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Yeast infection symptoms 3 days prior to vaginal hysterectomy. What to do?

Yeast infection symptoms 3 days prior to vaginal hysterectomy. What to do?

Call your doctor: A vaginal yeast infection is not likely to be a problem for a vaginal hysterectomy, but it would be easy to treat with an oral medication so that you do not have to be uncomfortable. Call your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What would symptoms of scar tissue be after a vaginal hysterectomy?

What would symptoms of scar tissue be after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Pain: Pain with intercourse, pain with bowel movements, etc. The diagnosis of scar tissue can only be made by re-operating and confirming it...This is usually avoided because multiple surgeries can cause more scarring, which are called adhesions. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of scar tissue be after vaginal hysterectomy?

Pain: Scar tissue formation is very common after surgery. Sometimes, scar tissue (adhesions) will cause pain and other times will not. If you have no pain, then there is no need to do anything. However, scar tissue is less likely to form after vaginal hysterectomy than abdominal hysterectomy. Please see your doctor if you are having any issues. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to have concerns if I had sex 1 week after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Is there any reason to have concerns if I had sex 1 week after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: Sex so soon after a vaginal hysterectomy might disrupt the sutures at the apex of your vagina, and it also might increase the risk of infection after surgery. Call your doctor if you have any bleeding or discharge. Wait to have sex until you've gotten clearance from your doctor - it can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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When can I take a bath after a total vaginal hysterectomy? I had it done on august 9th 2013.

When can I take a bath after a total vaginal hysterectomy? I had it done on august 9th 2013.

Should be OK: It is safe to shower immediately after your surgery. I allow my patients to take tub baths at any time after discharge from the hospital. You should certainly be safe for bathing by now. ...Read more

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How soon can I exercise after vaginal hysterectomy? How much is too much? What are weight lifting restrictions?

How soon can I exercise after vaginal hysterectomy? How much is too much? What are weight lifting restrictions?

Soon: You can walk immediately but you should limit lifting to less than 15 pounds and avoid abdominal exercises for at least two weeks. ...Read more

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My job I'm required to lift 20 lbs or more plus I stand all day. Is it ok to return to this 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy?

My job I'm required to lift 20 lbs or more plus I stand all day. Is it ok to return to this 6 weeks after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Should be okay: Six weeks is a usual amount of time for healing after a surgery like a vaginal hysterectomy. As long as you're not bleeding and not in pain and as long as you have seen your doctor for a postoperative appointment to ensure that there weren't complications, there should be no problem with heavy lifting and standing as needed for work. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What causes foot drop? I just had a vaginal hysterectomy.

Nerve palsy: When the patient is positioned for a vaginal hysterectomy care is taken to prevent pressure on the nerves, especially those just below the knee on the outer aspect of the upper calf. If undue pressure does occur to those particular nerves, foot drop can occur - that could be temporary, but it is possible to have a permanent palsy. ...Read more

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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I climb stairs?

When comfortable: When you feel comfortable enough to do it. No set time limit. ...Read more

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I'm 8 weeks post total vaginal hysterectomy and I'm having unusual white stringy discharge. Is this a normal part of healing?

I'm 8 weeks post total vaginal hysterectomy and I'm having unusual white stringy discharge. Is this a normal part of healing?

Possibly.: However, if it's persistent and there is a lot, it won't hurt to give your surgeon a call and see if he or she would like to take a look to make sure there's no infection. Take care! ...Read more

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I had a total vaginal hysterectomy in dec 2002. However I started bleeding 3 days ago. Any ideas as to what may have caused this?

Unsure: The most likely reason for your bleeding is granulation tissue forming on the hysterectomy scar at the top of the vagina. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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3 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior and anterior repair. I know I'm not supposed to pull, tug lift etc but can I put my own socks on?

Yes you can: Yes you can and there is no reason why you can not you can baith put your clothes on and yes you can put your socks on as well. ...Read more

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How long do I need to recover from vaginal hysterectomy? Leaving ovaries and tubes

Varies: Many women are essentially fully recovered in less than 2 weeks. Most have resumed normal activity by 2 to 4 weeks. To be safe, you should plan for 4 to 6 weeks for full recovery - but expect to require less than 4 weeks. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: Before surgery, at a minimum, a check of your blood count (hemogram) would be recommended. Other labs would depend on your medical history and if you are on any medications. A urine pregnancy test should also be done unless your tubes are tied. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy october 18. I know I can't have vaginal sex. Can I have anal sex? How long after the surgery

I had a vaginal hysterectomy october 18. I know I can't have vaginal sex. Can I have anal sex? How long after the surgery

Risky: Even anal intercourse could cause a disruption to the vaginal apex suture line. It would be best to wait at least 4 weeks after the hysterectomy before having any form in penetrational intercourse. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago I'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels is this normal.? I am not constipated

I had a vaginal hysterectomy. 7 days ago I'm getting terrible pain when opening my bowels is this normal.? I am not constipated

Postop visit: Bowel dysfunction is common after major surgery especially if narcotic pain medication were used. Often this gets better as one weans off narcotics. Schedule a postop visit with your surgeon to go over the surgery and for a postop check. ...Read more

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I need to know anything and everything you can tell me about a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)! pre, intra and post operative?

LAVH: Many studies show that complication rates are lowest for lavh compared to any other route for hysterectomy. It is impractical to try to relate everything known about lavh here. There are many resources available - first and foremost would be your gynecologist for a full and complete discussion of lavh and other treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm in my 3rd week post OP from a total vaginal hysterectomy. I have had pink spotting since the surgery and the smell is terrible? Is this normal and

I'm in my 3rd week post OP from a total vaginal hysterectomy. I have had pink spotting since the surgery and the smell is terrible? Is this normal and

Call your doctor: The spotting is normal but the odor is not. You may have a vaginal infection. This can be treated with oral or vaginal medication. ...Read more

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I am 7 days post vaginal hysterectomy with posterior andanterior repair. It still feels sore, specially when sitting. Isthis normal or am I too impatient?

Varies: The vaginal hysterectomy has the fastest recovery, if that was the only procedure done you would be feeling well at 7 days, maybe a little pressure.
The posterior repair has the longest recovery time, and you may be sore for up to one month. Hopefully your surgeon recommended some post operative wound care- sitz baths, etc.
If recovery doesn't seem right, call the surgeon. ...Read more

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When should I call my doctor if I had a vaginal hysterectomy and bleeding?

When should I call my doctor if I had a vaginal hysterectomy and bleeding?

Now: If you had hysterectomy and is experiencing vaginal bleeding, you should be evaluated to see what is causing the problem. Most are not serious but deserves prompt attention. If you just had hysterectomy few weeks ago, small amount of bleeding may be normal. ...Read more

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Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Is vaginal hysterectomy a very common procedure?

Yes: Hysterectomies are very common procedures. Many doctors, but not all, feel comfortable removing the uterus through the vagina. It is a great way to have the surgery that is less invasive then an abdominal procedure, results in less pain and risks with a quicker recovery. Talk to your doctor about all the options, pros and cons. ...Read more

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If I have had a csecton can I have a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: A vaginal hysterectomy is still an option, however a laparoscopic (with or without robotics) will likely be a safer route for the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Side effects after vaginal hysterectomy?

Many: In the short term, a small amount of spotting and discharge are normal - as well as some degree of discomfort (pain). In the long term there may be many benefits, but the primary side effect is that you will never have any uterine bleeding - which is good. It is difficult to answer this question without knowing why the vaginal hysterectomy is needed. ...Read more

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How long is the stay in the hospitail after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Usually 1 day: Most people are ready to go home the next day, depending on if they are tolerating food, urinating ok, have no fever and their pain is controlled with oral pain meds. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled to have a vaginal hysterectomy. Is it a painful procedure?

Varies: Vaginal hysterectomy is generally much less painful than an abdominal hysterectomy because there is no incision in the abdomen. Most of the pain from surgery comes from the skin incisions, with a vaginal surgery the only incision is at the top of the vagina and there are few pain receptors locted there - hence much less pain. ...Read more

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How long after a vaginal hysterectomy can I be stimulated externally to orgasm?

Right away: There is no danger with external/clitoral stimulation almost immediately if you feel up to it. The precaution is not to insert anything vaginally, and certainly not deep because the cuff where the uterus was removed needs to heal. Placing anything into the vagina can rip open the sutures. Otherwise there are really no issues. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal hysterectomy almost 5 weeks ago is it ok to have oral sex as long as nothing goes inside.

I had a vaginal hysterectomy almost 5 weeks ago is it ok to have oral sex as long as nothing goes inside.

Either way: You can try having usual sex, if it does not hurt, it should be safe.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hi there I was wondering what I can do with an inability to lose weight after a partial vaginal hysterectomy that was January 9th 2012.

Don't stop trying.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Vaginal Hysterectomy (Definition)

Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more