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Hysterectomy Surgery On Obese Women
What is the age range of women who have laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh) performed?
Could be any age: The nice thing about an lavh is that it can usually be performed on anyone requiring a hysterectomy - regardless of age. I have performed lavh on women up to 94 years of age. There would not be a minimum age - most women are going to recover more quickly and easily from an lavh than from an abdominal hysterectomy. One great benefit is the lower complication rate compared to abdominal or vaginal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
27 yrs old unmarried.Recently, laparoscopic surgery done (removing large 8cm uterus fibroid).After surgery, how many days bleeding goes on?
Bleeding(answer 1): First of all and probably most important is where exactly is the bleeding at? Next is for how long has the bleeding been taking place? Then, how much bleeding is there? If it is at the skin incisions, for just a day, and just spots of blood on your dressing, then I wouldn't worry too much. Just keep your routine follow up appointment. If it is from your vagina or skin incision, for just a day or ...Read more
Can robotic hysterectomy be safe for precancerous conditions of the uterus and ovaries in morbid obese patients?
Robotic total lap hyst with bil ovaries & Fallopian tubes & cervix removed.how long after surgery can I start restricting calories to lose Weight?
Recovery activities: The recovery period for your surgery is typically 2-4 weeks. Discuss with your doctor regarding your post operative activities allowed. ...Read more
How to evaluate when menopause happens in women who undergo total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy?
No: There have been many studies that have compared tamoxifen to placebo, demonstrating it's effectiveness treating breast cancer; none of these studies, to my knowledge, ever showed any difference between tamoxifen and placebo regarding weight gain. Nevertheless, as many as 10% of women on tamoxifen do report weight gain. This may be due to post-chemotherapy effects or menopause, as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had radical hysterectomy w/ bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at 27 yrs old, due to aggressive cancer. On long-term HRT to put off menopause. Risks?
No. I would: Look to other causes of abnormal weight loss, especially if you lost a large amount of weight. Consult a doctor if it is persistent. ...Read more
Weight loss: Age is not the issue. It is your weight, your medical history, your meds, etc. It is only after the baratric surgeon has done a thorough job can he/she decide if you are a candidate or not. Then you must decide yes or no. ...Read more
Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids removal for pregnancy. Does it improve fertility after removal of small or large uterine fiborids? in all women.
Depends on location: if the fibroids is significantly distorting the endometrial cavity, it will be of benefit (assuming all other factors are normal). Fibroids outside of the endometrial cavity or that are pedunculated, may not reduce your chances of getting pregnant and may not be neccessary to remove them. Speak to your GYN who can discuss this further with you . Best wishes ...Read more
Very possible: Removing endometriomas can decrease the ovarian reserve and lower amh. The surgery can remove more ovarian tissue containing eggs than intended. We are much more cautious about surgery today. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are doctors against performing hysterectomies on mid-late 20s women? After 14+ years of periods. I can't imagine that pain every month until i'm 50
See doctor: Your periods should be tolerable. If b=not see your gynecologist - there are many good treatment options to help with problematic periods. It may be that a simple medication will solve your problems, but it may be that a hysterectomy is the best treatment. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it likely a post menopausal woman will have hair loss after a robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy. Surgery time was 1 hour.
Total hysterectomy at 32 for bilateral dermoid cysts. On estradiol HRT. Told its safe and no breast cancer risk with estrogen only? Is this true?
I would agree: Your surgeon ie breast surgeon ,if you had one may not agree.I would say that at this point in your life the benefits outweigh the risks,especially if you don't have a breAst cancer history in your family.The problem with having surgical menopause at such a young age , is genitourinary atrophy and bone loss.It also affects libido ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PCOS, Endometriosis, Heavy Cycles, 33yo, tubal ligation 3 yrs ago. Would an endometrial ablation lessen my symptoms/cancer risks?
Maybe not: Endometrial cancer can be obscured by endometrial ablations if it is not ruled out prior to the procedure by biopsy. Many women continue to have bleeding post endometrial ablation procedures, and the most likely conclusive treatment is hysterectomy if you no longer desire children. ...Read more
I'm 45..No children, peri-menopausal, no period in 3 months, fibroids biggest 8 cm. Can I insist on not having a hysterectomy?
Of course, you can: Since most fibroids are benign muscle tumors which can remain asymptomatic and unchanged till the menopause when they tend to shrink, you should indeed "Insist" on obtaining a clear description of your risks, benefits, alternatives etc. and on the medical-gynecological indications for a hysterectomy in order to make an informed decision that you feel comfortable with (surgery as your last resort.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a fibroid myomectomy robot asst in May. Complications, drain insert now have small hernia on ovary. Will that affect pregnancy. 4 days late for pd?
I'm going in for surgery to have uterus/ cervix removed, ovaries gone already. Will i gain weight afterwards.
Only if ...: ...You take in more calories than you burn up. ...Read more
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