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I had a laproscopic hysterectomy is having a smell is part of the healing process and after i heal is it ok to douche?

I had a laproscopic hysterectomy is having a smell is part of the healing process and after i heal is it ok to douche?

Minor infection: You can use a vinegar and water douche or Metrogel after your 4 week healing is over. Sometimes there is some odor and drainage in the first few weeks even if no infection. ...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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Lupron (leuprolide) injection 10/29 for endometriosis, follow up appt to start process for me to have a total hysterectomy. Started to have pelvic pain a couple of days ago. What can I do for the pelvic pain at home between now and my appt?

Lupron (leuprolide) injection 10/29 for endometriosis, follow up appt to start process for me to have a total hysterectomy. Started to have pelvic pain a couple of days ago. What can I do for the pelvic pain at home between now and my appt?

Aleve (naproxen): You can use aleve (naproxen) 2 2x per day if appliicable for pain control, and if necessary start back on an ocp; iot depends on if it was the trhree month shot, if so it should still be working and may be yoiur bladder. ...Read more

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I am in the process of preparing for a total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. I have already had 2 laproscopic abdominal surgeries and have multiple adhesions in my abdomen. Can my hysterectomy still be laproscopic or would open be best? Appt on 1/17.

I am in the process of preparing for a total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. I have already had 2 laproscopic abdominal surgeries and have multiple adhesions in my abdomen. Can my hysterectomy still be laproscopic or would open be best? Appt on 1/17.

Depends: It would be best to have it done laparoscopically, however that depends in the amount of scar tissue present. You need to find the best minimally invasive gyn surgeon in your area and bring them the operative reports of your two surgeries. See what they recommend. ...Read more

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What's a hysterectomy?

What's a hysterectomy?

Uterus removal: Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix. Supracervical removal of the uterus. Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Preservation of normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65. If tubes & ovaries are removed bilateral salpingoophorectomy is term added to hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What is subtotal hysterectomy?

What is subtotal hysterectomy?

Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).The removal ovaries is a separate procedure (oophorectomy). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo (tubes)-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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Why do women have hysterectomy?

Why do women have hysterectomy?

Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail. ...Read more

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How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

Varies: The post operative pain after a hysterectomy varies from woman to woman, but is almost always well controlled with medications. The route of the hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, etc) will have an impact on the amount of pain - but again the pain medications work very well. ...Read more

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What's a single-port hysterectomy?

What's a single-port hysterectomy?

Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen. ...Read more

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When can I swim post hysterectomy?

When can I swim post hysterectomy?

2 weeks: If feeling well without problems postoperatively, swimming is ok as early as 2 weeks postop. ...Read more

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How much does a hysterectomy hurt?

It depends: Pain after a hysterectomy is related to the type of incision(s) as well as the underlying condition. A large abdominal incision will be more painful than minimally invasive surgery ("bandaid incisions"). However, pain after a hysterectomy should be manageable with medications ...Read more

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How common are hysterectomies now?

Second most common : Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery, ( c-section is #1), with approximately 600, 000 annually in the usa. Recent data suggest thevrate of hysterectomy maybe declining. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

Removal of uterus: This a surgical procedure under general anesthesia to remove the uterus. It can be done open, vaginally, laparoscopically, or with robotic assistance. It's usually done for bleeding abnormalities due to tumors or cancer, for prolapse, pain, or other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can u gain wt after a hysterectomy?

Can u gain wt after a hysterectomy?

Unrelated: A hysterectomy removes the uterus (womb), which should not have any effect on appetite or metabolism. If ovaries were also removed in a pre-menopausal woman (salpingo-oopharectomy), many hormonal changes can affect appetite and metabolism. Talk to your surgeon to understand exactly what was & wasn't removed, and what long-term effects to expect, and how best to deal with them. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy what is recovery time?

6 weeks: It can take 6 weeks for you to be back up to speed after a hysterectomy, although many patients are doing well after 2 weeks. It is important to move, but to not over do. Avoid lifting. Eat a nutritious well balanced diet and drink lots of water. If you have any problems, get in to see your surgeon. Take care! ...Read more

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Can I get a hysterectomy at age 28?

Can I get a hysterectomy at age 28?

Surgical indication: If there is a clear surgical indication for hysterectomy at age 28 (like a cervical cancer) a Gyn oncologic surgeon can and will discuss the pros and cons of hysterectomy with a patient and assist her in the difficult process to arrive at a "shared decision making" for hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hysterectomy?

Uterus removal: There are several types depending on your medical history and why you are having one. Sometimes the uterus alone is removes as in the case of fibroids. Sometimes the uterus and cervix is removed and sometimes the uterus tubes and ovaries are removed. The gynecologist will discuss all the options with you ...Read more

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Can anyone have have a hysterectomy? ?

Females: Only females… any surgery has risks, so a hysterectomy is only done for medical indications. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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