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Reasons for a hystorectamy?

Reasons for a hystorectamy?

Many: The most common reasons for a hysterectomy are bleeding, pain, tumors, prolapse, and cancer. Now for the fun part... This can be done vaginally, abdominally, laparoscopically assisted or total laparoscopic, or robotic. If there's cancer, a radical procedure is needed, taking more adjacent tissue & lymph nodes for staging purposes. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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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 reasons are there for having a csection?

What reasons are there for having a csection?

Safety: The main reason for c-section is safety of infant and mom. Prematurity, breech position of the baby, maternal infection are some associated reasons as well as prior c-section. Ask your physician if you are being considered for c-section. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

For what reasons might the uterus prepare for a pregnancy every single month?

Survival of Species: (perhaps). This consistency would allow for the uterus to be ready a number of times throughout the year for pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is surgery for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

What is surgery for a  hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

Depends: It depends on the size of the fibroid and the skill of the surgeon. Some surgeons are very skilled at minimally invasive or robotic surgeries and are comfortable even with very large fibroids. Make sure you are evaluated by someone skilled in advanced laparoscopy/robotics for an opinion if a different doc tells you that you must have an open hysterectomy. That's not always the case! ...Read more

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What are reasons for a prostatectomy?

What are reasons for a prostatectomy?

Cancer and BPH: Cancer is the main reason for prostatectomy. Benign enlargement of the prostate can usually be treated by removing chips of the gland with an instrument passed up through the urethra, called transurethral prostatectomy. ...Read more

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For what different medical reasons may a women be late for a period?

For what different medical reasons may a women be late for a period?

Some reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What the reason for getting 2 periods in a month?

What the reason for getting 2 periods in a month?

Hormones: Your hormones act differently. Can be corrected. Contact your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What can be expected for recovery for a 4 year getting tonsils/adenoids removed?

What can be expected for recovery for a 4 year getting tonsils/adenoids removed?

Rapid recovery: Young children post tonsillectomy should be seeing daily improvements with regards to oropharyngeal pain and generalized post surgical malaise. His surgeon will give you specifics about eating and drinking hot and cold foods but using anti inflammatory drugs like Motrin will be helpful. Full recovery is expected in weeks. Make sure you keep follow up appointments with the ent. ...Read more

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Have not done any Menstruation for almost a year and half,is it a factor for getting pregnant and possible solution.

Have not done any Menstruation for almost a year and half,is it a factor for getting pregnant and possible solution.

Fertility?: You may have experienced premature ovarian failure, unless you are on hormones that are causing you to skip your periods. You should see a gynecologist or family doctor and have your hormones checked to see if you are likely fertile or not. ...Read more

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Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Could someone take estrogen after having had a complete hysterectomy for endometrial cancer?

Sometimes.: Always check with your oncologist before starting any hormonal therapy after having endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Can you still get endometriosos after having a complete hysterectomy?

Yes: Endometriosis is when cells from the lining of your uterus are outside the uterus, on the ovaries, ligaments, etc.. In the abdomen. So yes you can still have issues with endometriosis after a hysterectomy. Your ovaries, if still in plac, e will continue to make estrogen, and thus continue to stimulate any enomertriosis that is present. ...Read more

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Does there have to be a medical reason for a women to get a hysterectomy?

Does there have to be a medical reason for a women to get a hysterectomy?

Yes: A reputable md always has a reason for major surgery such as hysterectomy. Additionally, pathology tissue committees make sure that the stated reason for surgery is confirmed on tissue examination. Too frequent "normal uterus" pathology reports will raise a "red flag" and hopefully the md has to answer why or risk losing their hospital privileges eventually through peer review. ...Read more

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Had a partial hyst less than a year ago, have breast pain for a few months now. Could this be serious, something to take to the dr?

Had a partial hyst less than a year ago, have breast pain for a few months now. Could this be serious, something to take to the dr?

See your doc : Probably this is unrelated to the hysterectomy. Sometimes this can be managed conservatively, but with ed i would go get checked out. Until then try Ibuprofen and avoiding caffeine. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for a monthly period after having a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy? Haven't been on hormone replacement for about 8 months and surgery was 13 months ago.

What are possible reasons for a monthly period after having a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy? Haven't been on hormone replacement for about 8 months and surgery was 13 months ago.

The only "good": reason is not a good reason: there's ovarian remnant, some ovary left behind. There's no other logical reason for "a monthly period." The alternative is bleeding of other causes (not a real period) and that's bothersome too. You need for sure to be evaluated by a good OBG soon, don't wait. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get pregnant after having a tubal other than having them reversed?

Is there a way to get pregnant after having a tubal other than having them reversed?

IVF ...: In vitro fertilization or ivf is where we give you fertility drugs to make multiple eggs, we remove the eggs from your ovaries under anesthesia, fertilize the eggs in the lab with your partner's sperm, then put one or more embryos back inside your uterus and freeze any extras. Success rates can be high, you won't need birth control again after, and if your partner has sperm issues we perform icsi. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids? Can having fibroids and previous colposcopy reduce chances of being a good candidate for vbac?

What causes fibroids?  Can having fibroids and previous colposcopy reduce chances of being a good candidate for vbac?

Non-cancerous tumor: Fibroids are formed of uterine wall muscle cells that grown in and around the uterus. Colposcopy of the cervix with or with out biopsy should not affect vbac. However a large fibroid increases the risk of previous uterine scar rupturing. All depends on the location and size of the fibroid. You should discuss your concerns with your obstetrician. Base your decision of what's safer for you & baby. ...Read more

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What are a few reasons why a woman who has had a partial hysterectomy seven years ago would have bright red bleeding after intercourse ?

What are a few reasons why a woman who has had a partial hysterectomy seven years ago  would have bright red bleeding after intercourse ?

Depends: The cervix could be the problem. A partial hysterectomy would leave the cervix. There would be risk for cervical dysplasia or cancer. A vaginal infection or vaginal cancer could cause bleeding. Granulation tissue on the hysterectomy scar can often result in bleeding. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any homeopathic treatments for getting rid of a jaw infection after getting a cyst removed 2 months ago?

Are there any homeopathic treatments for getting rid of a jaw infection after getting a cyst removed 2 months ago?

No! Very serious: If you truly have an infection in your jaw then this is very serious and must be treated with antibiotics and possibly surgery. Any infection in your head is very serious as it can spread to your brain and/or your heart, where it can quickly become life-threatening. See an M.D. Or D.O. To have this dealt with immediately. ...Read more

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