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Radical Hysterectomy Complications
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What complications can occur with a hysterectomy? What complications or risks are there with a hysterectomy?
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
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
1year post radical hysterectomy experiencing feelings of sever cold can't get warm r stay warm why ?Never been cold nature
I've had radical hysterectomy and stopped taking estergen for few months. I have hot flashes and tired all the time. Is it ok to start back on them ?
Ask your doctor: If you really had a radical hysterectomy, it was probably for cervical disease. Not unusual to experience hot flushes and menopausal like symptoms afterward just related to stress of the operation. Removing ovaries not typically part of radical hysterectomy so your ovaries may recover. If your ovaries were removed, then estrogen should be ok. Estrogen not related to cervical disease. ...Read more
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