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Radical Hysterectomy Vs Total Hysterectomy
Misnomer: "total hysterectomy" in the past used to mean ovaries and uterus. Typically a strong family history of personal history of estrogen dependent cancers would be a reason to take out uterus/tubes/ovaries. Total hysterectomy now typically means uterus. Some women have hysterectomies because of pain, bleeding and fibroids, and pre-cancer or cancerous lesions.
Weight gain: Some do some don't. If we can chat I can give YOU a better prediction after talking.
No menses: Total abdominal hysterectomy means removal of the body of the uterus and the neck of the uterus while the ovaries remain in place. If you experience hot flashes after the surgery they will get better after about 6 to 8 weeks. You will not have any menstrual periods ever, you will not be able to become pregnant again, and you will not get endometrial cancer nor cervical cancer. You may gain weight
Partial vs Total: A partial hysterectomy typically refers to removal of the uterus and cervix only. A total hysterectomy typically refers to removal of uterus, cervix and ovaries. However, that being said, there are now many hysterectomies where the cervix is being left. This is referred to as a supracervical hysterectomy.
Varies: You could feel ready for sexual relations within a few days after your surgery - however most physicians are going to advise against having sex that includes vaginal penetration for up to 4 or 8 weeks. Non penetration sexual activity is likely to be ok whenever you feel inclined
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6 to 8 weeks: The typical recovery from a robotic assisted hysterectomy ranges from a few days to a few weeks. A woman should be prepared to take 4 to 6 weeks to recover from a major surgery, but should also expect that the recovery could be much quicker than that. Most women are instructed to abstain from sex for 6 to 8 weeks after their robotic hysterectomy - your doctor will give specific instructions.
Technique: That depends on the technique used (open vs laparoscopic vs robotic. It also depends on the weight, fitness, age and health status of the patient. It also depends on the type of job the patient has. Discuss with your surgeon.
Six weeks: I recommend 6 weeks as long as there were no complications.
Missing organ: It is not uncommon for patients who have limbs or organs removed to still feel that they at present. It is called the missing organ syndrome. Have your GYN MD re-examine you to be certain that there are no other identifiable medical complications.
On tuesday, I am having a total hysterectomy. What can I expect, and approx. Time for this procedure?
Well...: Type of hyster...Abdominal, laproscopic, vaginal (yes they can be total). So. 45minutes to 2+ hours is an average guess.
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.
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