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What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

What to expect after a radical hysterectomy?

Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...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


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What are the complications of a hysterectomy?

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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What are possible complications of a hysterectomy?

A few: Infection, bleeding, damage to adjacent structures, death. Those are true of any surgery - just a matter of degree based on how complicated the surgery is. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should my wife go thru with a radical hysterectomy?

Talk to your doc: Follow the advice of her gynecologic oncologist. Their job is to save people from cancer. ...Read more

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What complications can occur with a hysterectomy? What complications or risks are there with a hysterectomy? .

What complications can occur with a hysterectomy? What complications or risks are there with a hysterectomy?

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Not common. : Complications with a hysterectomy are not very common. However, hysterectomy is a surgical procedure and therefore has risk. You could have bleeding, infection, damage to an organ, blood clot or any number of other complications. Complication rates can be minimized by choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What complications can occur with a hysterectomy? What complications or risks are there with a hysterectomy? .

What complications can occur with a hysterectomy? What complications or risks are there with a hysterectomy?

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Most doctors can : Perform hysterectomy safely, but the same risks always remain: heavy blood loss that requires a blood transfusion; post operative infection ( urinary, wound, pelvic abscess, blood infection, pneumonia); damage to adjacent organs like bladder, ureters, rectum or small bowel; post operative deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolus; also anesthesia related risks and heart attack, stroke. ...Read more

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Why am I still having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

Why am I still having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

Loss of ovaries: Once the ovaries are removed female hormone production stops. This tiggers hot flashed and other symptoms of menopause. The duration of these symptoms if going to vary from person to person and there is no real "normal" lenght of time. Discuss with your doc whether or not you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I am having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

What could be a reason that I am having hot flashes five years after a radical hysterectomy?

Menopause: I am presuming your ovaries were left behind. If so, you could be entering the menopause. A little early, but, it can happen see your gyn and they should be able to determine that by checking your hormone levels. ...Read more