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After having a hysterectomy a few months ago I have a lot of gas is this normal if so what can I use to stop it and how long will I have gas?

After having a hysterectomy a few months ago I have a lot of gas is this normal if so what can I use to stop it and how long will I have gas?

Not common: To my knowledge, and I'm not a gyn surgeon, gassiness is not common after a hysterectomy. I would look for any changes in your diet that might have occurred at the same time, or an increase in gum chewing which can in turn lead to more air swallowing. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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Wich type of anastesia is used during a hysterectomy and did they use this type yrs ago?

Wich type of anastesia is used during a hysterectomy and did they use this type yrs ago?

Various types: General anesthesia is commonly used, but spinal and epidural anesthesia can be used also. There are some newer drugs, but the anesthetic techniques have not changed a lot in the past decade or so. ...Read more

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With avaginal hysterectomy is there a greater chance of a prolapse then there is in the use of mesh?

With avaginal hysterectomy is there a greater chance of a prolapse then there is in the use of mesh?

No: The risk of prolapse is not increased by using mesh. But the prolapse risk is not decreased by using mesh either. The risk for complications associated with the mesh can be quite high. Very few women benefit from the use of mesh to augment pelvic support procedures. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy at age 27, I am now 34 and really struggle with losing weight. Any tips I can use to help me lose the weight and keep it off?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Is there something that can help libido s/p hysterectomy? Use to enjoy now not at all! Help?

Usually not: Unfortunately, there is not really a libido enhancer for women. Interesting fact though...Most women surveyed after their tah/bso that they had better sex! go figure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of gas do they use during a hysterectomy?

Can you tell me what kind of gas do they use during a hysterectomy?

Carbon dioxide: During a hysterectomy your abdomen is filled with co2 gas to provide an open space to perform the surgery. Various gases are also used as anesthetics also. ...Read more

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After a robotic hysterectomy surgery can you use a waist training corset?

See details: After you have recovered completely, you should be able to wear one. ...Read more

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What procedures are available for hysterectomies that do not use morcellation devices?

Others: Vaginal, abdominal and laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Depends on the size of the uterus ...Read more

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Are there minimally invasive procedures for hysterectomies that do not use morcellation devices?

Yes, depends on doc!: Morcellation is only needed if a uterus is larger than a certain size. Usually the uterus can be removed INTACT using laparoscopic or vaginal techniques through a temporary opening in the vagina. If your surgeon is sufficiently skilled, this can be done WITHOUT a hospital stay! A subtotal hysterectomy (where the cervix is left in) DOES require morcellation. There is no advantage to this. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 42 I have had a total hysterectomy what are foods I can use for hormonal replacement & how does it affect?

What to do if I'm 42 I have had a total hysterectomy what are foods I can use for hormonal replacement & how does it affect?

No effective options: You could get some estrogen from dietary sources. Yams are know to contain estrogen similar to what is contained in prescription medications. However, a woman would need to consume 24 pounds of yams each day to just to get the lowest effective dose of estrogen usually prescribed for menopausal women. There are no reliable and safe non presciption forms of estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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What mediations do doctors use for general anesthesia for a hysterectomy?

What mediations do doctors use for general anesthesia for a hysterectomy?

Gas and iV meds: There are many different medications and underlying health issues to consider. Commonly a volatile anesthetic plus some IV pain medications will be used. ...Read more

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I have had a total hysterectomy with both ovaries taken out I'm having light vaginal bleeding is it ok to use tampons?

I have had a total hysterectomy with both ovaries taken out I'm having light vaginal bleeding is it ok to use tampons?

Get to the Doctor: Do not go to the er, but go see your gynecologist. Bleeding is not normal when you do not have ovaries or a uterus. ...Read more

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Why should I use support hose (doctor said so) after a hysterectomy?

You should: Major abdominal surgeries like hystrectomy, specially complicated ones can reduce your mobility and put you at a risk of clots in your legs that can be rarely become life threatening. We regularly use compression stockings while patients are in the hospital to prevent this. This is why your doctor wants you to use compression stocking till you are fully mobile and back to normal. ...Read more

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I've had 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I have adhesions. When I have a colonoscopy they've had to use a pedi scope. This last time pedi scope wouldn't pass thru. So used endoscope. Need to worry?

I've had 2 c-sections and a hysterectomy. I have adhesions. When I have a colonoscopy they've had to use a pedi scope. This last time pedi scope wouldn't pass thru. So used endoscope. Need to worry?

No, but be aware: Those who have had abdominal surgery are at risk for adhesion formation. Adhesions can bind the intestines and colon. This can increase risk of abdominal pain and in some cases intestinal blockage. Be aware of any abdominal pain or change in bowel habits. Endoscopes are adequate to examine the colon as long as the cecum at the end of your colon can be seen. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use HRT after removal of mucinous cystadenoma and total hysterectomy?

Yes: Assuming you have no other medical issues preventing you from taking hormones. A mucinous cystadoma is a benign ovarian tumor and would not disqualify you from hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Is clitoral stimulation safe 3 weeks post op with hysterectomy? My main concern is, is it safe to use lubrication or saliva with oral sex.

Is clitoral stimulation safe 3 weeks post op with hysterectomy? My main concern is, is it safe to use lubrication or saliva with oral sex.

Yes: I would still ask your doctor his advice. Was it a total or supracervical hysterectomy. Is the vaginal cuff now completely closed? What advice did he give you when you left the hospital. ...Read more

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Had a tubal ligation and it was difficult because of all the scar tissue from trauma. They had to use a scope. How dangerous would a hysterectomy be?

Had a tubal ligation and it was difficult because of all the scar tissue from trauma. They had to use a scope. How dangerous would a hysterectomy be?

Hysterectomy: Every surgical procedure, including hysterectomy, must be evaluated in terms of risks and benefits. The determination must be made by you, your ob/gyn and your loved ones, on an individual basis.

Internal adhesions (scarring) adds some risk to the procedure; however, if you have uterine cancer, or severe bleeding, the real benefits will still very likely outweigh the potential risks. ...Read more

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I had an hysterectomy, and now have abdominal scar tissue. My stomach is huge. Can I work out to make it go down. Or use the body wraps.

I had an hysterectomy, and now have abdominal scar tissue. My stomach is huge. Can I work out to make it go down. Or use the body wraps.

Yes: Diet and exercise are the best ways to try to reduce the extra abdominal fat. Wraps are not very effective and will only give temporary results if any at all. ...Read more

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Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause​.

Advanced stage 4 endometriosis. 2015 treated by Hysterectomy + tubes/ovaries. How is recurrence Diagnosed? Currently use estrodiol 1mg for menopause​.

Estrogen: Endometriosis needs estrogens to make symptoms. If after stopping the Estradiol 1mg - which is a low dose and should not cause endometriosis to grow to begin with - symptoms what is thought to be endometriosis persists, that diagnosis needs to be challenged - it's unlikely to be endometriosis. ...Read more

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What are the primary health risks with the use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30 mg in a 40-year-old woman who has had a hysterectomy.

What are the primary health risks with the use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30 mg in a 40-year-old woman who has had a hysterectomy.

Stimulant: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine derivative and can cause some side effects including but not exclusive: nervousness, palpitations, anxiety, elvated pulse, elevated blood pressure, insomnia and restlessness. Always ask your pharmacist for a full printout of the possible adverse reactions. ...Read more

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Supracervical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Use bathroom and wipe and bright red blood. Feels like I constantly have to urinate. Any idea what could be?

Supracervical hysterectomy 3 years ago. Use bathroom and wipe and bright red blood. Feels like I constantly have to urinate. Any idea what could be?

Bleeding after hyst: You could have a urine infection with blood that could mimic vaginal bleeding. With a supracervical hysterectomy, the cervix is still there. If a portion of the lower part of the uterus is also present, you can still have period bleeding. You should see your doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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Use. 5 mg estrace & 100 mg prometrium for 20 yrs, now have hyperplasia w/fluid. D&C benign. Stop HRT to see if lining goes down or have hysterectomy?

Use. 5 mg estrace & 100 mg prometrium for 20 yrs, now have hyperplasia w/fluid. D&C benign. Stop HRT to see if lining goes down or have hysterectomy?

Obgyn evaluation: Your obgyn will need to characterize the type of hyperplasia you have -- Is it simple or complex? Is atypia present? The management of endometrial hyperplasia depends on those details. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy. Could I benefit from estrogen and progestrin replacement therapy to help with decreased libido, hot flashes should I use pills or injections

I had a hysterectomy. Could I benefit from estrogen and progestrin replacement therapy to help with decreased libido, hot flashes should I use pills or injections

It: It depends whether your ovaries were removed when the hysterectomy was performed and your age. After a hysterectomy in a premenopausal woman, the treatment can be symptom-based. One no longer needs the protective nature of Progesterone (against uterine cancer) after a hysterectomy. Hot flashes also can be addressed with a non-estrogen plan of management.

In 1991, the the women’s health initiative (whi) was launched and consisted of a set of clinical trials and an observational study, which together involved 161, 808 generally healthy postmenopausal women. The clinical trials were designed to test the effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy, diet modification, and calcium and vitamin d supplements on heart disease, fractures, and breast and colorectal cancer.
The hormone trial had two studies: the estrogen-plus-progestin study of women with a uterus and the estrogen-alone study of women without a uterus.

First, the benefits of the study showed that hormonal therapy did reduce hot flashes and night sweats. It relieved vaginal dryness and prevented osteoporosis-related fractures. However, on the quality of life issue, there were no clear benefits for those taking hormonal therapy compared to those who did not and there was an increase in breast cancer, coronary heart disease and clots in the lungs. One should know the risks and benefits of replacement hormonal therapy before embarking on that course of treatment and discuss your concerns with your gynecologist. For more information about hormonal and non-hormonal replacement, you may want to refer to my ebook on this and other women’s health issues.
http://www. Amazon. Com/inside-information-women-mysteries-ebook/dp/b004kspxt6/ref=sr_1_1? ie=utf8&qid=1328377660&sr=8-1

if you and your gynecologist decide on estrogen replacement, then a dermal (skin) patch may be an option. ...Read more