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Not normal: If you had a partial hysterectomy (uterus only removed and ovaries/tubes left in) 20 years ago and are now having vaginal bleeding, you need to have it investigated as this would not be expected to occur at this stage of life. See your usual doctor to discuss. If he/she is unable to assess, then request referral to an ob/gyn physician. ...Read more
It can: In many cases yes. If the primary issue is centrally located pain with the menstrual cycle, a hysterectomy is likely to be very helpful. There are also surgical treatments short of a hysterectomy, including resection of endometriosis and pre sacral neurectomy. You need to see a good pelvic pain doctor to help you work out the best option for you. ...Read more
Not unless shortened: There is no impact on vaginal health unless the surgeon resects too much vagina in the process of doing the hysterectomy, if the cervix is removed. "Partial hysterectomy" can mean removing only the uterus and no cervix, or the uterus with retention of the tubes and ovaries. ...Read more
Leaving in cervix: Some women choose to keep their cervix. The french have done this for years because they think it helps with sex. I have asked patients with cervix and without and both groups report excellent sex life after hysterectomy. Supracervical hysterectomies can be done open, laparoscopically and robotically. ...Read more
Whats partial mean?: As a physician, a hysterectomy is removal of the uterus and it can be total or subtotal or sometimes called supracervical. A subtotal or supracervical hysterectomy removes the body of the uterus and a small part of the cervix. However, often times non-medical people call a partial hysterectomy total removal of the uterus but not removing the ovaries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Total vag. Hyst& bilat salpinoopherectomy . 2 options, vag.Only or with laparoscopic assist.60yo, thin, complex hyperplasia ?
Skill of surgeon: In general a vaginal hysterectomy is easier to recover from. That being said, when I have to have surgery i always defer to the preference of the surgeon. I want the person holding the knife to feel totally comfortable doing the procedure they feel is best. If i were your surgeon i would do a robotic hysterectomy. That is my preference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trachelectomy recover time, this is a noncancerous situation. Previously had supracervical partial hysterectomy leaving left ovary and cervix.
Varies: That depends on the technique your surgeon plans to use. You will need to direct this to the surgeon as there are a variety of approaches. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Some people develop extra tissue at the back of the vagina called granulation tissue. This can be removed in the office. If you still have your cervix then some people continue to have light periods. Bleeding 2 years after a hysterectomy needs to be evaluated by your surgeon in the office. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How can ovarian function be evaluated post hysterectomy uterus and cervix removed, ovaries retained?
Yes: Any hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is considered a major surgery. With that said, there are several different modalities by which a uterus is removed. A lash is a type of laparoscopic hysterectomy in which the uterine body is removed but the cervix is left in the body. It is a simpler surgery with less time spent in the or. Recovery time is typically shorter as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer