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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.
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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 recently had a total hysterectomy, is it normal for it to hurt when there are gas movement in the stomach? Plus frequent bowel movement after eating

I recently had a total hysterectomy, is it normal for it to hurt when there are gas movement in the stomach? Plus frequent bowel movement after eating

Wuts Wif yer Guts?: I'll assume they opened you up and didn't remove the uterus through the vagina. But in either case, just more if they opened you up, you've had a major assault to your innerds. They're probably very sensitive right now, and hyper and you'll be experiencing all kinds of weird feelings in there for a while (like a few months!).Don't worry too much unless the pain gets severe and persists-with vomiting ...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?

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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Had a total hysterectomy with BLO 2 months ago. Recently noticed discoloration of armpits and has been feeling super hungry especially at night.?

Had a total hysterectomy with BLO 2 months ago. Recently noticed discoloration of armpits and has been feeling super hungry especially at night.?

Doctor evaluation: Have your doctor examine the skin discoloration. They can determine if any testing or further evaluation is needed. If you had both ovaries removed you may be experiencing some hormonal fluctuations. You can discuss treatment options with your doctor ...Read more

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My mom had a total hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy 2 months ago. She has recently noticed discoloration of her armpits (dark skin under both?

My mom had a total hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy 2 months ago. She has recently noticed discoloration of her armpits (dark skin under both?

Several Causes: There are several potential conditions causing your mom's hyperpigmentation in her axillary region (armpits):
Melasma - especially if she was started on estrogen therapy.
Acanthuses nigricans - due to hyperinsulinemia
Tinea Crura - Fungal infection
Erythasma - Bacterial Skin Infection
Systemic conditions - Addisons, Hemochormatosis
Drug reaction
I would need more information to determine cause. ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 44. I have noticed recently that my right breast gets sore. My last mammo was about 1 month ago. Cause?

I had a total hysterectomy at the age of 44. I have noticed recently that my right breast gets sore. My last mammo was about 1 month ago. Cause?

Hormonal changes: Breast pain is often due to fibrocystic changes in the breasts. This can be stimulated by caffeine or other dietary causes or a change in hormones. If you still have your ovaries, you may still be cycling even though your uterus is gone. Continue to get your mammogram once a year. ...Read more

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Sharp pain after khole s-total hysterectomy 1 week post op...near incision lower mid One. Not constant but double ova a times, have been ok till now?

Prob ok: With that type of hyster you have a deep layer stitch just under the belly button to prevent you getting a hernia. this can cause some irritation until it dissolves, and some blood seeped into the surrounding tissue causes irritation. It will dissolve. Be gentle in your activity. You can use a low setting heating pad alternating with some ice if it bothers you, or just some motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Is it true that women gain weight after a total hysterectomy?

Weight gain: Some do some don't. If we can chat I can give YOU a better prediction after talking. ...Read more

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How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

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

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Left side pain after total hysterectomy. Is this normal?

Hard to say: Left sided pain can be from many different causes. In that location is the lower bowel that can be a source of pain no matter if there was a hysterectomy or not. Also ovarian issues, musculoskeletal, nerve issues and scar tissue can all cause pain there. Having a thorough evaluation by a gynecologist will help determine cause and best options for relief. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does a total hysterectomy surgery last?

Approximately how long does a total hysterectomy surgery last?

45 min to 2 hours: Of course, there are too many variables to answer accurately, and the patient shouldn't worry because they will be asleep the whole time! The time depends on the type of hysterectomy (abdominal, laparoscopic, or robotic), the size of the uterus, and any scarring or adhesions in the abdomen (often not know until the procedure is started). ...Read more

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Is it normal to have spotting after a total hysterectomy years ago?

No: It is not normal to have spotting after a hysterectomy if your cervix was removed. Please seek evaluation by a provider. ...Read more

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Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Open: Most open abdominal hysterectomies require only minimal trendelenberg ...Read more

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Had total hysterectomy. Looking for advice re menopause after it. Give me some advice?

Had total hysterectomy. Looking for advice re menopause after it. Give me some advice?

Depends on age...: ...Among other things. If you were premenopausal at surgery, you might benefit from hrt. If older, have a discussion about risks/benefits with you gyn. ...Read more

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I have no reproductive system does that mean I had a total hysterectomy or a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy: A total hysterectomy and hysterectomy are the same. A supracervical hysterectomy means the cervix was left behind. ...Read more

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Will PMS go away after total hysterectomy?

Will PMS go away after total hysterectomy?

Ovarian hormones: No because these are not caused by the uterus. They are caused by the changing body ovarian hormonal level. ...Read more

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What effect does a total hysterectomy have on sexual function?

What effect does a total hysterectomy have on sexual function?

Hysterectomy: Hysterectomy, if ovaries are left in, has no effect on sexual function. If ovaries are removed bio identical hormone replacement therapy ca restore it if not contraindicated. ...Read more

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How long after total hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

How long after total hysterectomy did you notice the hormones change?

Depends: Technically, the term 'total hysterectomy' refers to removing the uterus and cervix only. However, if a woman has also had her tubes and ovaries removed, 'bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy', she could notice a change almost immediately if she is premenopausal, or not at all if she is menopausal. ...Read more

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Can polyps spread after a total hysterectomy surgery and should I be tested?

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

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I had a total hysterectomy in 2010. Why would my doc want me to come in for an exam every two years?

I had a total hysterectomy in 2010. Why would my doc want me to come in for an exam every two years?

Preventive health: Your doctor want to perform preventive health care and maintenance of health. ...Read more

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How soon can I have a clitoral orgasm after total hysterectomy?

As tolerated: Studies show it should be safe to have a clitoral orgasm after TAH and clitoral stimulation/sensation/orgasm not affected as much by hysterectomy as vaginal sensation may be. Vaginal penetration should be avoided until your surgeon tells you it is okay, usually after your postoperative check a few weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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