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What do you advise if I'm too young to have a hysterectomy?

What do you advise if I'm too young to have a hysterectomy?

Unsure: There is no age that would be too young for a hysterectomy, depending on the indication for the hysterectomy. while 40 is still young, it is not too young for a hysterectomy if you have appropriate indications for surgery - see your doctor or get a second opinion if you already have seen your doctor and that was what you were told. ...Read more

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


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I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

I think i'm too young to have a hysterectomy, but I have heavy bleeding and fibroids. What is the difference between a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy and a robotic hysterectomy?

Pregnancy?: This presentation is common in women with fibroids. Future pregnancy is a consideration which may lead to a recommendation for myomectomy where the fibroids are removed leaving the uterus intact. If pregnancy is not desired, the options include medical therapy, myomectomy or for definitive treatment, hysterectomy where the uterus is removed. Robotc surgery offers shorter recovery, less blood loss. ...Read more

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How does having a hysterectomy when young affect sex desire?

How does having a hysterectomy when young affect sex desire?

It doesn't: If you have a healthy sex drive before a hysterectomy, you should have a healthy sex drive afterwards. For some women it is even better, knowing they will not have pain due to endometriosis or fibroids, and they can't accidentally get pregnant. If, however, the ovaries are removed, changes in hormones including decreased testosterone can occur with possible decreased sex drive. ...Read more

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How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

How young is too young for a hysterectomy with oophorectomy?

It depends.: Once you have had your children, you can theoretically have a hysterectomy. However, most patients will wait until they have symptoms, and the younger you are, the more sever your symptoms would have to be to warrant major abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

Young and have the option to get a hysterectomy to get rid of hassles from bleeding. Thoughts?

How young?: An ablation is probably a better answer, can be done in the office, back to work in 24-48 hours. No major organs removed and low risk profile. If you have a hysterectomy you should see someone that does them vaginally or at least laparoscopic. ...Read more

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Daughter had to have a hysterectomy at a very young age. She also had poly-cystic ovaries. Would birth control be worth looking in to?

Daughter had to have a hysterectomy at a very young age. She also had poly-cystic ovaries. Would birth control be worth looking in to?

Usually: The first line treatment for pcos is usually the birth control pill which works well to regulate the cycle for most women with pcos. If ocp's do not regulate the cycle, then among other options, a hysterectomy may be a reasonable treatment consideration. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (young age) experiencing rapid hair loss, lethargy, dr waited 3 months before estrogen replacement, still not regulated dont feel normal?

Hysterectomy (young age) experiencing rapid hair loss, lethargy, dr waited 3 months before estrogen replacement, still not regulated dont feel normal?

Keep trying Rx: Keep working with your MD to find the right type of estrogen replacement (ERT)for you and your body. ERT comes in many "flavors" from pills to vaginal products and implants. It might be up to 6 months for your hair loss to stop once you are on the right dosages of estrogen. Have your MD also check your thyroid gland function as well as low thyroid will also cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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I gained20lbs ovr nite!(not litteraly)but it happen fast! I must loose it asap! I look pregnani, &i'm not! ihad a hysterectomy 5yrs ago. Help! im 41.?

I gained20lbs ovr nite!(not litteraly)but it happen fast! I must loose it asap! I look pregnani, &i'm not! ihad a hysterectomy 5yrs ago. Help! im 41.?

WEIGHT GAIN FAST: Fast weight gain usually means you are retaining fluid(water).And it has to have a reason.You need to cosult your doctor who will examine you and if indicated order tests to find the cause.There may be a problem with your liver, kidneys, heart .This is if you have really gained weight very rapidly. ...Read more

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