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I recently had a total hysterectomy. My stools are loose and black. Should I be worried?

I recently had a total hysterectomy. My stools are loose and black. Should I be worried?

Black stool: Are you taking iron pills? If you are anemic after surgery, your physician may prescribe iron pills for you. Taking iron pills will make your stool black. If you are not taking iron pills and your stool is black, you should tell your doctor. It may suggest that bleeding from your stomach or intestine. Livia wan, md. ...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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Had robotic hysterectomy 3 weeks ago now seeing a little bloodi n stool what do I do?

Had robotic hysterectomy 3 weeks ago now seeing a little bloodi n stool what do I do?

Blood in stool: Post operative complications. These regretfully do happen may be nothing but call your doctor. Your doctor can evaluate and most certainly will want to know. ...Read more

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My wife aged 43 yrs undergone hysterectomy op has developed passing stool with urine. MRI suspects VVF. Is is possible in vvf to pass stool with urine?

My wife aged 43 yrs undergone hysterectomy op has developed passing stool with urine. MRI suspects VVF. Is is possible in vvf to pass stool with urine?

Fistula: Vvf is a vesicovaginal fistula, which is a tract that connects the bladder (vesico) to the vagina. This type of fistula may allow urine to enter the vagina. A rectovaginal fistula may allow fecal matter to pass into the vagina. Corrective surgery may be needed to stop the misdirection of feces and prevent infection ...Read more

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I had a stool softening suppository placed in my vagina by accident. Will it cause harm? I am having some bleeding. I've had a hysterectomy.

I had a stool softening suppository placed in my vagina by accident.  Will it cause harm? I am having some bleeding. I've had a hysterectomy.

Not harmful: It is not harmful to have the suppository in the vagina. I you have had an hysterectomy and are bleeding from the vagina this should be evaluated by a gynecologist. They need to determine the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy (cervix & uterus) 1 week ago. I haven't had a bowel movement. I'm on stool softners but don't have the urge to go. ?

I had a partial hysterectomy (cervix & uterus) 1 week ago.  I haven't had a bowel movement.  I'm on stool softners but don't have the urge to go. ?

Too long: Constipation is not uncommon after a surgery and with using pain medications that can slow the bowel down, but that is too long to wait for your bowels to move - you should call you doctor for instructions on what type of bowel stimulant to use. ...Read more

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I have cyst in ovaries also have partial hysterectomy.. I am in so much pain. Should i b worried?

I have cyst in ovaries also have partial hysterectomy.. I am in so much pain. Should i b worried?

Depends: If the pain is intolerable then you may need to go to the ER. Otherwise let your doctor know about your symptoms. Ovarian cysts may need to be removed surgically if they are causing pain. The best management depends on the size of the cyst as well as other characteristics including pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy on 12/13/16 due to endometriosis. I am now experiencing severe pain on my right side down into my thigh. Should i be worried?

I had a hysterectomy on 12/13/16 due to endometriosis. I am now experiencing severe pain on my right side down into my thigh. Should i be worried?

Yes: any severe pain deserves an explanation and especially after a surgery. While it is unlikely to be a blockage so soon, you could have a kidney stone or something entirely unrelated. Start by calling the doc who did the surgery, who may refer you to ER. ...Read more

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Had total hysterectomy 9 myths ago, suffering painful flashes ever since. Taking oestradiol but worried about long term effects. Any recommendations?

Check estradiol dose: If indeed both ovaries were removed and "flashes" and other vasomotor symptoms are very troublesome the benefits of taking estrogens like estradiol at this point (to improve your sense of wellbeing, sleep better, protect your bones) are quite likely to outweigh the risks. The dosage of your estradiol may be insufficient or the route of administration may have to be changed(oral, vaginal, dermal) ...Read more

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I am 42 years old and having a partial hysterectomy. Should I be worried?

I am 42 years old and having a partial hysterectomy. Should I be worried?

Why are you having?: Worrying probably won't help anything. Why are you having the partial hysterectomy? Do you have confidence in your doctor? Have you gotten a second opinion? Are you otherwise healthy? Your best bet is to have this conversation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a partial hysterectomy 5 years ago. I began having back and rlq pain. I had an us done and my right ovary is 5 cm. Should i be worried?

I had a partial hysterectomy 5 years ago. I  began having back and rlq pain. I had an us done and my right ovary is 5 cm. Should i be worried?

Depends: Depends on your age (if post menopausal it's more worrisome), cyst characteristics ( solid worse than fluid filled, complex worse than simple, etc..), etc... Talk to your gyn doc. Depending on us findings, age, etc... You and your doc should make a plan of care that you understand and are comfortable with. ...Read more

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Irregular bleeding excessive warmth followed by chills and stabbing pains after tubal, was not ablet o get hysterectomy. Should i be worried?

Possibly: If you recently had surgery and have fever and chills an stabbing pain then you need to be seen. Call your doctor or go to the hospital. If this is more of a chronic problem then see your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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I had a complete hysterectomy over 2 years ago and a week ago I started bleeding and cramping. The doctors say nothing is wrong. I'm worried.

I had a complete hysterectomy over 2 years ago and a week ago I started bleeding and cramping. The doctors say nothing is wrong. I'm worried.

Bleeding: Vaginal bleeding after a "complete" hysterectomy is abnormal. A cause should be sought for and found. If the cervix was left, bleeding could be from this. Or the bleeding could be due to infection/inflammation. Perhaps it is bladder or rectal bleeding. A cause must be found. ...Read more

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44 years old...hysterectomy leaving one ovary 3 yrs ago. Blood test showed estrogen at 708.6 and progesterone at 0.5. I am worried something is wrong

44 years old...hysterectomy leaving one ovary 3 yrs ago. Blood test showed estrogen at 708.6 and progesterone at 0.5. I am worried something is  wrong

Normal levels: Just because you have no uterus only one ovary does not mean that you do not continue to cycle and to ovulate. These levels are normal a little before ovulation. The usefulness of checking these levels in the first place is questionable. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago and have gone on the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch. My hair has thinned considerably. What do I need to do? Worried...

I had a hysterectomy 2 yrs ago and have gone on the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch.   My hair has thinned considerably.   What do I need to do? Worried...

Worried: Yes you should be concerned but you must discuss this with your Gynecologist. The Gynecologist will take careful information from you, examiner you clearly and make decisions for your ongoing health. You may need to see a different specialist to care for your hair loss. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy on the 21 of July I started bleeding very bright red with small blood clots should I be worried ?

I had a laparoscopic hysterectomy on the 21 of July I started bleeding very bright red with small blood clots should I be worried ?

Perhaps: Please have this evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a sign of infection, disruption of the vaginal cuff, or something as simple as postoperative granulation tissue, which is common and easy to treat. See your doctor! ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a hysterectomy on Friday. I am worried about the effects of the changing hormones and what that can do to my bipolar?

I am scheduled for a hysterectomy on Friday.  I am worried about the effects of  the changing hormones and what that can do to my bipolar?

Weight gain: Bipolar meds can be adjusted. Hot flashes and weight gain are usually a bigger issue early on. You'll need to dial in some replacement estrogen more than likely. Work with the Gyn doctor closely . ...Read more

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