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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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How is it possible to have a placenta accreta and not be pregnant, my results ended with an hysterectomy. I can't find any information.

How is it possible to have a placenta accreta and not be pregnant, my results ended with an hysterectomy. I can't find any information.

Placenta accreta: Placenta accrete is where the cotyledons(feet) of the placenta are embedded in the musculature of the uterus and will not separate after birth without massive bleeding. Obviously, pregnancy is a prerequisite for the diagnosis. Hysterectomy can result from attempts at manual removal followed by the aforementioned massive bleeding. ...Read more

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When can I swim post hysterectomy?

2 weeks: If feeling well without problems postoperatively, swimming is ok as early as 2 weeks postop. ...Read more

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I want a hysterectomy how do I get one?

I want a hysterectomy how do I get one?

At UR age?: What for? This sounds not the brightest idea coming from i assume a healthy young person. If there would be a major medical problem the obgyn would have offer a solution by I do not detect. Hysterectomy has very severe consequences and i hope nobody in a right mind would offer his/her services. Consult a shrink.... ...Read more

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After 6 weeks of hysterectomy, can I swim?

Ask: Ask your surgeon - he or she has post-op guidelines for you depending on several factors - just ask. ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for a hysterectomy?

See doctor: There is a very wide range of indications for any surgery including a hysterectomy. I could not give you a definitive answer here - but if you are having gynecologic problems, your doctor will be able to answer your question very easily. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to have a hysterectomy ?

Various reasons: There are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How old do I have to be to get a hysterectomy?

Depends: Technically hysterectomy can be performed at any age. But hysterectomy is not usually done electively. Hysterectomy is a major surgery that is reserved for specific conditions. ...Read more

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Can i swim 3 weeks after a robotic hysterectomy?

Can i swim 3 weeks after a robotic hysterectomy?

If no raw areas: If there are no external wounds that are raw, you may swim. Increase your activity gradually, as you will not be in as good a shape as you were before surgery. It is good that you are getting back to your exercise. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

What should I expect during and after hysterectomy?

That depends: It depends on what type of hysterectomy you are having, meaning open, vs laparoscopic, vs robotic, vs vaginal and what the reason for the hysterectomy is. Also whether the ovaries are being removed at the same time. You will have some pain after that will be treated with pain meds. I have my patients chew gum ( sugarless) after, as this has been shown to help bowels return to normal faster. ...Read more