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Doctor insights on: Reasons For Getting A Hysterectomy

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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

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 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

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I had a hysterectomy in 2011 an here lately i stay hot an sometimes it's like im having hot flashes. What is the reason for that?

I had a hysterectomy in 2011 an here lately i stay hot an sometimes it's like im having hot flashes. What is the reason for that?

Unclear: If you did have a bilateral oophorectomy as well, then this could be delayed vasomotor symptoms from low estrogen. If you did not have a bilateral oophorectomy in 2011, then this could mean your ovaries are failing or your thiroid is our of sync. Have a random fsh, Estradiol and TSH drawn. You cannot be without estrogen at your age as you bones may not recover the loss: need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Any reason why am i bleeding from my vaginal area when i've had a full complete hysterectomy?

Any reason why am i bleeding from my vaginal area when i've had a full complete hysterectomy?

Schedule exam: It is common to have bleeding right after surgery for several week. It can also happen months after a hysterectomy. This is usually due to a type of scar tissue in the vagina called granulation. It is easily treated with a mild chemical cautery, but sometimes has to be removed. It usually is not a cause for worry, and can be treated in an office visit during a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a partial hysterectomy done about 2 or 3 years ago, about last year I started spotting for no reason.?

What to do if I had a partial hysterectomy done about 2 or 3 years ago, about last year I started spotting for no reason.?

See gynecologist: Could be a serious issue and a partial hysterectomy leaves the cervix. Patients like could have spotting from a cervical lesion. Needs to be investigated promptly. Other considerations need to be taken as well. See your gyn as soon as possible especially if there a hx of abnormal pap smears. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to have concerns if i had sex 1 week after a vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: Sex so soon after a vaginal hysterectomy might disrupt the sutures at the apex of your vagina, and it also might increase the risk of infection after surgery. Call your doctor if you have any bleeding or discharge. Wait to have sex until you've gotten clearance from your doctor - it can take up to 6 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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What would be the reason for a total hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy?

Hysterectomy: There are many reasons for a total hysterectomy. The most common reasons are fibroids, bleeding, pain, endometriosis and precancerous and cancerous conditions of the uterus, cervix and or ovary, a salpingo-oophorectomy is removal of the fallopian tube and ovary. These are removed for several reasons also including things like cysts or tumors. ...Read more

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I cry all the time and have constant anxiety for no reason? Could this be caused by menopause? I had a hysterectomy at 30 and i don't have my ovaries

I cry all the time and have constant anxiety for no reason?  Could this be caused by menopause? I had a hysterectomy at 30 and i don't have my ovaries

Possible: It's possible, but given the long time since your hysterectomy, there are many more likely psychological causes. See your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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I have started having problems with being hot & sweating for no reason, day & night. I am post-menopausal, but on HRT since hysterectomy approx 3 yrs.

I have started having problems with being hot & sweating for no reason, day & night. I am post-menopausal, but on HRT since hysterectomy approx 3 yrs.

Hormonal levels ?: If ovarian function was not surgically removed bilaterally at the time of hysterectomy, the function of the ovaries may now be slowing or ending, thus giving a loss of overall hormonal levels and increased menopausal symptoms of sweating. A physician needs more history to better answer this question accurately. ...Read more

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I had a rad hysterectomy and radiation in 1998. Last year a colonoscopy and endoscope, all clear. Have ibs. What could be the reason for the lower right quadrant of my abdomen being distended.

I had a rad hysterectomy and radiation in 1998.  Last year a colonoscopy and endoscope, all clear.  Have ibs.  What could be the reason for the lower right quadrant of my abdomen being distended.

Many things: It is reassuring that the scopes were normal. The surgery can cause scar tissue called adhesions. Ibs can also cause accumulation of gas. The surgery can cause some weakness of the abdominal muscles. As long as the tests (ct scans, etc) are normal, i would recommend trials of diet changes and probiotics and exercise. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a hysterectomy for personal reasons and keep them from payor?

Is it possible to get a hysterectomy for personal reasons and keep them from payor?

Not usually: The surgeon, when billing the insurance company, provides cpt "codes" for reimbursement that contain the appropriate diagnosis whatever that may be. You can avoid that disclosure through "cash only" payment for surgeons and hospital fees. Physicians' are ethically required to keep your medical information strictly confidential from anyone other than designated healthcare personnel and entities. ...Read more

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Can I get a hysterectomy at age 28?

Can I get a hysterectomy at age 28?

Surgical indication: If there is a clear surgical indication for hysterectomy at age 28 (like a cervical cancer) a Gyn oncologic surgeon can and will discuss the pros and cons of hysterectomy with a patient and assist her in the difficult process to arrive at a "shared decision making" for hysterectomy. ...Read more

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I want a hysterectomy how do I get one?

At UR age?: What for? This sounds not the brightest idea coming from i assume a healthy young person. If there would be a major medical problem the obgyn would have offer a solution by I do not detect. Hysterectomy has very severe consequences and i hope nobody in a right mind would offer his/her services. Consult a shrink.... ...Read more

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