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If I didn't have a planned c-section, could I have avoided a hysterectomy?

If I didn't have a planned c-section, could I have avoided a hysterectomy?

Impossible to know: The risk of hysterectomy at the time of cesarean section is normally less with a planned surgery than 1 done in labor. The most common reasons for needing a hysterectomy are bleeding or a problem with the placenta like an accreta (placenta grown into uterine wall). Talk to your doctor and get the explanation for what happened. That might make it easier to deal with. ...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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Hello! I am 33yr old female. Have had 3 children all c-section. I had hysterectomy about a yr ago. The dr took everything except my right ovary due to?

Hello! I am 33yr old female. Have had 3 children all c-section. I had hysterectomy about a yr ago. The dr took everything except my right ovary due to?

So what's the ?: You get the most from the site when you provide background information and ask a clear related question. You provided background but left off the question.You are welcome to start over, but these questions are not linked & must be complete as written. ...Read more

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Can a hysterectomy be performed using the same scar as my C-section scar? Mine is horizontal bikini line?

Can a hysterectomy be performed using the same scar as my C-section scar? Mine is horizontal bikini line?

I think there...: Is no problem with that. I am a plastic surgeon and have done a number of hysterectomies along with abdominoplasties with my gynecologic colleagues. Many of these are done through the incision you describe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is better di vinci hysterectomy or regular after 2 c-section. Endometerosis in uterine and pelvic area?

Laparoscopic: A laparoscopic approach is "better" if able to be done. This type of surgery has faster recovery and hospital time and less pain. ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy (still have 1 ovary and cervix) after a c-section 1 year ago. Recently after sex I have noticed a brownish discharge. What is th?

I had a hysterectomy  (still have 1 ovary and cervix) after a c-section 1 year ago. Recently after sex I have noticed a brownish discharge. What is th?

Period?: Brownish discharge is a small amount of old blood. So something bled a little and then comes out with intercourse. If this happens monthly, this could be a small period from a small amount of endomterium (lining of the uterus) left behind after your hysterectomy. If this happens randomly could be an infection or something with the cervix like a polyp or dysplasia. ...Read more

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What are the risks when your pregnant with uterin fibroids? Also what are the risks when having a c-section and a hysterectomy at the same time?

What are the risks when your pregnant with uterin fibroids? Also what are the risks when having a c-section and a hysterectomy at the same time?

Increased/substantia: Pregnancies complicated by uterine fibroids are at increased risk for fetal loss, preterm birth, malpresentation in labor, cesarean section, postpartum hemorrhage and cesarean hysterectomy. The latter can prove to be life-threatening major surgery as the vessels feeding the term uterus are huge and multiple. Expert care with maternal-fetal medicine specialist and gynecologic oncologist required! ...Read more

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My uterus is attached to my C-section incision, can it be fixed , i want another child i don't want to have to have a hysterectomy . Please help?

My uterus is attached to my C-section incision, can it be fixed , i want another child i don't want to have to have a hysterectomy . Please help?

Scar: You can have the area repaired to remove the attachment from the abdominal wall. Your doctor can use measures to reduce the risk of the tissue reforming after the surgery so that the chance of attachment is less. ...Read more

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Will the doctor perform an abdominal hysterectomy using my c-section incision?

Will the doctor perform an abdominal hysterectomy using my c-section incision?

Usually yes.: Ask your doctor - but the general answer is yes, in non-obstetrical cases (i.e. Gynecological indications for hysterectomy years later). If your hysterectomy is immediately after a cesarean section then the optimal skin incision is midline vertical. ...Read more

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40yo endo, pcos, ulcerative c. childbirth via c-section, 2 surgeries to remove endo from rectus muscle. Many meds over 15y. Hysterectomy pro and con?

40yo endo, pcos, ulcerative c. childbirth via c-section, 2 surgeries to remove endo from rectus muscle. Many meds over 15y.  Hysterectomy pro and con?

Complicated Surgery: Your history of surgeries makes me worry that another surgery for you might be difficult if you have a physical exam that shows a uterus that's fairly stuck in the pelvis. If you haven't tried medical methods of care for endometriosis, I would do that first. Consider continuous pills, Depo, Lupron, (leuprolide) etc. ...Read more

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How long after a csection and hysterectomy surgery can I begin to workout?

Usually 4 weeks: Most women can resume normal activity after 4 weeks for a cesarean or a hysterectomy. It is always a good idea to check with your surgeon just to be sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I was told that I have to have a caesarean/ hysterectomy straight after the delivery?

Talk to your doctor: Cesarean Hysterectomy is not a routine procedure, it is performed under very select circumstances, few of these are planned, but most of these are emergency procedures ...Read more

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Could scar tissue be causing me to have pelvic pain especially when I have a sonagram vaginally, i had a csection in 2010 then a hysterectomy in 2011 ?

Could scar tissue be causing me to have pelvic pain especially when I have a sonagram vaginally, i had a csection in 2010 then a hysterectomy in 2011 ?

Possible: Scar tissue could be the problem. If you still have your ovaries, then an ovarian cyst could be the issue. You could have endometriosis - having had a cesarean delivery does increase the risk for endometriosis and that would easily cause he type of pain you describe. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal stabbing pains. Csection 3yrs ago, hysterectomy last sept. Bowel movements regular but painful. Also have ra.

Lower abdominal stabbing pains. Csection 3yrs ago, hysterectomy last sept. Bowel movements regular but painful. Also have ra.

Adhesions: It could be adhessions around the intestinal loops or post surgical seromas. If you still have your ovaries they need to be checked. ...Read more

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Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?

Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?

Hard to say: The best information must come from someone who has all the information about your case. Fibroids come in various sizes and locations and the approach to their treatment and or removal may or may not interfere with your ability to carry another successful pregnancy. Get a second or third opinion if needed and try to understand your options. ...Read more