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My old incision from over 20 years a hysterectomy suddenly turns black and blue. Why?

My old incision from over 20 years a hysterectomy suddenly turns black and blue. Why?

Should get checked: Given the time period, assuming it hasn't been a problem before it is unlikely the surgery has anything to do with the discoloration/bruising now. You should get it checked out with a physician (doesn't have to be OBGyn) to look for causes of random/easy bruising Read more

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Can u tell me why my right side and incision site hurt when I work 3 months out of a hysterectomy?

Can u tell me why my right side and incision site hurt when I work 3 months out of a hysterectomy?

Unsure: Depending on how your surgery was done, you could expect to have some pain for up to 4 or 6 months. The only way to get a really good idea of the cause for your pain would be to have a exam. You could call the surgeon who did your surgery. Read more

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I just found a large, hard, painful nodule under one of my incisions. I am 9 days post davinci hysterectomy help?

Post op: Blood clots can occur in the skin surgery site after surgery. You must see the gyn surgeon or call the surgical nurse on call asap for an evaluation to be sure. Read more

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Never seen my Dr after hysterectomy and was discharged with my incision opening up. Post 5 days now. How do I care for it?

Never seen my Dr after hysterectomy and was discharged with my incision opening up. Post 5 days now. How do I care for it?

Contact surgeon: I would contact your surgeon and make arrangements for follow up. If the incision is opened up a lot then it may need to be packed with gauze for dressing changes. Read more

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It's 5 months after my hysterectomy and lately I get very cold on the incision and have regular pains that are uncomfortable. Is this normal?

Schedule a follow: 5 months after surgery the recovery has been completed a long time ago. Simply schedule a visit for evaluation of pain and have your incision evaluated. Read more

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Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

Hematoma post hysterectomy incision?

What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. Read more

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How can I tell if my hysterectomy incision is infected?

How can I tell if my hysterectomy incision is infected?

Infection: If the incision is red (especially redness extending out from the incision) swollen, or draining I would suspect infection. Of course elevated temperature and increasing pain are also worrisome signs. Read more

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Is it normal to develop seroma at the incision site after a surgical hysterectomy?

Is it normal to develop seroma at the incision site after a surgical hysterectomy?

Common: That is not uncommon and may resolve on is own. Sometimes the seroma will open and drain on it's own, sometimes they must be opened and drained. It may be inconvenient but is not considered to be a severe complication. Read more

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I know the incision site has healed. But how long does it take for muscles to heal after a hysterectomy cause I still feel pain every so often.

I know the incision site has healed. But how long does it take for muscles to heal after a hysterectomy cause I still feel pain every so often.

Never the same again: Often a significant wound takes about 4-6 wks to heal, but it will never be the same. Once cut/injured, you will have a scar at the site and this remains and may bother you on/off for life. Some get adhesions and this can cause pain intermittently. Once healed, gentle stretching of the scar area to maintain its elasticity can help with contracture and thus reduce pain. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more

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How do you get rid of bulge over hysterectomy incision?

Time: In time incisions do fade and looks ok. If the bulge is large, cosmetic surgery will be needed. Read more

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Will a partial hysterectomy done robotically be less painful than wirh abdominal incision?

Will a partial hysterectomy done robotically be less painful than wirh abdominal incision?

Yes: The benefit of laparoscopic surgery is a quicker and easier recovery with less pain. The da vinci robot allows even complicated surgeries to be completed laparoscopically avoiding the additional trauma and inherent pain of an open abdominal incision. Read more

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11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain. Drs out if town? Infection?

11 days post hysterectomy. Green drainage and blood from incision. Pain. Drs out if town? Infection?

Yes: Green discharge is definitely not normal. You have an infection, you need the wound cleaned, cultured, and start you on antibiotics, your GYN must have somebody covering, if not go to the ER. Read more

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Just had a partial hysterectomy with the davinci. When trying to sit up can a person get a hernia were one of the incision iis? Hurts more.

Just had a partial hysterectomy with the davinci. When trying to sit up can a person get a hernia were one of the incision iis? Hurts more.

Yes: Yes, but pain at an incision site is normal. One site may hurtle than the others if that was the extraction site for the uterus, and they sdid extra suturing inside. A hernia is classically associated with a bump that you can push clack in to the abdomen. A hard bump you can't push in under the incision is normal for 6-8 weeks or so. Hope this helps. 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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When can I start rock climbing after an abdominal hysterectomy with vertical incision?

Depends: It would probably be safe to resume normal activities after 4 to 6 weeks. The usual instruction is that when you feel tugging, pulling, pain, or pressure you are doing too much and you should ease up. Read more

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4wks post abdominal hysterectomy with small amount of bloody cloudy fluid leaking from incision right side. Keep it clean and/or go to medicenter?

Culture needed: Either return to your surgeon or go to a medicenter to have a culture done of yourdrainage. You may have an infection that requires anti biotics. Read more

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