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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.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Hysterectomy (young age) experiencing rapid hair loss, lethargy, dr waited 3 months before estrogen replacement, still not regulated don't 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.

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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! I'm 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! I'm 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.

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What's a hysterectomy?

What's a hysterectomy?

Uterus removal: Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix. Supracervical removal of the uterus. Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Preservation of normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65. If tubes & ovaries are removed bilateral salpingoophorectomy is term added to hysterectomy.

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What is subtotal hysterectomy?

Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus (body of the uterus as well as the cervix).The removal ovaries is a separate procedure (oophorectomy). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo (tubes)-oophorectomy.

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Why do women have hysterectomy?

Why do women have hysterectomy?

Many reasons: A hysterectomy is needed for cancer of the uterus, ovary, or cervix. It is an important option for 1) large fibroids or ones causing heavy bleeding or pain, 2) endometriosis, especially if causing pain or ovarian cysts, 3) adenomyosis especially if causing pain or heavy bleeding, 4) prolapse of the uterus, or 5) treatment of pain and bleeding when conservative measures fail.

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How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

How much do a hysterectomy hurt?

Varies: The post operative pain after a hysterectomy varies from woman to woman, but is almost always well controlled with medications. The route of the hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, etc) will have an impact on the amount of pain - but again the pain medications work very well.

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What's a single-port hysterectomy?

What's a single-port hysterectomy?

Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen.

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When can I swim post hysterectomy?

When can I swim post hysterectomy?

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

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How much does a hysterectomy hurt?

It depends: Pain after a hysterectomy is related to the type of incision (s) as well as the underlying condition. A large abdominal incision will be more painful than minimally invasive surgery ("bandaid incisions"). However, pain after a hysterectomy should be manageable with medications

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How common are hysterectomies now?

Second most common: Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery, (c-section is #1), with approximately 600, 000 annually in the usa. Recent data suggest thevrate of hysterectomy maybe declining.

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Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

Removal of uterus: This a surgical procedure under general anesthesia to remove the uterus. It can be done open, vaginally, laparoscopically, or with robotic assistance. It's usually done for bleeding abnormalities due to tumors or cancer, for prolapse, pain, or other abnormalities.

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Can u gain wt after a hysterectomy?

Can u gain wt after a hysterectomy?

Unrelated: A hysterectomy removes the uterus (womb), which should not have any effect on appetite or metabolism. If ovaries were also removed in a pre-menopausal woman (salpingo-oopharectomy), many hormonal changes can affect appetite and metabolism. Talk to your surgeon to understand exactly what was & wasn't removed, and what long-term effects to expect, and how best to deal with them.

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