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How can you manage pain after a hysterectomy and cauterization procedure?

How can you manage pain after a hysterectomy and cauterization procedure?

Combination: Usually narcotics are given (tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene, vicodin, percocets, etc). Take these as recommended but remember you can also take Ibuprofen or naprosyn (advil or aleve) and the combination work better together. Try to move around, avoid over-exerting yourself, & call your doc if your pain is worsening. Sometimes a change in meds helps also. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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On tuesday, I am having a total hysterectomy. What can I expect, and approx. Time for this procedure?

On tuesday,  I am having a total hysterectomy.  What can I expect, and approx. Time for this procedure?

Well...: Type of hyster...Abdominal, laproscopic, vaginal (yes they can be total). So. 45minutes to 2+ hours is an average guess. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy necessary due to a low laying placenta. Am only 26, what can be done to avoid that procedure...

Is a hysterectomy necessary due to a low laying placenta. Am only 26, what can be done to avoid that procedure...

??? not enough info: If u have not had a csection then u would need a csection if the placenta is over the opening or within 2 cms of it, if u have had a previous csection then if the placenta stays there u may need a csection hysterectomy if u have what is called a placenta acrreta please discuss with your OB sometimes other procedures can be done to avoid the hysterectomy, like uterine artery embolization. ...Read more

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Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Yes: Hysterectomies are very common procedures. Many doctors, but not all, feel comfortable removing the uterus through the vagina. It is a great way to have the surgery that is less invasive then an abdominal procedure, results in less pain and risks with a quicker recovery. Talk to your doctor about all the options, pros and cons. ...Read more

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Im scheduled to have a vaginal hysterectomy. Is it a painful procedure?

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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My doctor just told me I need a hysterectomy. What happens during the procedure?

My doctor just told me I need a hysterectomy. What happens during the procedure?

Discuss with doctor: You should have a lengthy discussion with your doctor about why, how, and what to expect regarding your hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a major surgery which removes your uterus. There are numerous reasons why the procedure is done and multiple ways in which the surgery is performed. Have an open, honest discussion with your doctor and get all of your questions answered to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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Should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure ?

Should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure ?

Depends: The answer to this question really depends on her diagnosis. I assume she has some sort of problem with her pap smear. Usually cervical issues, those conditions found in a pap test, dont require hysterectomy. The leep can be both diagnostic and treat most conditions involving her cervix, but she should consult her doctor as to why either procedure should be done. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet procedure for my hormone replacement after my hysterectomy?

Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet  procedure for my hormone replacement after my  hysterectomy?

Balance is Key: If the surgical procedure included the removal of both ovaries, then one will experiece a sudden decrease of progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. Compounded pellet implants for women come in the forms of Estradiol and testosterone. Progesterone is rx as a topical, inj or oral. The advantage of the pellet implant tx is the steady-state delivery over 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Have adenomyosis, had ablation 4 weeks ago, ineffective, a lot of pain since, considering hysterectomy. What type of procedure is recommended and why?

Have adenomyosis, had ablation 4 weeks ago, ineffective, a lot of pain since, considering hysterectomy. What type of procedure is recommended and why?

Depends: Hysterectomy can be performed laparoscopically (with or without the davinci robot) , vaginally and abdominally. Your gyn will discuss the best option for you based on the size and position of your uterus and his/her experience. ...Read more

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