomectomy for mulitple fibroids (i/s, o/s & in the wall). Successful ufe in 2005. Bulk symptoms persist @ age 48; no hysterectomy wanted.?

Need recommendation for a doctor in waco tx skilled at myomectomy for mulitple fibroids (i/s, o/s & in the wall).  Successful ufe in 2005. Bulk symptoms persist @ age 48; no hysterectomy wanted.?

Consider UAE/OAE: Having bulk symptoms after UFE suggests that there are some viable fibroids. This may b new fibroids (since UFE 10+ yrs ago) or collateral supply to fibroids from ovarian artery. U could undergo repeat angio looking at Uterine & Ovarian arteries & get embolization of either or both. This will take care of the problem forever since you're close to menopause. Need pelvic MRI with contrast 1st. ...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?

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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Why would a woman with fibroids with no symptoms have a hysterectomy?

Rapid growth: If the fibroid is growing rapidly it should be removed as that can cause/mean there are other complications. ...Read more

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I'm having a hysterectomy for fibroids soon. Will this cause menopause?

I'm having a hysterectomy for fibroids soon. Will this cause menopause?

No: Hysterectomy refers only to the uterus so a total hysterectomy removes the uterus & cervix. If the ovaries are not removed this should not cause menopause although the reduction in blood flow to the ovaries can lead to ovarian dysfunction which might result in menopausal symptoms. ...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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Does a woman with very large fibroids always have to get a hysterectomy and will it affect fertility?

Options: Just removing the fibroids is called a myomectomy. If you have large fibroids, you may want to have them removed before pregnancy. If you have a hysterectomy, that means removing your uterus, so you would not be able to carry a child. Fibroids can be removed with a larger abdominal incision or you may be a candidate for a robotic surgery which usually has a quicker recovery. ...Read more

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Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?

Hard to say: The best information must come from someone who has all the information about your case. Fibroids come in various sizes and locations and the approach to their treatment and or removal may or may not interfere with your ability to carry another successful pregnancy. Get a second or third opinion if needed and try to understand your options. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Myomectomy (Definition)

A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location of the fibroids. Fiboids in the uterine cavity can often be removed hysteroscopically, with no abdominal incision. Depending on size and location, myomectomies can be done laparoscopicaaly, ...Read more


Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more