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It depends: As a former president once said, "it depends on what the meaning of the words 'is' is." if you're just getting a little frisky, you're probably ok now but for penetration, you need to wait until you can't disrupt suture lines which is usually after six weeks. To be safe, ask your surgeon when s/he thinks it's ok! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm a 36 year old female. I had a lap vag assisted hysterectomy on 3/16. Two days ago my right calf started hurting. It's kind of hard to explain the ?
I have been told I have post sterilization syndrome and my only option is a hysterectomy how long will it before i feel better?
Hysterectomy : Unsure what you mean by post sterilization syndrome? If you had some type of tubal occlusion procedure (essure, adiana, or ligation) and nothing afterwards then usually this will pass with time and use of drugs like ibuprofen. If you also had an endometrial ablation, and experience intolerable cyclic pain, then hysterectomy is solution (only removal of uterus) hopefully vaginally or lap. ...Read more
Hysterectomy: The number of hysterectomies has declined steadily over the years. There are many more less invasive treatments now available for uterine pathologies, such as embolization for large uterine fibroids, ablation and Mirena for excessive uterine bleeding, hysteroscopic treatment for intrauterine growth, etc.. New therapies in the pipeline will further reduce the need for hysterectomy. ...Read more
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Bleeding & pain: Most hysterectomies are done when other methods fail to alleviate symptoms like abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain. Enlarged uterus, fibroids, endometriosis, and adenomyosis are some common causes of those symptoms. Hysterectomis are also done for cancerous conditions and sometimes in conjunction with pelvic relaxation corrective surgery. ...Read more
Minimally invasive: In terms of invasiveness: using the natural orifice approach is least invasive- this is a vaginal hysterectomy (vh). Next would be laparoscopic hyst, then robotic assisted hysterectomy (rah) &the most invasive is an open abdominal incision (laparotomy). Unfortunately, many surgeons do not have the skills or experience to perform vh or l'scopic hyst. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Costs you the same: Insurance companies reimburse the most for an open hysterectomy, from which you will need about six weeks to return to work. The reimbursement to the surgeon is the same for laparoscopic and robotic, both of which can often get you back to work in 2 weeks (still no sex for 8 weeks.) those of us who have put in the time to learn robotic surgery do it because it is the best thing for our patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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