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Doctor insights on: Left Rib Sore After Hysterectomy

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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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I had a total hysterectomy back in July and now I have this constant pain on my left side below rib cage (on side). Pain during/after sex bloating etc?

Referred: That is a common area for pain referred from the area you had surgery. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. The other possibility is you have developed another condition such as gall bladder disease, for example. ...Read more

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My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago. Pain goes into sternum. Please advise.

My breasts very sore, watery discharge from left. Feel heavy. I had hysterectomy two years ago.  Pain goes into sternum.  Please advise.

Mammogram: You will benefit from seeing your GYN for breast exam and possibly labwork and mammogram. Watery discharge from the breast can be due to multiple things (ductal ectasia or widening, hormonal changes, medications, breast disorder, prolactinoma,etc.) ...Read more

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Robotic hysterectomy 3 wk ago off pain meds 2 nights slept 6 hours had gas woke up with left toe next to little toe sore as a rising / chest hurting?

Robotic hysterectomy  3 wk ago off pain meds 2 nights slept 6 hours had gas woke up with left toe next to little toe sore as a rising / chest hurting?

Dependency?: Pain meds are highly effective, and highly dangerous. Chances to develop chemical dependency for pain meds are going sky-high after 2-4 weeks of continuous use. Caution is always advised with pain meds as well as limited time of use. Symptoms you describe may reflect mild withdrawal. Nothing needs to be done just survive discomfort. Get yourself evaluated by PMD if your chest pain persist. ...Read more

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Partial hysterectomy a year ago and now have itch tender and painful nipple on left side. What woul help?

Partial hysterectomy a year ago and now have itch tender and painful nipple on left side. What woul help?

Nipple problem: I don't think hysterectomy has to do with the nipple issue. Before anything is recommended, i recommend your nipple be examined to rule out any serious problem. ...Read more

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Pelvic aching/swelling 1 yr after total hysterectomy. Just started 3 months ago. more swelling from sitting than standing. also lymphedema left leg?

Pelvic aching/swelling 1 yr after total hysterectomy.  Just started 3 months ago.  more swelling from sitting than standing.  also lymphedema left leg?

Venous thrombosis: Swelling in pelvis and legs depends on the response to hysterectomy where if procedure was for tumor a pelvic node dissection was probably performed. Here there is a possibility of iliac and hypogastric vein thrombosis leading to extremity edema as well as aching from obturator and pelvic femoral nerve irritation ...Read more

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2004 had a hysterectomy and only have 1 ovary left. In the last 2 days i've had terrible lower abdominal pain like period pain & tender itchy breasts?

2004 had a hysterectomy and only have 1 ovary left. In the last 2 days i've had terrible lower abdominal pain like period pain & tender itchy breasts?

Possibilities: Lots of things can cause lower pelvic pains (could be the ovary maybe even a large cyst on it; could be an intestinal problem; or a bladder condition). Need a little more information but could be numerous things. ...Read more

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