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Hysterectomy Surgery On Obese Women
If a post-menopausal woman has a strong sexual appetite prior to surgery, what would be the expected affect after a hysterectomy?
Can anybody tell me why a hysterectomy is a hard surgery for a woman to recover from. I've had many surgeries but this one is the worse one ever.
What type?: There are minimally invasive hysterectomies and traditional abdominal hysterectomies. I'm thinking that you likely had an abdominal hyst where they made an incision like a cesarean section? If so, as we age, surgery becomes harder to heal from, we don't bounce back as easily. If the surgery was for endometriosis, you could have issues with scar formation that cause pain. Lots of different poss. ...Read more
38 yo female, just had 4th surgery for endometriosis. What helps keep this away? Had complete hysterectomy leaving only my cervix.
Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. If surgery do I need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. Have adhesions from other surg?
Previous scarring: Previous surgical scar tissue (adhesions) make this a more complicated question to answer because the subject ovary may be "stuck" to other tissues like bowel, pelvic sidewall or bladder. If you don't want to return to surgery after this operation you might give consideration to hysterectomy with ovarian removal. You will need a very competent surgeon to undertake this operation- interview wisely ...Read more
Is it likely a post menopausal woman will have hair loss after a robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy. Surgery time was 1 hour.
I'm a little confuse about hysterectomy? Isn't it a surgery done on the uterus so women can't get pregnant, right?
Post menopausal woman will have laparoscopic hysterectomy. Is there a way to avoid hair loss caused by trauma of surgery or anesthesia?
Depends what type: An open hyster takes the longest to recover with 8 weeks of disability, 1-3 days before you walk comfortably, & 6 weeks before you can resume full activities. Usually meds are given for the first week and then tapered off. Vaginal, total laparoscopic, lsc assisted, & robotic all have quicker recoveries, prob in reverse order. It depends on the complexity of the surgery & skill level of surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: I depends on how the surgery was done. If you had a large incision on your abdomen then you should not be lifting more than 10-15 pounds for several weeks. If you had it done through the vagina or laparoscopically (small incisions) you don't have to worry about lifting restrictions. I also suggest that nothing go in the vagina for 6 weeks. Talk to your doctor about the specific details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See details: After you have recovered completely, you should be able to wear one. ...Read more
No.: You don't say what kind of polyps. If polyps grow in the uterus, and the uterus is removed, they shouldn't grow back. ...Read more
Can endrometrios come back after having a full hysterectomy? I had severe endrometrios before surgery.
Yes: If your endometriosis was limited to the uterus, tubes and ovaries (which are removed with a "full" hysterectomy, then cure is possible; however, endometriosis can occur on the bowel, bladder and other intra-abdominal organs. If there is endometriosis still present after hysterectomy, you may suffer ongoing symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on medicaid, am I going to be drug tested at my pre op appointment tomorrow (surgery is may 5) for a hysterectomy?
Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?
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
Yes: Hysterectomy, regardless of route, is considered a major surgery. Howver, robotic hysterectomy is less invasive than open abdominal hysterectomy with quicker recovery and less pain. So there are definite advantages for robotic or laparoscopic surgery when compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Fortunately, abdominal hysterectomy is not needed very often today. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: Vaginal hysterectomies take about 1/2 an hour. Laparoscopic hysterectomies typically last about an hour and a 1/2. If there is any distortion in the anatomy like scar tissue it can take much longer. ...Read more