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Doctor insights on: If You Have A Hysterectomy Can You Go Through Menopause

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more


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Do you necessarily have to go through chemotherapy if you have vaginal cancer?

Do you necessarily have to go through chemotherapy if you have vaginal cancer?

No, depends.: You should be seeing a gyn-oncologist, but it depends on the severity and size of the vaginal cancer. Typically, radiation may be necessary, again it depends on the severity and size as determined by initial surgery for removal and staging of the cancer. ...Read more

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If you have pain from uterine fibroids, can you make it go away with medication?

If you have pain from uterine fibroids, can you make it go away with medication?

Sometimes: You can take ibuprofen or naproxen as needed to ease the pain. sometimes doctors recommend birth control pills or other hormones to help it, too. ...Read more

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If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

Yes you can: Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but not always. Ovarian cancer can also arise from the epithelial lining of the peritoneum(sometimes called primary peritoneal carcinoma) which behaves just like ovarian cancer and is treated the same way as primary ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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If you think you might be going through decidual bleeding, how long after you quit bleeding would i be able to test?

If you think you might be going through decidual bleeding, how long after you quit bleeding would i be able to test?

No testing: Unfortunately with Decidual bleeding there are no tests that you can do to predict whether or not this will affect the health of your pregnancy ultimately. make sure you continue to get Routine pregnancy care ...Read more

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How long do you have the bleeding if you have endometrical cancer in menopause?

How long do you have the bleeding if you have endometrical cancer in menopause?

May not bleed: Endometrial cancer cancer in early curable stages may not have any symptoms may not bleed , that is the reason to have regular gyn exams, and aiming for cure, by the time bleeding appear it may be advanced stage. ...Read more

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If you get referred to a gynecologist for pcos at age 17 could you deny to having a pelvic exam if you do not want to?

If you get referred to a gynecologist for pcos at age 17 could you deny to having a pelvic exam if you do not want to?

Yes: No one can force you to have pelvic exam done against your will. If you've never had sex, it may be of limited value anyway. If you've been sexually active, it will help rule out infections, cervical abnormalities on pap smear, etc. ...Read more

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How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer if you are in menopause?

How often do you bleed if you have endometrical cancer if you are in menopause?

May not bleed: Endometrial cancer cancer in early curable stages may not have any symptoms may not bleed , that is the reason to have regular gyn exams with smple pap smear, and aiming for cure, by the time bleeding appear it may be advanced stage. ...Read more

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Can you still have sex if you have a slight vaginal prolapse and will you still be able to if you have surgical correction?

Can you still have sex if you have a slight vaginal prolapse and will you still be able to if you have surgical correction?

Yes: Prolapse has been shown not to affect sexual function as much as one might think. After healing from surgical repair , usually 6 to 8 weeks, sexual activities may resume. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a thick hymen without having to go to the doctor?

How do you know if you have a thick hymen without having to go to the doctor?

Well: If you have insertional pain with intercourse than that may be it, if the diameter of the entrance is real small and you feel it, may be it. The best answer is sexual dysfunction; that's what brings most people in. ...Read more

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If you are impotent will you get to have a child through icsi?

If you are impotent will you get to have a child through icsi?

Yes, possible: Impotence refers to the inability to have functional erections but you should have sperm. We have several methods to obtain the sperm which can be used for icsi. You should get evaluated for impotence in case treatment works, then icsi not needed. Further, better sex-life. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you had endometrial hyperplasia (untreated), can you get pregnant easily? If you did get pregnant, would you have a lot of bleeding in pregnancy?

If you had endometrial hyperplasia (untreated), can you get pregnant easily? If you did get pregnant, would you have a lot of bleeding in pregnancy?

Treat it: Endometrial hyperplasia will generally not affect your ability to conceive, but it is a risk for developing endometrial cancer. if you have it documented, it should be treated; most cases are treated with medicines not surgery. Good wishes.. ...Read more

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Can you have oral sex after having a vaginal fibroid removed, if yes how long do you have to wait?

Can you have oral sex after having a vaginal fibroid removed, if yes how long do you have to wait?

It can be done: at any time, as oral techniques do not depend on other parts of the anatomy. If your question is how long do you have to wait until you can have vaginal sex, the answer is as long as it takes for you to feel ready. Your body will tell you when you think it's safe. Typically, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the woman to feel refreshed and painless enough to engage in vaginal activity again. ...Read more

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How at along do you have to be until you can't get an abortion?

How at along  do you have to be until you can't get an abortion?

Try not to have one: Talk to your parents or a loved one before you take that baby out. Consider having the baby for adoption in the future. God bless you friend! ...Read more

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Do you still need to see a gynecologist if you have had a partial hysterectomy with one remaining ovary?

Do you still need to see a gynecologist if you have had a partial hysterectomy with one remaining ovary?

Yes: A pelvic (bimanual) exam can elicit problems such as cysts or cancer with the remaining ovary as a first line of defense for the overall betterment of your gyn health. Moreover, a breast exam can also be done as you are approaching the age of 40 for required yearly mammography. ...Read more

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How can you know if you have a 'heavy flow' during periods?

How can you know if you have a 'heavy flow' during periods?

By symptoms: Average amount of blood loss during a single menstrual period is 35 ml. If you are passing clots, it is likely that your blood loss is excessive. If it lasts long or forcing you to change more often than 3 times a day may be indicative of excess blood loss. Also, anemia or fatigue may be caused by heavy blood loss. ...Read more

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Can you still get uterine fibroids if you get a hysterectomy, even if they occur outside the uterus?

Can you still get uterine fibroids if you get a hysterectomy, even if they occur outside the uterus?

NO: Fibroids are a growth of the muscular wall of the uterus. Once the uterus is gone they can no longer form. The exception is if the cervix was left in place, and then occasionally a fibroid can growth from the cervix. The ovary can occasionally grow a solid growth called a fibroma, but this is not the same as a uterine fibroid. ...Read more

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If you thought you had a vaginal infection, how can you find out for sure?

If you thought you had a vaginal infection, how can you find out for sure?

See a Clinician: The only way to be tested and diagnosed with the type of vaginal infection is to see a clinician. If a normal vaginal discharge and no irritation, itching or foul odor are present, a vaginal infection is less likely. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more