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What are the side effects of hysterectomy?

What are the side effects of hysterectomy?

Depends on: What type of hysterec, the reason it is being done and your body condition, your gyn should discuss all of that with you before hand and have u sign a consent form if you are going to have surgery and your gyn can discuss all of this with you before the surgery as u may not want to have it, after the discussion depending on your circumstances. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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


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Please explain what are the risk and side effects of getting hysterectomy?

Please explain what are the risk and side effects of getting hysterectomy?

Many:: Physical risks of surgery: infections, injury to other internal organs (bladder/intestines), bleeding (risk of needing blood transfusion), hernia formation, changes in sexual function, risk of onset of urinary leakage, risk of nerve injuries, risk of changes in hormone function (even if pt keeps their ovaries), scar tissue ; /or pain after surgery. To name a few. These aren't common, but possible. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects or risks associated with having a hysterectomy at the age of 27?

What are the possible side effects or risks associated with having a hysterectomy at the age of 27?

Surgical vs psycholo: Obviously there is risk of surgical complications such as bleeding/blood clot, infections etc. From the surgery, but there is a pyschological component to this. Most likely the ovaries will be left alone, so hormone-wise u will be ok, but u will not be able to have (any more) children. This is probably the biggest concern espcially if u have not had children. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a hysterectomy? I am considering having a hysterectomy. What are the repurcussions, recovery terms, and long-term effects?

Depends: Depends on why it is being done and how it is being done. I would discuss more with your doctor because each dr has different post op instructions. It is considered a major surgery. Healing takes about 8 weeks though some may return to work as soon as 2 wks. Without a uterus - no more period. If ovaries removed you will go through menopause. Depending cervix may be left to help with support. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a hysterectomy?

What are the effects of a hysterectomy?

Stop bleeding: If you have a hysterectomy and your doctor removes your uterus and cervix, you will definitely stop having periods. Depending on your situation, ovaries are usually left in in a 37 year old. If there is cancer, that is a different situation. Hysterectomies can be done through an open incision or "minimally invasively" with a robot. The main factor is often size. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a total hysterectomy?

Menopause: If by total hysterectomy you mean that the ovaries were removed along with the uterus (which is the usual lay understanding of the term although not the medical definition) then the effect is immediate menopause. Expect hot flashes, mood swings, and possibly insomnia, with vaginal dryness as a delayed effect. ...Read more

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What are/is side effects of hysterectomy operation?

Broad question: There are surgical risks with any procedure - ie. Bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent organs, failure to cure, etc. There are also usually benefits for the majority of procedures performed. In the case of hysterectomy - we expect resolution of whatever problem prompted the surgery. The specific side effects of hysterectomy include - no more periods, no uterine prolapse, fewer cramps, etc. ...Read more

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What are the effects on mood of a hysterectomy with the ovaries left behind?

Minimal: Besides some emotional changes associated in some with surgery itself there are usually none. ...Read more

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For how long should I take the medication livial (2.5 mg) after a hysterectomy, without any side effects?

For how long should I take the medication livial (2.5 mg) after a hysterectomy, without any side effects?

Ask doctor: I would certainly ask the doctor who originally prescribed the medication how long you should continue to take it. Usually it is about a year. ...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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My doctor didn't explain the side effects of having a hysterectomy why do some doctors do this?

Risks ;complications: All risks and complications of any proposed surgery, including hysterectomy, should be discussed by the md and you prior to surgery. This is called informed consent for which you sign a document prior to surgery. If you don't understand anything at all about the surgery, you should stop the md and ask if he/she is not forthcoming with the information. ...Read more

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Had total hysterectomy 9 myths ago, suffering painful flashes ever since. Taking oestradiol but worried about long term effects. Any recommendations?

Had total hysterectomy 9 myths ago, suffering painful flashes ever since. Taking oestradiol but worried about long term effects. Any recommendations?

Check estradiol dose: If indeed both ovaries were removed and "flashes" and other vasomotor symptoms are very troublesome the benefits of taking estrogens like estradiol at this point (to improve your sense of wellbeing, sleep better, protect your bones) are quite likely to outweigh the risks. The dosage of your estradiol may be insufficient or the route of administration may have to be changed (oral, vaginal, dermal) ...Read more

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Medically necessary hysterectomy (no cancer) with removal of one ovary what are common long term side effects and health concerns I should know about?

See below: Please consult these three sites for information on this topic:
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/805517
https://www. Verywell. Com/side-effects-and-risks-of-oophorectomy-3157255
http://www. Webmd. Com/women/guide/hysterectomy#3
Wish you good health
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is the safest long term medication for severe anxiety with the least amount of side effects? Also is a hysterectomy a cure for severe pmdd?

What is the safest long term medication for severe anxiety with the least amount of side effects? Also is a hysterectomy a cure for severe pmdd?

Severe Anxiety, PMDD: All medications for Anxiety have Side effects.
Hysterectomy is not a cure PMDD.
Let Wise Woman within you Reflect:
•Stresses in your Life-present and past
•To decrease Anxiety to stress
•Believe and Speak with your Entire Being-BREATH IS LIFE
Yoga
•Music Relaxation
•To see Psychiatrist for Intensive Therapy for severe anxiety, coping skills; and discuss Medication benefits and side effects. ...Read more

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I am about to have a partial hysterectomy (ovaries and cervix stay) what are the sexual side effects?

I am about to have a partial hysterectomy (ovaries and cervix stay) what are the sexual side effects?

Varies: Keeping the ovaries is probably a good idea in order to preserve the normal libido. Keeping the cervix is associated with an increased risk for bleeding, cancer, painful intercourse, vaginal infections, and the need for additional surgery (to remove the cervix later). There are very few good reasons to leave the cervix - and many good reasons to remove it with the uterus. ...Read more

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A week after an abdominal hysterectomy, is it common if a patient has bad headaches and other effects?

A week after an abdominal hysterectomy, is it common if a patient has bad headaches and other effects?

No: A week postop you should really be feeling better, not great but better. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a hysterectomy on Friday. I am worried about the effects of the changing hormones and what that can do to my bipolar?

I am scheduled for a hysterectomy on Friday. I am worried about the effects of the changing hormones and what that can do to my bipolar?

Weight gain: Bipolar meds can be adjusted. Hot flashes and weight gain are usually a bigger issue early on. You'll need to dial in some replacement estrogen more than likely. Work with the Gyn doctor closely. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy side effects compared with uterine fibroid embolization?

Hysterectomy side effects compared with uterine fibroid embolization?

Higher risk w surger: The risk of significant complications of any major abdominal surgery is generally considered to be between 5-10%. The risk of major complications of uae/ufe is below 3%. Embolization also has a faster recovery than surgery. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy side effects- is it possible to get uterine fibroid embolization?

Yes: Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) allows a woman to not only avoid all of surgical risks associated with hysterectomy but also risks of what happens to these women without their uterus. Having a hysterectomy particularly before age 50 and despite leaving in the ovaries increases their risk for osteoporosis and heart disease. It also affects many women psychologically & sexually. Ufe avoids this. ...Read more

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My mom had a total abdominal hysterectomy operation. Is there any harmful side effects such as emotions, physical, or anything?

Side effects: She may need hormone replacement therapy as well as calcium and Vitamin D suppementation. Advise GYN evaluation. ...Read more

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I might have to take tamoxifen (invasive ductal carcinoma-waiting for hormone tests to come back). Wouldn't a hysterectomy accomplish the same thing with fewer side effects?

I might have to take tamoxifen (invasive ductal carcinoma-waiting for hormone tests to come back). Wouldn't a hysterectomy accomplish the same thing with fewer side effects?

Yes: The purpose of taking tamoxifen post resection of invasive breast cancer is to minimize the effect of the bodys estrogen on possible growth factor receptors such as estrogen receptor on. Br Ca Performing a BSO alone or in combination with hysterectomy minimizes levels of estrogen in the host. It also minimizes the effect tamoxifen has acting as an estrogen on the uterus to induce endometrial Ca ...Read more

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Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read more

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What is subtotal hysterectomy?

What is subtotal hysterectomy?

Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus (body of the uterus as well as the cervix).The removal ovaries is a separate procedure (oophorectomy). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo (tubes)-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

Are there alternatives to a hysterectomy?

Yes, many: Depending on what sx you are trying to alleviate, there are many options, including:
Medications that decrease bleeding
Hormones that decrease bleeding or can shrink the uterus
Hysteroscopic procedures that are done through the vagina in office or surgery center for bleeding or fibroids in endometrial cavity
IR procedures that block bloodflow to uterus&shrinks it
Ultrasound energy to shrink, etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

Infection bleeding: Hysterectomies have a low risk of complications. Infections in the abdominal wall, urine, or vaginal cuff sometimes occur. Bleeding into the wound or significant vaginal bleeding is less common. Very rarely, serious complications occur including intraoperative bleeding, injury to the intestine or urinary tract, or blood clot in the legs or to the lungs. ...Read more

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My wife needs a hysterectomy. Recommendations?

Depends on her condi: If she has cancer, or precancerous cells of the uterus, or has excessive bleeding and/or pain, or anemia, or concerns for an ovarian cancer then a hysterectomy may be necessary. But if her condition is bleeding or pain, there are often other options and if she does not want a hysterectomy, she should seek a second opinion from another gynecologist, to make sure all options are discussed. ...Read more

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How to know if I need to have a hysterectomy?

Various reasons: There are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Any risks with davinci supracercival hysterectomy?

As with any surgery.: Supracervical hysterectomy means removal of the uterus above the cervix. Da vinci is a tool that allows difficult surgeries to be done through small incisions. Complications of any surgery involve, bleeding, infection, organ injury, and anesthetic risks. None of these are common in the hands of an experienced surgeon and team. ...Read more

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What are some of the risks of having a hysterectomy?

What are some of the risks of having a hysterectomy?

Many: Risks of a hysterectomy include infection, bleeding, injury to the bowel or bladder, deep venous thrombosis, anesthetic complications, or even death. Fortunately, serious risks are rare. ...Read more