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My doctor just told me I need a hysterectomy. What happens during the procedure?

My doctor just told me I need a hysterectomy. What happens during the procedure?

Discuss with doctor: You should have a lengthy discussion with your doctor about why, how, and what to expect regarding your hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a major surgery which removes your uterus. There are numerous reasons why the procedure is done and multiple ways in which the surgery is performed. Have an open, honest discussion with your doctor and get all of your questions answered to your satisfaction. ...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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I am having a mole removed tonight in about an hour what will happen? Can someone explain the procedure

I am having a mole removed tonight in about an hour what will happen? Can someone explain the procedure

Mole removal: It depends on how it is being removed. The best person to explain the procedure is the doctor who is doing it. Don't be shy ask for details and get a complete description and get all your questions answered before the procedure. It will be fine, good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a breast reduction and tomorrow i get the stitches out! has anybody had the procedure and can tell me what to expect?

What do you advise if i had a breast reduction and tomorrow i get the stitches out! has anybody had the procedure and can tell me what to expect?

Speak to your doctor: I recommend you speak with your doctor when you see him/her. Most breast reductions are performed with sutures that are beneath the skin and do not need to be removed because they dissolve. You can also take pain medication prior to your appointment--do not drive to your appointment if it is a prescription strength pain medication. ...Read more

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Had a sonogram done and my doctor told me that I have fluid in my endomitrium. What exactly does this mean?

Had a sonogram done and my doctor told me that I have fluid in my endomitrium. What exactly does this mean?

Endometrial cavity?: This usually represents normal intrauterine menstrual fluid in a woman who is menstruating and not pregnant. The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus and fluid doesn't really accumulate in this lining of cells. ...Read more

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I had surgery (septoplasty) and the doc told me I was a difficult intubation. What do I need to do, and what can I expect if a future surgery is need?

I had surgery (septoplasty) and the doc told me I was a difficult intubation.  What do I need to do, and what can I expect if a future surgery is need?

Be informed: The knowledge that you were difficult to intubate can be life-savinf if you need to be intubated in the future. For elective surgery, having the specific information (what techniques were attempted, what was successful, could you be mask ventilated) to give to your next anesthesiologist is the best possible way to keep safe. A "medic alert" bracelet can be useful in an emergency. ...Read more

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Do surgeons remove the appendix when doing a tah i had a doctor ask me if i had my appendix removed during my tah. Do doctors do that during a tah?

Do surgeons remove the appendix when doing a tah i had a doctor ask me if i had my appendix removed during my tah. Do doctors do that during a tah?

No , not routinely: No indication to remove appendix routinely , when operating for some other problem , with premise to prevent future appendicitis , may increase morbidity . It is your decision on risk vs benefit scale , yes some surgeons do remove ...Read more

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My husband is having surgery for melanoma next week. Can you tell me anything about the procedure?

My husband is having surgery for melanoma next week. Can you tell me anything about the procedure?

Excision and node: The operation will involve removing a margin of normal skin around the melanoma. How much skin that is needed to be removed depends on the thickness of the melanoma. In addition, a sentinel lymph node procedure may be performed. This involves injecting dye into the melanoma and locating the lymph node that turns blue. The location of this lymph node depends on the drainage of the melanoma. ...Read more

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At my last pap smear, about 6 months ago. The doctor told me the pap was normal but she stated I should see a specialist because the docotor stated during the exam she could see a tag. What's that? When my husband & i are having sex I have bleeding. What

At my last pap smear, about 6 months ago. The doctor told me the pap was normal but she stated I should see a specialist because the docotor stated during the exam she could see a tag. What's that? When my husband & i are having sex I have bleeding. What

The : The doctor may be referring to a mucosal skin tag or a pedunculated polyp. The best way to address the bleeding during intercourse is to see the specialist as recommended. That provider can determine what it is and provide an appropriate solution. Take care. ...Read more

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My gynecology sched a hymenectomy for me before this year end.what should i expect from the surgery?do i really need to be sedated?

My gynecology sched a hymenectomy for me before this year end.what should i expect from the surgery?do i really need to be sedated?

Yes: It is painful to have surgery without sedation. He can numb the area with lidocaine but that may not be adequate in blocking all the pain. It's best to discuss your options with your GYN rather than discussing on this board because he/she can specifically guide you and discuss post op concerns in details. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more

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I went to my gynecologist today for heavy bleeding and he performed an endometrial biopsy and injected me inside my cervix with adrenaline. What is the reason ?He warned me my heart will race. Why?

I went to my gynecologist today for heavy bleeding and he performed an endometrial biopsy and injected me inside my cervix with adrenaline. What is the reason ?He warned me my heart will race. Why?

Control bleeding: The Epinephrine was injected to control the bleeding that may result from the endometrial biopsy. Epinephrine (or adrenaline) when absorbed into the blood stream will increase your heart rate, and you may experience this as palpitations in the chest. This should go away in a coupe hours. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband has an endoscopy procedure tomorrow morning, what to expect?

What can I do if my husband has an endoscopy procedure tomorrow morning, what to expect?

Conscious sedation: Conscious sedation is widely used to relax the patient, so the experience should be relatively comfortable. ...Read more

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Should my doctor call me if something put in me during surgery is recalled?

Should my doctor call me if something put in me during surgery is recalled?

Not necessarily: The surgeon does not normally keep logs of the implant serial numbers - this is information the facility (hospital, surgery center, etc) and the implant manufacturer keep track of. Generally, when an recall is issued, one of those two entities will contact you. There are many implants and manufacturers of similar type of implants. If you are concerned, ask your surgeon or call the facility. ...Read more

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