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Had lap hysterectomy done w only one ovary left bout 3 weeks ago? When is it k to have sex?

Had lap hysterectomy done w only one ovary left bout 3 weeks ago? When is it k to have sex?

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 more

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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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4 days post Lap. hysterectomy inc cervix & ovaries also removed endometrial plaques/adhesions. I awoke today w/severe swelling entire rt side of body?

4 days post Lap. hysterectomy inc cervix & ovaries also  removed endometrial plaques/adhesions. I awoke today w/severe swelling entire rt side of body?

The severity ...: of your post-operative swelling warrants a call to your surgeon, who knows exactly what procedure was performed and with what findings. We can only guess, but would urge that you don't ignore the problem. ...Read more

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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'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 ?

Seek evaluation: This can be a sign of deep vein clots, which are more common after pelvic surgery. Call your doctors office now and tell them what is happening. If they don't answer, then I would go to the ER for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy 9 yrs ago and I've had severe sharp pain yesterday I had a Lap. Diag. and everything is clear Dr. is stumped and I'm frustrated?

I had a hysterectomy 9 yrs ago and I've had severe sharp pain yesterday I had a Lap. Diag. and everything is clear Dr. is stumped and I'm frustrated?

2nd opinion: Not every abdominal or pelvic pain is gynecological in nature. If the diagnostic laparoscopy eliminated adhesions by photo documentation, then a 2nd opinion would be recommended for an Internist to evaluate any intestinal causes of the pain. If the GYN MD did not phot document the surgery, a 2nd opinion from another GYN MD would be in order first for Endometriosis as implants are often hard to see ...Read more

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What is subtotal hysterectomy?

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. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

Yes, many: Depending on what sx you are trying to alleviate, there are many options, including: Medications that decrease bleeding Hormones that decrease bleeding or can shrink the uterus Hysteroscopic procedures that are done through the vagina in office or surgery center for bleeding or fibroids in endometrial cavity IR procedures that block bloodflow to uterus&shrinks it Ultrasound energy to shrink, etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

Infection bleeding: Hysterectomies have a low risk of complications. Infections in the abdominal wall, urine, or vaginal cuff sometimes occur. Bleeding into the wound or significant vaginal bleeding is less common. Very rarely, serious complications occur including intraoperative bleeding, injury to the intestine or urinary tract, or blood clot in the legs or to the lungs. ...Read more

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My wife needs a hysterectomy. Recommendations?

My wife needs a hysterectomy. Recommendations?

Depends on her condi: If she has cancer, or precancerous cells of the uterus, or has excessive bleeding and/or pain, or anemia, or concerns for an ovarian cancer then a hysterectomy may be necessary. But if her condition is bleeding or pain, there are often other options and if she does not want a hysterectomy, she should seek a second opinion from another gynecologist, to make sure all options are discussed. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to have a hysterectomy ?

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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Any risks with davinci supracercival hysterectomy?

As with any surgery.: Supracervical hysterectomy means removal of the uterus above the cervix. Da vinci is a tool that allows difficult surgeries to be done through small incisions. Complications of any surgery involve, bleeding, infection, organ injury, and anesthetic risks. None of these are common in the hands of an experienced surgeon and team. ...Read more

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What are some of the risks of having a hysterectomy?

What are some of  the risks of having a hysterectomy?

Many: Risks of a hysterectomy include infection, bleeding, injury to the bowel or bladder, deep venous thrombosis, anesthetic complications, or even death. Fortunately, serious risks are rare. ...Read more

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What are the reasons most hysterectomies are performed?

What are the reasons most hysterectomies are performed?

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

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Insomina after a hysterectomy?

Insomina after a hysterectomy?

Call your doc: Who did the surg u may need hormones or sleeping pills. ...Read more

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What is a sub total hysterectomy?

In a subtotal: hysterectomy the uterus is removed but the cervix and supporting tissues are left intact. ...Read more

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Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Yes: The use of laser technology in performing hysterectomy is not common. Their are many methods of performing a minimally invasive or laparoscopic hysterectomy that are just as effective and safer than laser. The vast majority of hysterectomies performed can be performed through tiny laparoscopic incisions. ...Read more

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What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

Laparascopic: It is laparascopic surgery via and small incision near the belly button. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

As listed: The risks include infection, bleeding, injury to internal organs such as bladder, bosel, ureter, and blood vessels, reaction to medication/anesthesia, blood clot formation, and complication of surgery leading to another surgery. The risks also vary depending on your medical/surgical history and the route of hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

Please discuss with: Your gyn as your gyn should discuss all of the possible major risks to you, many the vast majority of women have no problems, but some of the risks are infection, post op bleeding, blood clot after surgery, very rarely even death, fistula, etc the benefits to you should vastly outweigh any risks or u should not have the surgery, u can also go online and read. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopic hysterectomy like?

Better than open: Laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed when vaginal hysterectomy may be very difficult and one wants to avoid a major open surgery. This typically rquires 3 or 4 small incisions in the abdomen. You may go home the same day or stay in the hospital overnight. Your recovery will be significantly faster comapred to abdominal route. Open abdomial hysterectomy is rarely necessary today. ...Read more