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Doctor insights on: Reasons To Get 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